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Live Reporting

By Craig Hutchison

All times stated are UK

  1. That's all for today folks.........

    Scottish Parliament

    That's all from Holyrood Live on 25 October 2017.

    Join us tomorrow when the BBC will be under the microscope at Holyrood from 10am;

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  2. Mike Russell says Brexit will impact on music

    Nick Mulvey
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    Mr Russell says music tourism is valuable to the Scottish economy.

    He says freedom of movement allows as many musicians as possible to come to Scotland.

    Mr Russell says Brexit will impact on music and he says there are no reasons to be cheerful about Brexit.

  3. Brexit Minister says the Tories seek to restrict entry into the UK

    Brexit Minister Mike Russell
    Image caption: Brexit Minister Mike Russell

    Brexit Minister Mike Russell welcomes the Musicians' Union representatives to the gallery.

    Mr Russell says Scotland has a rich tradition across all musical forms.

    He says abolishing freedom of movement goes hand in hand with a view that migration is not desirable.

    The Brexit Minister says the Tories seek to restrict entry into the UK.

    He says Scotland said no to the end of freedom of movement.

    Mr Rusell says ending the freedom of movement is bound to have an effect.

  4. SNP MSP says a hard Brexit would be onerous on musicians

    SNP MSP Gillian Martin
    Image caption: SNP MSP Gillian Martin

    SNP MSP Gillian Martin says she is the wife of a musician who has played all over Europe and says she wants to focus on part-time musicians.

    Ms Martin says a hard Brexit would be onerous on musicians.

  5. Labour MSP says it is a mistake to conclude Brexit will be easy for musicians

    Labour MSP Pauline McNeil
    Image caption: Labour MSP Pauline McNeil

    Labour MSP Pauline McNeil says Scotland sells more live tickets than any other part of the UK and she says music deserves our attention, especially in relation to Brexit.

    Ms McNeil says it is a mistake to conclude Brexit will be easy for musicians and it could cause a great deal of harm.

  6. Before the EU 'we had to struggle along with the Beatles and the Rolling Stones'

    Tory MSP Brian Whittle
    Image caption: Tory MSP Brian Whittle

    Tory MSP Brian Whittle says the SNP must mention the reciprocal arrangements required by Scottish musicians working in the EU.

    Mr Whittle says before the EU "we had to struggle along with the Beatles and the Rolling Stones".

    The former Oasis band member (not that Oasis!) says after Brexit musicians from around the world will continue to come to the UK.

    Mr Whittle says the SNP are hiding behind Brext.

  7. SNP MSP highlights Musician's Union campaign

    SNP MSP Tom Arthur
    Image caption: SNP MSP Tom Arthur

    SNP MSP Tom Arthur says the Musician's Union campaign has been gathering pace over the last few months.

    Mr Arthur encourages all members to sign the petition.

    He highlights the five key issues of the Musician's Union campaign which are:

    1. free movement
    2. copyright protection
    3. workers’ rights
    4. the rights of EU citizens in the UK
    5. arts funding
  8. Call for membership of the Single market to be maintained

    Guitar and Brexit

    Mr Arthur uses his motion to highlight his concern at the detrimental impact that the UK's withdrawal from the EU could have on working musicians in Scotland.

    The SNP MSP recognises the economic and cultural contribution made by EU citizens to the Scottish music industries.

    He welcomes the Musicians’ Union campaign to protect working musicians, which identifies five key issues:

    1. free movement
    2. copyright protection
    3. workers’ rights
    4. the rights of EU citizens in the UK
    5. arts funding

    Mr Arthur says it is in the interests of working musicians in Scotland, the UK and other EU nations for the UK to retain freedom of movement through continued membership of the single market.

  9. Brexit and musicians and the music industry debate

    SNP MSP Tom Arthur will now lead a member's debate on the impact of Brexit on musicians and the music industry.

    Here is the motion for the debate
    Image caption: Here is the motion for the debate
  10. International Organisations order agreed to

    Order

    MSPs agree that the International Organisations (Immunities and Privileges) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 2) Order 2017 [draft] be approved.

    107 MSPs back it and 6 vote against.