Holyrood morning roundup: Wednesday 30 May, 2012

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

Tory chancellor George Osborne urged to make charity tax U-turn (Daily Record)

Blueprint for oil and gas sector growth hailed (Press & Journal)

Holyrood chamber could sit for three days instead of two under new reforms (STV News)

Rangers win court action challenging SFA ban against signing players (STV News)

Seaside and Blue Flag awards for Scottish beaches (BBC Scotland)

Glasgow to host Fraunhofer laser research hub (BBC Scotland)

Girls aged five worry about their body image, say MPs (Guardian)

History disappears in a digital black hole (Scotsman)

High street ‘must not be complacent after sales rise’ (Scotsman)

NHS Lothian alone in failing to hit key treatment target (Herald)

Today’s Scottish Parliament highlights:

10.00 – The Scottish Government’s renewable energy targets will be the focus of today’s Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee with Peter Atherton, Head of European Utility Sector Research at Citigroup Global Markets and Andrew Buglass, Managing Director, Head of Energy Structured Finance, Corporate and Institutional Banking at the Royal Back of Scotland set to feature.

10.00 – Katie Hutton, Lead Head of NTP Policy Integration, and Danny Logue, Director of Operations at Skills Development Scotland, will provide input on improving employability to the Finance Committee before evidence is taken on the implementation of financial powers arising from the Scotland Act 2012.

14.00 – This afternoon will see a Scottish Government debate on the implications for the Scottish economy of the current economic crisis within the Eurozone.

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

Alan Robertson Alan Robertson

A graduate in Politics and Journalism from the University of Strathclyde, Alan joined the Holyrood team as a reporter in May 2012 fresh from finishing his studies. Alan spent four years in student media, the last of which helping to launch the award-winning Glasgow Journal as Managing Editor, and continues to work part-time as a sub-editor in sport for the Sunday...

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