First Minister Nicola Sturgeon MSP answered questions from opposition party leaders and other MSPs on Thursday 16th January 2020.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon MSP answered questions from opposition party leaders and other MSPs on Thursday 19th December 2019.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon MSP answered questions from opposition party leaders and other MSPs on Wednesday 11th December 2019.

In this podcast, we hear the opportunities and challenges on achieving net-zero carbon emissions in Scotland by 2045.

Chaired by Mark Ruskell MSP, Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee, this panel includes:

  • Anne Johnstone, Head of Environment, Energy and Sustainability service for Hollis Global
  • Dr Martin Valenti, Head of Climate Enterprise for Scottish Enterprise
  • Catriona Patterson, 2050 Climate Group
  • Dr Matthew Brander, Senior lecturer in Carbon Accounting at the University of Edinburgh

This session was recorded as par of the Festival of Politics, in partnership with Edinburgh Science Festival.

November 19, 2019

Citizens’ Assemblies

How do citizens' assemblies work, and why are they suddenly so popular?

Following the success of the citizens' assembly in Ireland amd around the world, Scotland plans to follow suit with a citizens' assembly in 2020.

Join chair Shelagh Wright, and panellists Dr. Oliver Escobar, Jamie Kelsey-Fry and Dr. Jane Suiter at this session recorded as part of the 2019 Festival of Politics.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon MSP answered questions from opposition party leaders and other MSPs on Thursday 7th November 2019.

Finland is the only country in the EU where homelessness is falling. Now its radical approach is about to be piloted in parts of the UK.

Join the Presiding Officer and panellists Sanna Vesikansa, Deputy Mayor of Helsinki; Ewan Aitken, Chief Executive Officer, Cyrenians; Kate Farrell, Mayoral adviser on homelessness, Liverpool City Region; and Mark Johnson, former rough sleeper and User Voice founder, to discuss whether Finland’s solution will work in the UK.

Recorded at the 2019 Festival of Politics.

October 24, 2019

#ScotParl20: Former MSPs

In this episode, The Presiding Officer speaks with Former First Minister Henry McLeish, Former Presiding Officer Tricia Marwick, Former Leader of the Scottish Conservatives Baroness Annabel Goldie, and Former MSPs George Lyon and Robin Harper.

To find out more about the Scottish Parliament at 20, please visit our website.

The First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon MSP, answered questions from MSPs in The Scottish Parliament on the 10th October 2019.

In this special #ScotParl20 podcast the Presiding Officer Ken Macintosh MSP speaks to members of staff about working at Holyrood and how the Parliament has evolved over the past 20 years.

To find out more about the Scottish Parliament at 20, please visit our website.

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