About The Committee
This Committee's work focused 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 held its last scheduled meeting on 9 March 2016.
Previous meeting papers can be found on the meetings page section of the website.
Timetable for consideration of the Bill (updated Thursday 18 February 2016)
The RACCE Committee completed Stage 2 consideration of the Land Reform (Scotland) Bill on Wednesday 10 February 2016. Amendments considered and disposed of by the Committee are recorded in the minutes of the meetings of 20 January, 27 January, 3 February and 10 February.
An As Amended version of the Bill, showing all of the amendments made at Stage 2 is now available.
The Bill has now progressed to Stage 3 consideration. Parliament will consider Stage 3 amendments on 16 March 2016. Details are published in the Parliamentary Business Bulletin. The Committee will publish further details on Stage 3 proceedings on its Twitter feed: @SP_RuralClimate
Stage 2 consideration
The Committee considered the Bill at Stage 2 between 20 January and 10 February 2016.
Read the Stage 2 evidence on the 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
Wednesday 30 September
Deer and Sporting Rates
Wednesday 7 October
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
Read the latest report from the Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee
6th Report, 2016 (Session 4): Legacy Paper