Scotland politics

SNP 2011 conference agenda

The annual conference of the Scottish National Party takes place in Inverness from Thursday, 20 October, to Sunday, 23 October.

Here is the four-day agenda.

THURSDAY, 20 OCTOBER

13:30 - Delegates assemble

14:00 - Welcome address by SNP leader and First Minister Alex Salmond

14:15 - Report of the standing orders and agenda committee

14:20 - Progress in local government, chaired by Bruce Crawford

15:00 - Fraternal Address from Plaid Cymru, Elin Jones AM

15:15 - Resolutions

16:45 - Address by Fiona Hyslop, Cabinet Secretary for Culture and External Affairs

17:00 - Close of Session

FRIDAY, 21 OCTOBER

10:30 - Resolutions: Scottish integrated maritime strategy; Community benefit for renewable technologies; Capital financing; Promotion of employee ownership and Climate challenge fund

11:00 - Address by Alex Neil, Cabinet Secretary for Infrastructure and Capital Investment

11:15 - Resolutions continue

12:15 - Address by Justice Kenny MacAskill, Cabinet Secretary for Justice

14:00 - Resolutions: Organ donor registration; Improving children's health; Foster carers; Bullying; Curriculum for Excellence; Higher Education; Young Farmers and Scotland's Future

14:30 - Topical and Emergency Resolutions

15:00 - Keynote Address by Nicola Sturgeon, Deputy First Minister and Deputy Leader

15:30 - Resolutions continue

17:00 - Close of session

SATURDAY, 22 OCTOBER

10:00 - Delegates Assemble

10:30 - SNP in government, ministerial session, chaired by Bruce Crawford, Cabinet Secretary for Parliament

11:30 - The Donaldson Lecture, presented by Professor James Mitchell, University of Strathclyde

13:30 - Delegates Assemble

14:00 - The President's Prize - presented by Ian Hudghton MEP

14:10 - Resolutions

14:40 - Topical and Emergency Resolutions

15:00 - Address by leader and First Minister Alex Salmond

15:40 - Resolutions

17:00 - Close of Session

SUNDAY, 23 OCTOBER

10:00 - Internal elections and final voting session

10: 15 Constitutional and internal resolutions and reports of office bearers

11:15 - Resolutions

12:00 - Address by Richard Lochhead, Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs

13:30 - Announcement of internal election results

13:35 - Address by Michael Russell, Cabinet Secretary for Education

13:50 - Roadmap to independence, chaired by Angus Robertson, referendum campaign manager

14:20 - Address by John Swinney, Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Sustainable Growth

14:35 - Vote of thanks and closing remarks

14:40 - Scots Wha Hae

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