Holyrood morning roundup: Tuesday 27 March, 2012

by Mar 27, 2012 No Comments

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

North Sea oil rig evacuated after gas leak (Guardian)

Gas leak could last for months – and explode (Press & Journal)

Texan oil experts fly to Scotland to prevent gas platform leak turning into second Deepwater Horizon (Daily Record)

Easter travel chaos fears as tanker drivers vote for strike (Herald)

Renewables industry in Scottish jobs claim (BBC Scotland)

Sir David Murray set to buy £50m Princes Mall for only 40p (Scotsman)

Scottish businesses hopeful of return to growth (STV News)

Extra £246m will keep Clockwork Orange ticking into 22nd century (Scotsman)

Welcome for plans to set up rural parliament in Scotland (Press & Journal)

Controversial plans to stop cross-border trains at Edinburgh to be scrapped (STV News)

Today’s Scottish Parliament highlights:

- 10.00: The Justice Committee will take evidence from Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill on the Police and Fire Reform Bill at stage 1

- 14.00: The Equal Opportunities Committee will take evidence from representatives of various carers’ charities on the subject of gypsy and traveller carers

- 15.00: The Scotland Bill Committee will consider a legislative consent memorandum submitted by Cabinet Secretary for Parliamentary Affairs and Government Strategy, Bruce Crawford, following the Scottish Government’s announcement that it would give the bill its backing

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

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