Good morning – here are the top 10 news stories in Scotland this morning:
Fears over lost generation of unemployed young Scots (The Herald)
Scotland ‘Silicon Valley’ of marine energy says Alex Salmond (The Scotsman)
Holyrood move to close life prisoner loophole (BBC Scotland)
Scottish university aids study into mountain food stuffs (BBC Scotland)
Russian arms ship halted off Scottish coast (The Herald)
Turbines shot down . . . by RAF top brass (Press & Journal)
Legal reforms ‘could help reduce’ domestic abuse levels (BBC Scotland)
Today’s Scottish Parliament highlights:
- 10.00: A four month inquiry into the Scottish Government’s renewable energy targets conducted by the Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee will conclude today with Ed Davey, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, and Fergus Ewing, Minister for Energy, Enterprise and Tourism, set to give evidence.
- 14.00: Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill will move that MSPs inside the chamber approve the Criminal Cases (Punishment and Review) (Scotland) Bill, which seeks to amend the rules concerning the punishment part of discretionary life sentences imposed in criminal cases, preventing prisoners serving life sentences being able to apply for release via parole earlier than those on fixed-length terms.
For full details of all current and upcoming Scottish Parliamentary business, check out the official Business Bulletin