About the Official Report
The Official Report is a written record of what was said in public meetings of the Scottish Parliament and in committee meetings.
It is a "substantially verbatim" report. This means that repetitions and redundancies are omitted and obvious mistakes are corrected. Official Report staff exercise editorial judgment to convey the spoken word in written text while maintaining the flavour of the speech.
Anyone whose speech we've reported has an opportunity to suggest corrections to the draft Official Report within 20 days of publication. During this time, the Official Report may also be proofread for quality control. Thereafter, the Official Report is no longer subject to change and becomes the authoritative record of the meeting.