Holyrood morning roundup: Tuesday 13 March, 2012

by Mar 13, 2012 No Comments

Good morning – here are the top 10 stories in Scotland this morning:

Lockerbie Revealed: The secret report that damns Scottish justice (Herald)

Labour launch new anti-booze masterplan.. with ban on Buckfast top of the agenda (Daily Record)

Pro-Union forces gear up (Herald)

Scottish home buyers ‘thin on the ground’ (BBC Scotland)

Scottish green energy drive ‘may create only 300 jobs’ (Daily Telegraph)

Paul McBride’s funeral in Glasgow draws hundreds of mourners (Guardian)

We don’t plan job cuts, says saviour of Sangs (Press & Journal)

Scot in line for $200m website windfall (Herald)

Disgraced MP Eric Joyce insists he will ‘continue to serve’ until election (STV News)

Surprise 11th-hour bid to change bypass route (Press & Journal)

Today’s Scottish Parliament highlights:

- 9.30: The Justice Committee will hear from Sir Hugh Orde, President of the Association of Chief Police Officers, to give the UK police perspective on Scottish Government plans for a single police force

- 10.00: The Education Committee will hear from Professor Ferdinant von Prondzynski, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, and chair of the recently-published Higher Education Governance Review, to get his view on its findings

- 10.00: The new Welfare Reform Committee, set up to examine the impact of UK welfare reforms on Scotland, is wasting no time in getting to work. In its first evidence gathering session, the committee will hear from no less than 18 witnesses in two roundtable sessions. Groups represented today include: Citizens Advice Scotland; Inclusion Scotland; the Scottish Association for Mental Health; the Joseph Rountree Foundation; Children 1st; Barnardo’s and many more

For a full roundup of Scottish Parliament events, check out the official Business Bulletin

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