Education and Culture Committee


About The Committee

The Committee scrutinises the policies and performance of the Scottish Government and its agencies by considering  relevant legislation; conducting inquiries; scrutinising spending proposals; and carrying out any other work that it considers appropriate.

In practice, the Committee considers a variety of topics such as: 

  • early years and children’s services
  • school, further and higher education
  • lifelong learning
  • the Gaelic and Scots languages
  • culture and the arts.

If you wish to receive regular updates on the work of the Committee please email the Committee Clerk and you will be added to the Committee’s email contact list.

Current Business

Work Programme

The Committee has agreed its Work Programme (113KB pdf).

Education (Scotland) Bill

The call for written evidence is now closed.

We will take oral evidence on 9, 16 and 23 June.  Details to follow.

Attainment of school pupils with a sensory impairment

The Committee will take evidence on 19 May.

Educational attainment gap

The Committee has written to the Scottish Government to highlight the main issues arising from all the evidence sessions.

British Sign Language (Scotland) Bill

The Committee will consider any proposed amendments to the Bill on Tuesday 2 June. The deadline for lodging amendments is noon on Thursday 28 May.

Scotland's Commissioner for Children and Young People

The Committee has invited the Commissioner to discuss his recently submitted reports at its meeting on 2 June 2015. 

V&A Museum of Design, Dundee

The Committee has received correspondence from Dundee City Council, Design Dundee Ltd. and the Scottish Government giving additional information about the construction of the Museum.

Subordinate Legislation

The Committee will consider Scottish Statutory Instruments that fall within the subject matter of its remit.

Committee Meetings

13th Education and Culture Committee Meeting 2015

Date: 13th Meeting, Tuesday 26 May 2015

Location: The Robert Burns Room (Committee Room 1)

The Official Report of this meeting is due for publication by 6 pm on 29 May 2015.

Committee Reports

Read the latest report from the Education and Culture Committee

4th Report, 2015 (Session 4): Stage 1 report on the British Sign Language (Scotland) Bill

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Contact us

Clerk: Terry Shevlin

0131 348 5222

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