South of Scotland Enterprise Bill


About the Bill

The South of Scotland Enterprise Bill was introduced by the Cabinet Secretary for the Rural Economy, Fergus Ewing MSP on 24 October 2018.

A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to establish South of Scotland Enterprise and to provide for its functions.

Stage 1

The Committee agreed its approach to the Bill at Stage 1 on 7 November 2018.


31 October & 7 November  Approach to Bill considered
12 November 2018 Call for evidence launched
28 November 2018 Evidence session with Scottish Government Bill Team
12 December 2018 Evidence session - economic interests 
19 December 2018 Evidence session - development and funding bodies
7 January 2019 Call for evidence closes
14 January 2019 Evidence session - local authorities and community councils

Please note, dates are indicative and attendees are still to be confirmed.


The Committee has launched a survey and call for views which will close on 7 January 2019. Submissions received after the closing date will not be considered.

We encourage everyone to fill in a short online survey to share your views. The survey can be accessed here.

If you would like to submit detailed comments on the Bill, please send a written submission.

Call for evidence (144KB pdf)

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