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Chamber and committees

Constitution, Europe, External Affairs and Culture Committee

The Committee was established in June 2021. It focuses on:

  • the Scottish Government’s EU and international policy
  • the constitution including policy on the UK’s exit from the EU
  • culture, including the creative industries

Find out more about new constitutional arrangements which have emerged as the UK has left the European Union.

Next meeting

Meeting details are not yet available. They will be published here in due course.

Get in touch

If you want to get in touch, you can contact James Johnston, the Clerk for the committee.

Address: The Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh, EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 5971 Find out about call charges.

Twitter: @SP_CEEAC

If you're appearing as a witness at a committee, take a look at our witness guide for more information.

Members

Members of the Constitution, Europe, External Affairs and Culture Committee

Current Members

Clare Adamson

Convener

Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: Motherwell and Wishaw (Constituency)

Donald Cameron

Deputy Convener

Party: Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for: Highlands and Islands (Region)

Neil Bibby

Member

Party: Scottish Labour

MSP for: West Scotland (Region)

Keith Brown

Member

Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: Clackmannanshire and Dunblane (Constituency)

Kate Forbes

Member

Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch (Constituency)

Mark Ruskell

Member

Party: Scottish Green Party

MSP for: Mid Scotland and Fife (Region)

Party: Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for: Mid Scotland and Fife (Region)

Substitute Members

Foysol Choudhury

Substitute Member

Party: Scottish Labour

MSP for: Lothian (Region)

Jim Fairlie

Substitute Member

Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: Perthshire South and Kinross-shire (Constituency)

Pam Gosal

Substitute Member

Party: Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for: West Scotland (Region)

Ross Greer

Substitute Member

Party: Scottish Green Party

MSP for: West Scotland (Region)

Committee work

Current

Previous

Correspondence

Committee correspondence

Constitution, Europe, External Affairs and Culture Committee

Creative Scotland Budget 2024-25 Funding for Culture Response

Letter from Creative Scotland providing a response to our Pre-Budget report, 28 November 2023

Constitution, Europe, External Affairs and Culture Committee

Scottish Governments Policy of EU Alignment Annual Report 2023

Letter from the Convener to the Cabinet Secretary for Constitution, External Affairs and Culture on the Scottish Government's Policy of EU Alignment - Annual Report 2023, 27 November 2023

Constitution, Europe, External Affairs and Culture Committee

Scottish Government response to the Committees report on Culture in Communities

Letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Constitution, External Affairs and Culture, Angus Robertson providing a response to the Committees report, 9 November 2023

Official Reports

Official Reports

Meeting date: Thursday, November 16, 2023

Constitution, Europe, External Affairs and Culture Committee

Decision on Taking Business in Private, European Union Alignment (Annual Reports), Subordinate Legislation, Touring Artists

Meeting date: Thursday, October 5, 2023

Constitution, Europe, External Affairs and Culture Committee

Decision on Taking Business in Private, Pre-budget Scrutiny 2024-25

Meeting date: Thursday, September 7, 2023

Constitution, Europe, External Affairs and Culture Committee

Interests, Decision on Taking Business in Private, Office for the Internal Market (Annual Report)

Reports

Remit

To consider and report on the following (and any additional matter added under Rule 6.1.5A)—

(a) the Scottish Government’s EU and external affairs policy;

(b) policy in relation to the UK’s exit from the EU;

(c) the international activities of the Scottish Administration, including international development; and

(d) any other matter falling within the responsibility of the Cabinet Secretary for the Constitution, External Affairs and Culture and any matter relating to inter-governmental relations within the responsibility of the Deputy First Minister.

(e) matters falling within the responsibility of the Minister for Independence.