Holyrood parliament building

Holyrood parliament building

Last orders early at bar in Holyrood

HOLYROOD bosses are to consider closing the Scottish Parliament's bar in the evenings to make way for money-spinning receptions and dinners.

Scottish Parliament building's 'missing' 98lb granite slab is back

WORKMEN were today due to put back the panel which became partially detached from high up on the Scottish Parliament building.

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Parliament safety probe after granite panel scare

NINE more granite panels on the Scottish Parliament building are being examined following the safety scare when one of the heavy slabs became partially detached and came close to crashing down on the MSPs' restaurant.

Queen safety fears after slab falls from parliament

HOLYROOD bosses were today urged to carry out urgent safety checks on the Scottish Parliament building before the Queen's visit in July.

Holyrood safety fear after 100lb block of granite hangs loose

A SECTION of the Scottish Parliament had to be shut yesterday after a granite slab came loose and was left hanging above a roof.

Parliament gets portrait of the Queen

THE FIRST official portrait of the Queen to go on display at the Scottish Parliament was unveiled by the Princess Royal yesterday.

Don't twist Jacobite showcase for your own ends, SNP is told

A MAJOR exhibition charting the history of the Jacobites is to go on show at the Scottish Parliament featuring rare and evocative exhibits from the 18th century rebellion.

Holyrood's £2m security bill attacked

SCOTTISH Parliament bosses have been accused of going "over the top" on security after new figures showed the latest anti-terrorist measures have landed taxpayers with a bill of more than £2.3 million.

Rain pours in on another b-leak day for Holyrood

IT'S supposed to be known for leaks of a different kind.

Jobs under threat as Scottish Parliament looks to cut costs

THE Scottish Parliament's 500 rank and file staff are facing "almost certain" job losses, it emerged today.

Miralles' widow hits out at plans for Holyrood

THE widow of Enric Miralles, the Spanish architect who designed the Scottish Parliament, has strongly criticised Holyrood officials for allowing other architectural firms to submit plans for a security extension to the iconic building.

Names that went down in history to go on doors at Holyrood

MSPs will soon be reminded of the achievements of renowned Scots as they go about their daily business at Holyrood.

Ex-soldier ejected from Parliament

A FALKLANDS war veteran, who has been protesting about the poor treatment of ex-soldiers, was escorted from the Scottish Parliament after he tried to make an interjection from the public gallery.

Scottish Parliament faces £5m bill for new suicide bomber defence

SCOTTISH Parliament bosses could spend as much as £5 million on an extension at the front of the Holyrood building for a new security hall, it emerged today.

Hawk hired to scare off Holyrood pigeons flies away for good

THE Scottish Parliament's "war" against a long-standing enemy has suffered a major blow, with the loss of one of its deadliest weapons.

Taxpayers foot bill of £45,000 per year for every Holyrood worker

THE Scottish Parliament is facing calls to scrutinise more closely its own running costs after it emerged staff cost more than £45,000 each.

Row over transsexual woman searched by male Holyrood guard

THE Scottish Parliament has apologised after a transgender visitor complained about being searched by a male security guard.

Holyrood parliament a visitor hit in 2009

THE number of people visiting the Scottish Parliament rose by more than a quarter last year. A total of 420,982 people visited during 2009, up by almost 27 per cent on the previous year and the second highest number.

Go electric, Green tells Parliament in a bid to cut taxi expenses

MSPs should be given access to electric cars and scooters to help cut down on emissions and taxi bills, Scottish Parliament officials have been told.

Taxpayer to foot bill for 40 new bamboo-style window poles at Holyrood

DOZENS of the iconic bamboo-style poles which decorate MSPs' windows at the Scottish Parliament have had to be replaced at a cost of tens of thousands of pounds to the taxpayer.

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