Scottish Parliament

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Scottish Parliament

by virtue of the Scotland Act 1998, there is a devolved Scottish Parliament as of 1 July 1999. It has at least all the powers of a big local authority (with a tax raising power it has not exercised, yet) and all the pomp, officials and expense of a sovereign parliament. Since its creation it has banned fox hunting and smoking.
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Gilly Semple, visiting recently with her son and brother, was greeted by deputy presiding officer Christine Grahame MSP, who presented her with a hamper from the Scottish Parliament gift shop.
Sharing a picture of Queen Elizabeth addressing the guests, the official Instagram handle of 'The Royal Family' wrote, "It has been with great pleasure that over the years I have watched Scotland grow and prosper.' Today, The Queen spoke at a ceremony to mark the 20th Anniversary of the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh."
Councillor Tom Mason is a city councillor and also a member of the scottish Parliament. This councillor was elected to the two posts almost simultaneously and he decided to hold on to the two jobs and two salaries, as far as I know.
It's 20 years since Monklands voters went to the polls for the very first time in a historic election - choosing the first Members of the Scottish Parliament.
The Scottish Parliament, which is marking its 20th anniversary, needs to focus on jobs, schools and hospitals, rather than constitution issues, writes Scottish Labour leader Richard Leonard.
As a brand-new institution, the Scottish Parliament has had to learn from its mistakes and try new things.
THE Scottish Parliament should be an international leader in human rights, a Holyrood report has said.
GORDON Brown has proposed the Scottish Parliament get new powers over income tax as part of a plan to create a "partnership of equals" between Scotland and the rest of the United Kingdom.
Instead, a draft order drawn up in Westminster could temporarily extend the Scottish Parliament's powers, allowing it to hold a poll on the single question of whether or not Scotland should remain in the UK.