The Scottish Executive plans to kick start a public debate on architecture in Scotland with a string of eight open meetings around the country. Architects and the public will be able to quiz key decision-makers such as Rhona Brankin msp, the minister responsible for architecture, and John Gibbons, chief architect of the Scottish Executive. Discussions will centre on the Development of a policy on architecture for Scotland, which called for the importance of architecture to be considered in tourism, industrial development, health and education. The first meeting will be at The Lighthouse on 18 January. Call 0131 244 0774 for more details.