Government confirms successor to Edwin Morgan being “finalised”

26 Nov

The two parliamentary written questions that I highlighted in my last post, regarding the appointment of a new Scots Makar, and the terms of the appointment have been answered by Fiona Hyslop, Minister for Culture and External Affairs.

Pauline McNeill (Glasgow Kelvin) (Lab): To ask the Scottish Executive when it will appoint a new Scots Makar.

Fiona Hyslop: Arrangements to appoint a successor to Edwin Morgan are currently being finalised. I refer the member to the answer to question S3W-37491 on 24 November 2010. All answers to written parliamentary questions are available on the Parliament’s website, the search facility for which can be found at http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/Apps2/Business/PQA/Default.aspx.

Pauline McNeill (Glasgow Kelvin) (Lab): To ask the Scottish Executive whether there will be changes to the appointment of the Scots Makar.

Fiona Hyslop: Discussions are ongoing to agree a new process for appointing the next Scots Makar. An announcement will be made once the process has been finalised.

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One Response to “Government confirms successor to Edwin Morgan being “finalised””

  1. maryfclark November 26, 2010 at 5:00 pm #

    They rush to announce that someone has to be appointed, then…the political process kicks in. Wonder when it will really happen?

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