Forthcoming Holyrood Events

Enhancing Parental Capacity: Building Positive Childhoods

29 August 2017
This event will explore how practitioners can identify and support parents who are struggling and in doing so help ensure that all children have the best start in life. The context Research...

The Teaching Profession in Scotland: Attraction, Recruitment and Retention

30 August 2017
Underpinning all ambitions for education provision in Scotland is an ongoing and evolving demand on teachers. They are at the heart of the Attainment Challenge and the Curriculum for Excellence and...

Next Steps for Tourism in Scotland

31 August 2017
Tourism is increasingly seen as Scotland’s most important industry. Tourism is the heartbeat of the Scottish economy and supports communities throughout the year across the country. The National...

Self-Directed Support: Empowering People Through Choice

31 August 2017
In August 2017 Audit Scotland will publish their audit of self-directed support. This event will explore the findings of the audit and consider how we can put its recommendations into practice and...

Improving Volunteer Management: Recruitment and Retention

31 August 2017
This briefing will consider the latest trends, developments and good practice in volunteer management. The context Volunteering levels in the UK  declined by 15% between 2005 – 2015,...

Making Rural Education Work For Young People: Community, Attainment, and Positive Destinations

5 September 2017
Following the Scottish Government’s announcement of a new Rural Supplement in December 2016 to offset the higher costs of taking on an apprentice in rural areas, this timely briefing will explore the...

Children and Young People's Mental Health: Taking a Cross-Sectoral Approach

6 September 2017
Three children in every classroom in Scotland will experience mental health problems by the time they are 16. Yet 19 children a day are missing out on mental health services in Scotland. ...

School Food and Feeding the Mind: Opportunity, Encouragement, and Education

12 September 2017
Despite boasting a uniquely world-class natural larder, Scotland is still faced with an increasingly obese population. With eating habits forming at an early age, schools are increasingly at the...

Going Places: Sustainable Transport in Scotland

13 September 2017
Transport policy in Scotland is at a crossroads. The National Transport Strategy is under long-term review, a new Transport Bill is due and upcoming Climate Change and Planning Bills as well...

Improving Outcomes Locally - Next Steps for Community Planning

14 September 2017
This briefing will examine the latest developments and good practice in how public bodies work with communities to improve outcomes and reduce inequalities locally.  The context...

Gypsy and Traveller communities in Scotland: including, supporting, planning

19 September 2017
Gypsy and Traveller communities face many challenges and barriers to accessing services and participating in society. This event will celebrate the unique diversity of Gypsy and Traveller cultures...

Improve Your Communications

19 September 2017
Ever want expert support in devising and developing your communications? Support from others to better understand your audience? New ways to design and communicate your messages and join...

Asset Management 2017

21 September 2017
Now entering its ninth year, and having welcomed hundreds of delegates from across the country, Holyrood magazine’s annual Asset Management event is firmly established as a vital event on the...

Supporting Women in the Workplace

26 September 2017
Despite making up half of the population women continue to be underrepresented in the workforce, more so in traditionally male-dominated industries and senior management. Yet with stifled talent...

Digital Justice 2017

27 September 2017
​The Scottish Government is committed to utilising digital technology to provide simple, fast and effective justice for all at best cost. Holyrood’s Digital Justice Scotland 2017 will bring...

10 Years of the Adult Support and Protection Act (Scotland) 2007: Sharing Learning Across Scotland

28 September 2017
This event will reflect on the past 10 years of the Adult Support and Protection Act (Scotland) 2007 and explore how it has benefited vulnerable adults in Scotland. In doing so we will share learning...

The Future of Apprenticeships and Training: Tackling Scotland’s Skills Gaps

28 September 2017
With the recent introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy the Scottish Government have committed to a distinct approach to apprenticeships and wider skills development in order to drive closer...

Improving Health and Wellbeing Through Our Natural Health Service

3 October 2017
Scotland's natural environment is an under-utilised asset for the promotion and improvement of physical and mental health and wellbeing. In particular, green exercise which denotes an active and...

Ambition 2030: Next Steps for Scotland’s Food and Drinks Industry

11 October 2017
After a record year for Scotland’s food and drinks sector, the industry announced ‘Ambition 2030’ in March 2017 – backed by a total of £10 million in funding from itself, the Scottish Government, and...

GDPR: The Future of Data Protection

11 October 2017
GDPR will come into effect in the UK on the 25 of May 2018, regardless of Brexit. By this time organisations must be able to show how they are compliant with the regulations in order to avoid...