A SOUTHSIDE MSP will head the Scottish parliament’s education and culture committee.
Stewart Maxwell, SNP MSP for West Scotland, was voted in to be the group’s convener by his fellow committee members.
He said: ““It is an honour and a privilege to have been appointed chairman.
“As a parent myself, I know the importance of a strong Scottish education system which supports our young people and ensures they have the best possible chances in life.
“I also have a keen interest in the arts, and believe strongly Scotland’s rich history in arts and culture is something to be proud of.
“I am determined to ensure that a culture of creativity continues to be encouraged and supported in Scotland”.