• Political Monitoring

    Bespoke Monitoring

    With a dedicated Account Manager specialising in your policy area, we'll assess every Parliamentary committee meeting and debate, Business Bulletin item, Government release and Party announcement to compile a bespoke daily report focused to your needs.


    Coverage of Whitehall, Westminster and European business can also be incorporated. Your report will be complied on a thoroughly researched reading brief and we pride ourselves on the human touch - we don't automate searches using keywords and we offer a helpdesk service where someone is always on hand to respond to any queries or requests. We also supplement reports with priority alerts of mentions and key announcements as they happen, a summary of FMQs, a comprehensive forward planner, committee briefings, forward work briefings, manifesto summaries and party conference announcements.


    Our bespoke monitoring can be delivered in a format and frequency to suit you. Please get in touch to discuss your requirements and arrange a complimentary trial.

    Parliament Today

    A general bulletin of the day's political agenda delivered to your inbox or phone, Parliament Today is designed to provide key information at a glance, including details of daily business at the Parliament, advance notice of forward business, out-and-abouts for Scottish politicians, major news stories and links to key reports and statistics. We also offer sector specific versions:

    • Health Today
    • Environment & Energy Today
    • Enterprise Today

    Subscribing to Parliament Today also includes access to our helpdesk service, priority alerts for major political developments and key announcements, a summary of FMQs delivered at Thursday lunchtime and a copy of the monthly forward planner. Why not sign up for a complimentary trial.

    Tracking & Planning

    Covering Bills, committee activity, inquiries and consultations our Scottish and Westminster trackers provide an overview of developments in an easy-to-read format including links and key upcoming dates. Our bespoke monitoring model can also be applied to a single inquiry or piece of legislation to provide updates on all activity relating to a specific area of interest including timetables and deadlines, summaries of committee meetings and debates and briefings on questions, motions and comment.


    We continuously update a planner listing forthcoming policy events, launches and conferences which we send out to clients on a monthly basis, or on request, to enhance forward planning. Longer range planners can be compiled on specific topics and are ideal for identifying opportunities to speak or sponsor events, or for marketing purposes.

  • Scottish Parliament Services

    Why not take a look at some of our Scottish Parliament-related services which can meet your political information needs over the session. Have a read through below, and give us a call if you want to chat.

    Scottish Parliament Contact Sheet
    For when you need to get in touch with MSPs or other key staff...

    newsdirect maintains a comprehensive database of contact details for Scotland's elected members, officials and support staff. The MSP contact sheet includes information on all MSPs, their parliamentary and constituency/regional staff, research teams, media offices and Committee clerks. An ideal campaigning tool, the documents are ready to mail merge and formatting can be altered to meet the needs of online mailing software. We’ll be providing updates with new information over the Summer as constituency offices are set up. We also maintain contact details for Scottish MPs, local authority councillors and MEPs, get in touch to find out more.

    MSP Profiles
    For when you need to know who these people are...
    With many experienced MSPs standing down and changes across constituencies and regions, the class of 2016 includes a number of new faces. Contact us to request your guide to the professional backgrounds of all 129 MSPs. We can provide profiles for Committee members, regional representatives or particular party spokespeople, or any other selection you might need. We can also send you more detailed biographical information including summaries of parliamentary contributions, just let us know what you are looking for.


    Introduction to the Parliament

    For when you need to know more about who does what...

    We can provide an introduction to the Parliament, Committees, key spokespeople and initial priorities to your team or board. Get in touch for more details and dates available.

    Don't see what you need here? Give us a call on 0131 557 9999 or send us an email and we can discuss.

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