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Live Reporting

By Craig Hutchison and Louise Wilson

All times stated are UK

  1. And we're off.......................with a new convener!

    The committee appoints Clare Adamson as its new convener
    Image caption: The committee appoints Clare Adamson as its new convener

    Labour MSP Johann Lamont gets the committee underway by paying tribute to the former convener James Dornan.

    The committee agrees that SNP MSP Clare Adamson should be the new convener.

  2. The education committee begins shortly............

    The Education and Skills Committee will shortly take evidence on the 2018 exam diet - focusing on curriculum and attainment tends:

    • Dr Alan Britton from the University of Glasgow
    • Professor Jim Scott from the University of Dundee
    • Dr Marina Shapira from the University of Stirling
    • Dr Janet Brown from the SQA
    • Alistair Wylie from the SQA
    Exams

    The committee will ask questions about:

    • Curricular structures and subject choice
    • Levels of qualification
    • Overall attainment

    Read the committee papers and submissions.

  3. Good morning and welcome to Holyrood Live!

    Education dominates this day, but before Mr Swinney tries one last time to change the minds of opposition parties about standardised testing for P1 pupils , the Education Committee will take evidence from experts and the SQA on the diet-curriculum and attainment trends.

    Portfolio questions focuses on transport, infrastructure and connectivity, before MSPs grill justice ministers and law officers.

    Testing and John Swinney
    Image caption: Will John Swinney face a testing time this afternoon?

    Then all eyes will be on the chamber as the Tories bring a motion calling for the end of “mandatory” P1 standardised assessments.

    This is going to be a doozy of debate, so join us for extensive coverage and analysis as ever.

    Then Tory MSP Donald Cameron will celebrate 10 years of BBC ALBA, which accounts for around 50% of independently-produced hours for audiences in Scotland.