Holyrood morning roundup: Tuesday 15 May, 2012

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

Minimum alcohol price in Scotland to be set at 50p a unit (Guardian)

Scottish teacher and NHS pension payments exceed £1 billion (Daily Telegraph)

Helicopter had engine failure just weeks ago (Press & Journal)

Oil workers refusing to fly on Bond helicopters after North Sea ditching (STV News)

Four Royal Alexandra Hospital vomiting bug patients die (BBC Scotland)

Alex Salmond: Scotland and Norway can contribute greatly to Europe’s ambitions for green energy (Daily Record)

Migrant staff ‘abused’ by Scots firms (Herald)

Hardest job in politics: Lesley Hinds takes charge of Edinburgh trams (Scotsman)

Future of Scottish regiment names ‘back in melting pot’ (Daily Telegraph)

Carbon capture leak simulated in sea off Scotland (Guardian)

Today’s Scottish Parliament highlights:

- 10.00: The Health and Sport Committee will hear from experts on additional support for learning in schools, including John Butcher, head of inclusion at Glasgow City Council; Alan Jones, Chair of the Scottish Division of Educational Psychologists; and Kristina Woolnough of the National Parent Forum Scotland

- 14.00: The Equal Opportunities Committee will hear from a panel of witnesses, including representatives of BME carers’ charity MECOPP, on the issue of gypsy/travelers and care

- 14.00: The European and External Relations Committee will take evidence from Infrastructure and Capital Investment Secretary, Alex Neil on the subject of EU Structural Funds

For full details of all current and upcoming Scottish Parliamentary business, check out the official Business Bulletin

Paris Gourtsoyannis Paris Gourtsoyannis

Paris joined Holyrood in September 2011, and became education correspondent in May 2012. Born in Canada into a Greek family, and raised in Belgium, he came to Scotland in 2005 to study at the University of Edinburgh, where he was involved with award-winning student publication The Journal. Before working at Holyrood, Paris contributed to the Edinburgh Evening News, the Guardian and Guardian Local, and interned at think-tank Demos. His beat takes in all areas of Scotland's education and skills sector, including early years, adult learning, and employability...

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