Shirley-Anne Somerville

MSP, Dunfermline

Dunfermline Scottish National Party

Recent appearances

  • Scottish Parliament: Student Associations 7 Mar 2018

    Student associations play a vital role in the learning and lives of college and university students and it is important that students are given the opportunity to express their views on issues of concern to them. In recognition of that, the Higher Education Governance (Scotland) Act 2016 sets out that the membership of the governing body of any higher education institution must include two...
  • Scottish Parliament: Student Associations 7 Mar 2018

    I am unsure of the detail of the events that Mr McArthur highlights; I am not clear whether he is talking about Scottish Government, funding council or NUS events. However, from the point of view of the Scottish Government and the funding council, I am happy to take on board the suggestion that we consider those issues when we are collaborating with students from across the country, and that...
  • Scottish Parliament: University of the Highlands and Islands Colleges (Merger) 7 Mar 2018

    UHI had a constructive meeting with the relevant unions on 6 March and will continue to work with them. Initial discussions have taken place between the Scottish Further and Higher Education Funding Council and the unions. A further tripartite meeting between UHI, unions and the Scottish funding council is currently being arranged.

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Scottish National Party MSP for Dunfermline

Entered the Scottish Parliament on 31 August 2007 — Appointed, regional replacement

Also represented Lothians

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