SNP conference agenda

The Scottish National Party's annual conference takes place in Perth from Thursday, 18 October to Sunday, 21 October.

The party faithful will hear from leader and First Minister Alex Salmond, cabinet ministers including Nicola Sturgeon and tank and file members.

Here is summary of the four-day conference agenda.

Day one - Thursday, 18 October

  • 14:00 - Welcome address by SNP leader Alex Salmond
  • 14:15 - Report of the standing orders and agenda committee
  • 14:20 - Resolutions
  • 15:15 - Address by Richard Lochhead, cabinet secretary for environment and rural affairs
  • 15:30 - Resolutions
  • 16:15 - Close of session
Day two - Friday, 19 October
  • 10:00 - Delegates gather
  • 10:30 - Resolutions
  • 11:20 - Address by Finance Secretary John Swinney
  • 11:35 - Resolutions
  • 12:30 - Close of morning session
  • 13:30 - Delegates gather
  • 14:30 - Topical and emergency resolutions
  • 15:00 - Resolutions (This will include discussions about an independent Scotland's membership of Nato)
  • 16:45 - Address by Fiona Hyslop, Culture and External Affairs Secretary
  • 17:00 - Close of afternoon session

Day three- Saturday, 20 October

  • 10:00 - Delegates gather
  • 10:30 - Resolutions
  • 11:25 - The presidents prize presented by Ian Hudghton MEP
  • 11:35 - Fraternal address by Plaid Cymru
  • 11:45 - The Donaldson Lecture with Blair Jenkins of Yes Scotland
  • 12:30 - Close of morning session
  • 13:30 - Delegates gather
  • 14:00 - Resolutions
  • 14:30 - Topical and emergency resolutions
  • 15:00 - Address by SNP leader and First Minister Alex Salmond
  • 15:40 - Resolutions
  • 16:45 - Address by Mike Russell, Education Secretary
  • 17:00 - Close of afternoon session
Day four - Sunday, 21 October
  • 10:00 - Delegates gather
  • 10:30 - Resolutions
  • 11:00 - Address by Kenny MacAskill, Justice Secretary
  • 11:15 - Resolutions
  • 12:15 - Address by Alex Neil, Health Secretary
  • 12:30 - Close of morning session
  • 13:30 - Delegates gather
  • 13:55 - Announcement of internal election results
  • 14:00 - Resolutions
  • 14:30 - Topical and emergency resolutions
  • 15:00 - Address by Nicola Sturgeon, Deputy Leader and Deputy First Minister
  • 15:35 - Vote of thanks with Derek Mackay, business convener
  • 15:40 - Scots wha hae and close of conference

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