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1st Meeting, Session 2 (2003)

Tuesday 10 June 2003

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Sarah Boyack (Convener)

Mr Rob Gibson

Karen Gillon

Alex Johnstone

Maureen Macmillan

Mr Alasdair Morrison

Nora Radcliffe

Eleanor Scott (Deputy Convener)

Apologies: Roseanna Cunningham.

The meeting opened at 1.00 pm.

1. Declaration of Interests: The oldest member present, Maureen Macmillan, invited members to declare any relevant interests. Sarah Boyack declared that she is a member of Friends of the Earth Scotland and a corporate member of the Royal Town Planning Institute. Mr Alasdair Morrison declared that he is a member of the Scottish Crofting Foundation. Alex Johnstone declared that he is a landowner and a member of the NFU Scotland and the Scottish Landowners' Federation. Eleanor Scott declared that she is a member of the WWF and Friends of the Earth Scotland. Mr Rob Gibson declared that he is a member of the Scottish Crofting Foundation. Maureen Macmillan, Nora Radcliffe and Karen Gillon had no such interests to declare.

2. Choice of Convener: The Committee chose Sarah Boyack as its Convener.

3. Choice of Deputy Convener: The Committee chose Eleanor Scott as its Deputy Convener.

4. Legacy Papers: The Committee considered the legacy papers from its predecessor committees and agreed to take evidence at its next meeting from representatives of the Board of the Scottish Agricultural College, and to consult with local members regarding other potential witnesses. The Committee further agreed to hold an away-day during the summer recess to consider its forward work programme and other relevant matters.

The meeting closed at 1.28 pm.

Tracey Hawe
Clerk to the Committee