The Week Ahead: 16th-20th December

This week concludes the current Parliamentary session.  On  Monday, I took a flight to Edinburgh and spent most of the day working in my office at Holyrood. Later, I took part in an independence debate at the University of Strathclyde, where some interesting views were heard.

On Tuesday, I will begin with an invitational event at the Scottish Poetry Library. Later, I have my staff meeting and grouping meeting. In the afternoon, I’ll be speaking in the Landfill Tax (Scotland) Bill Stage 3 debate.  I’ve taken great interest in the Bill, as I sit on the Finance Committee which scrutinised it.  In the evening, I’ll be chairing the Cross-Party Group on Culture.

I’ll be meeting with the Scottish Council on Archives on Wednesday, and I am attending the Cross-Party on Crofting in the evening.

I have various meetings and engagements on Thursday morning, and I’ll be attending the Finance Secretary’s budget statement in the afternoon. I’ll be bidding to speak in the ensuing debate.

Friday will be an office day, and then another year at Holyrood will be over!