Presiding Officer to talk about his four year term in office
Published: 2 March 2007
The Presiding Officer of the Scottish Parliament, the Rt Hon George Reid will address a gathering of academics and students from the University of Glasgow on Tuesday 6 March.
The Presiding Officer, the Rt Hon George Reid will address a gathering of academics and students from the University of Glasgow on Tuesday 6 March.
Forming part of his series of lectures as Honorary Professor at the University's School of Law, the address will begin at 6pm in Business School at the University of Glasgow.
Entitled: 'Last bang of the gavel', Mr Reid will explore the role of the Presiding Officer, particularly those areas of work that remain largely unknown to the public.
Speaking ahead of the speech, Mr Reid said:
'Very few people realise the role the Presiding Officer plays in the institutional and cultural development of the Parliament.
'As we head towards the start of the third session of Parliament, I intend to advocate and explore the Scots heritage of popular sovereignty and Enlightenment as the way forward for Holyrood.'
Martin Shannon (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Members of the media who wish to attend this event in should contact Sally Coyne in the Parliament?s Media Relations Office. Photos of the event will also be available from the Parliament's office on Wednesday 7 March.
The Parliament's media contact is: Sally Coyne: 0131 348 6265
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First published: 2 March 2007