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  held at the Aros Centre, Portree, Isle of Skye. )

Wednesday 16 September

Agricultural Holdings

Wednesday 30 September

Deer and Sporting Rates

Wednesday 7 October

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 has undertaken several fact finding visits around the country to learn more from people on local issues.  The Committee visited:

  • Fife - 14 September 2015
  • Islay and Jura - 20-21 September 2015
  • Borders - 28 September 2015
  • Registers of Scotland - 6 October 2015

Committee Meetings

37th Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee Meeting 2015

Date: 37th Meeting, Thursday 26 November 2015

Location: CR4

Land Reform (Scotland) Bill (private)

Consider draft Stage 1 Report on the Land Reform (Scotland) Bill

Papers for meeting 26 November 2015 (81KB pdf)

36th Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee Meeting 2015

Date: 36th Meeting, Wednesday 25 November 2015

Location: Sir Alexander Fleming Room (CR3)

Decision on taking business in private

Decide whether to take item 4 in private.

Subordinate legislation

Consider a negative instrument

SRUC - Scotland's Rural College

Evidence session with Executive Management Team of SRUC

SRUC - Scotland's Rural College

Consider evidence heard earlier in the meeting

Land Reform (Scotland) Bill (in private)

Consider a draft Stage 1 report.

The Official Report of this meeting is due for publication by 6 pm on Monday 30 November 2015.

Committee Reports

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

9th Report, 2015 (Session 4): Subordinate Legislation

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Contact us

Clerk: Lynn Tullis
Senior Assistant Clerk: Nick Hawthorne


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