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.
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-
Deadline for written submissions
Oral evidence panel - Bill team
Oral evidence panel - key stakeholders
Oral evidence panel - industry reps
||Publication of Stage 1 Report
||After debate in Parliament the Scottish Register of Tartans Bill passed Stage 1
||The Scottish Register of Tartans Bills passed Stage 2
||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.