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Question reference: S5W-29857

  • Asked by: Maurice Golden, MSP for West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: 11 June 2020
  • Current status: Answered by Fiona Hyslop on 22 June 2020


To ask the Scottish Government what the timeline is for further talks between it, the National Trust for Scotland and Scottish Enterprise, following the meeting on 26 May 2020.


Following the meeting on 26 May 2020 between Scottish Enterprise (SE), the Scottish Government and the National Trust for Scotland (NTS), Scottish Enterprise wrote to the NTS on 27 May suggesting that it produce a turnaround plan outlining its strategy for recovery including the costs and timings of reopening its properties, resuming activities and associated resourcing.

This Plan will be used as the basis for future discussions and enable the team to assess what specific support measures may be required to get the organisation to that point while minimising job losses and property closures. The NTS acknowledged that email on 29 th May and said that it would seek to provide a turnaround plan in
‎ 2-3 weeks. Once officials and SE have received this information, they will meet again with the NTS to discuss it and explore the options available.

Following discussions with Prospect, I have also written to the NTS encouraging it to apply Fair Work Principles and to involve the unions in its forward planning.