Holyrood morning roundup: Tuesday 6 March, 2012

by Mar 06, 2012 No Comments

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

First Minister Alex Salmond accused of ‘grubby’ tax cuts plot with shamed mogul Rupert Murdoch (Daily Record)

Scottish independence: Union poses major threat to the NHS in Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon says (Scotsman)

Anger as RBS transfers Scottish jobs to India (Herald)

Man arrested over online threats towards Celtic manager Neil Lennon (STV News)

Post-mortem examination due on Paul McBride in Pakistan (BBC Scotland)

Make Gaelic official UK language, says MP (Press & Journal)

Rangers players fail to reach agreement over ‘substantial’ pay cuts to save jobs (STV News)

Redeveloped National Museum of Scotland most visited attraction outside London during 2011 (Daily Record)

Security fears over Uist rocket range (BBC Scotland)

Public to name new Forth crossing (BBC Scotland)

Scottish Parliament highlights:

- 10.00: With continuing controversy over calls for delays in the implementation of new Curriculum for Excellence exams, Education Secretary Mike Russell and Education Scotland chief executive Bill Maxwell will face the Education and Culture Committee to defend the government’s flagship education policy

- 10.00: The Health and Sport Committee will hear from a panel from witnesses as part of its inquiry into the integration of health and social care, including representatives from five NHS health boards

- 14.00: The Public Petitions Committee will hear a petition brought by the Scottish Youth Parliament calling for mosquito devices, which emit a sound only young people can hear in order to prevent them congregating in public places

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

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