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28/07/14 15:04

Media Briefing - Monday 28 July 2014

Media Briefing by the First Minister’s Official Spokesperson - Monday 28 July 2014

The First Minister’s Official Spokesperson (FMOS) welcomed journalists to the briefing and ran through the day's key events:

The Minister for Energy, Enterprise and Tourism, Fergus Ewing, has welcomed a new report published today by an independent Expert Scientific Panel looking at unconventional oil & gas. The Panel was convened by the Scottish Government in September 2013 to review and report on the scientific facts available on unconventional hydrocarbons.

Commenting, Mr Ewing said:

“Unconventional oil & gas developments should only ever happen under a robust regulatory regime, and the Scottish Government takes this issue particularly seriously. Therefore the Scottish Government will set up a Working Group to consider the findings of the Expert Scientific Panel’s report in more detail and to ensure regulation of this industry is completely robust. We will announce the Chairperson, membership and remit of the Working Group in due course.”

The FMOS then ran through key events for the rest of the week.

The FMOS confirmed that the First Minister will attend the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games Closing Ceremony on Sunday.