As it happened: Scotland's legislative programme for 2011

Key points

  • Holyrood's new parliamentary year began this week and the Scottish government's legislative programme announcement is the first big set piece of the 2011/12 session.
  • In his address, First Minister Alex Salmond outlined 16 bills - one of which, tackling sectarianism, has already been introduced to parliament.
  • The forthcoming programme does not contain a referendum bill on independence. That is likely to come later on in the SNP's five-year term.
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