The Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee will swap the Scottish Parliament for the Volunteer Rooms as MSPs relocate to Irvine for the day on 30 September.
MSPs will hold a formal Committee meeting in the town, taking evidence on the Scottish Government’s proposed budget from Scottish Enterprise, Highlands and Islands Enterprise and VisitScotland.
The Committee will also hold workshop discussions with local businesses on the impact of the budget and spending locally.
Convener of the Committee Murdo Fraser MSP said:
“Our Committee deals with issues that affect businesses up and down the country so it’s especially important that we get out of Edinburgh and listen to local people on local issues.
“One of the aims of the Scottish Government’s spending plans is to create a successful country through economic growth. It is the role of this Committee to question the organisations responsible for delivering this to identify if taxpayer’s money is being spent in the most efficient and effective way possible.
“This is an excellent opportunity for anyone interested in hearing how the Scottish Government’s proposed budget could affect everyday lives in Ayrshire and Scotland.”
The formal meeting of the Committee is open to members of the public. It will be held in the Volunteer Rooms, Irvine at 2.00 pm on Monday 30 September. It is free but tickets must be obtained in advance by contacting the Parliament’s Visitor Services team (firstname.lastname@example.org or 0131 348 5200 or freephone 0800 092 7600).
The Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee meet weekly when the Parliament is sitting and has a membership of 9 MSPs.