Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee


About The Committee


This Committee's work will focus on agriculture, fisheries, rural development, climate change, the environment and other matters falling within the responsibility of the Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Food & the Environment.

The Committee normally meets once a week on a Wednesday morning.

Previous meeting papers can be found on the meetings page section of the website.

Current Business

Land Reform (Scotland) Bill

Stage 1 evidence

Wednesday 2 September  

Scottish Government Bill Team

Monday 7 September    

Land Reform (Meeting to be held at the Aros Centre, Portree, Isle of Skye. Tickets must be booked through the Scottish Parliament booking service. See information leaflet below for details)

Wednesday 16 September

Agricultural Holdings

Wednesday 30 September

Deer and Sporting Rates

Wednesday 7 October

Core paths and human rights

Monday 2 November

Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Food and Environment and Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform (external meeting in Dumfries)

In addition the Committee will undertake several fact finding visits around the country to learn more from people on local issues.  It is anticipated these visits will include Islay, Jura, and Falkland.

Committee Meetings

25th Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee Meeting

Date: 25th Meeting, Wednesday 02 September 2015

Location: Mary Fairfax Somerville Room (CR2)

Agenda items-

The Committee will meet at 9.45 am in the Mary Fairfax Somerville Room (CR2).

1. Decision on taking business in private

2. Land Reform (Scotland) Bill oral evidence

3. Review of Veterinary Disease Surveillance Centres oral evidence

4. Work programme

Committee Reports

Read the latest report from the Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee

7th Report, 2015 (Session 4): Annual Report 2014-2015

8th Report, 2015 (Session 4): Subordinate Legislation

Keep up to date

Contact us

Clerk: Lynn Tullis
Senior Assistant Clerk: Nick Hawthorne


0131 348 5051

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