It has been an eventful day in Scotland both at the Scottish Child Abuse inquiry and in the Scottish Parliament.
The only remaining original panel member of the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry, Glenn Houston, has resigned, citing personal reasons.
That Inquiry, which Lady Smith continues to chair, confirmed today that it has rejected an application for core participant status by Wellbeing Scotland. Such status can be conferred by the Inquiry on individuals or organisations if they are considered to have a “significant role in all or part of the matters being considered by the Inquiry”. However, Wellbeing Scotland has submitted a fresh application to become a core participant, which is now under consideration.