Happy Monday! Here in EJFW Committee HQ, our thoughts have turned not to the festive season, no no no*, but to the budget. Tomorrow we begin our pre-budget scrutiny, taking evidence from Scottish Enterprise and Highlands and Islands Enterprise. Tune in from 9.30am to watch us in action! And remember, we would welcome your views, by 14 December please.
We haven't forgot about IELIEU either. Through December we'll be working on the findings from our evidence sessions and visits around the Economic Impact of Leaving the EU. Watch this space!
On a more festive front, the Parliament has an advent calendar this year. True, there's no chocolate, but there are fun facts galore and a door to open every day. Have a click: it's healthy AND educational.
Sneaky peek: Nevada the Parliament Hawk, photographed this morning, features later in the month...
Until next week, do remember that you can get in touch with us any time to talk about the Committee's work, or to give us feedback on this newsletter. We'd love to hear from you.
*This reminds me of a Christmas joke, courtesy of The Beano: What goes "Oh oh oh"? Santa walking backwards!