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Introduction

The Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee is the lead committee on the Scottish Register of Tartans Bill.

This Member’s Bill was introduced to the Scottish Parliament on 25 March 2008 by Jamie McGrigor MSP and seeks to establish a Scottish register of Tartans and require a Keeper of the Register of Tartans to maintain and oversee the Register and new registrations. It also sets out the process for registering new tartan designs in the Register.

Written Evidence

A call for written evidence was issued by the Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee seeking views on the general principles of the Bill The deadline for receiving written evidence was 5.00 pm on Wednesday 7 May 2008. The Committee took oral evidence on the Bill on 14 May.

Timetable for the inquiry

The Committee agreed a timetable in the context of its overall work programme.

The Committee will started taking oral evidence on May 14 2008. The programme for evidence from witnesses is as follows-

7 May

Deadline for written submissions

14 May

Oral evidence panel - Bill team

Oral evidence panel - key stakeholders

Oral evidence panel - industry reps

6 June Publication of Stage 1 Report
19 June After debate in Parliament the Scottish Register of Tartans Bill passed Stage 1
10 September The Scottish Register of Tartans Bills passed Stage 2
9 October The Scottish Register of Tartans Bill Stage 3 debate

Stage 1 debate

Oral Evidence 28 May 2008

Minutes of Proceedings 28 May 2008

Official Report of Meeting 28 May 2008

6 June 2008 2nd Report: Stage 1 Report on the Register of Tartans Bill.

Stage 2 debate

Minutes of Proceedings 10 September 2008

Official Report of Meeting 10 September 2008

Stage 3 debate

The Scottish Register of Tartans Bill was passed by Parliament on Thursday 9 October 2008.

Official Report of the debate.


Contact

Contact: For specific information on the Bill, please contact Katy Orr, Senior Assistant Clerk to the Committee on 0131 348 5230 or email EET@scottish.parliament.uk