Section F: Motions and Amendments

Motions and amendments are normally printed the day after they are lodged. If an amendment is lodged to a motion then the original motion will appear alongside the amendment, along with any support lodged that day, in this section.

Each Monday, this section also contains all motions and amendments lodged the previous week that are still live and any motions and amendments that have been lodged for debate in the coming week. A motion or amendment is live if it has not been debated, withdrawn or otherwise deleted from the list.

Where a motion or amendment has been withdrawn, it is indicated in this section the day after it has been withdrawn. Support for motions and amendments received after they are lodged is shown at the end of this section the day after such support is received.

Motions and amendments can be published with various symbols

  • Asterisks before the motion or amendment number indicate a motion or amendment published for the first time
  • Asterisks also identify alterations to the text of a motion or amendment made since it was first published
  • A hash symbol identifies motions eligible for debate at Members’ Business
  • A diamond symbol identifies motions lodged for Members’ Business that have not yet attracted the required cross-party support
  • An "R", identifies motions or amendments in which the Member who lodged it has a registrable interest.

The Parliamentary Bureau periodically deletes motions or amendments not scheduled for debate and which are over six weeks old.

Any questions in relation to this section should be directed to the Chamber Desk

Section F – Motions and Amendments

Motions and amendments are usually printed the day after lodging. When an amendment is lodged, then the original motion will be republished alongside it.

Each Monday, this section also contains motions and amendments that have been lodged the previous week and are still live and those that have been lodged for debate in the coming week. A motion or amendment is live if it has not been debated, withdrawn or otherwise deleted.

Support for motions or amendments that have already been published is shown at the end of this section.

Motions and amendments can be published with various symbols:

*

before the number indicates publication for the first time

*…*

around a section of text indicate changes to previously published material

#

a motion lodged for members’ business that has received the required level of cross-party support

a motion lodged for members’ business that has not yet received the required level of cross-party support

R

a member has declared a registered interest

The Parliamentary Bureau periodically deletes motions or amendments that are over six weeks old and not scheduled for debate.

Questions regarding this section should be directed to the Chamber Desk.

New and altered motions and amendments

*S4M-13707 Gordon MacDonald: Trusted Trader Scheme Launched in Edinburgh—That the Parliament congratulates the City of Edinburgh Council on the creation of a new online directory to help residents choose contractors with confidence; understands that over 40 traders and businesses have already signed up to the Edinburgh Trusted Trader Scheme at www.edinburgh.gov.uk/ info/20027/trading_standards/ 1205/ trusted_trader_scheme creating a new "go to" list for people looking for services such as home repairs; welcomes that all traders included have been checked by the council’s trading standards team to ensure that they are compatible with principles of the trusted trader scheme code of practice at www.trustedtrader.scot/Edinburgh/code-of-practice.php, and believes that residents can use the directory to find local contractors’ details with the reassurance that they are reliable and have been fully vetted.

Supported by: Hanzala Malik*

*S4M-13706 Ken Macintosh: Best Small Housing Association of the Year, Parkhead Housing Association—That the Parliament congratulates Parkhead Housing Association on being named the Best Small Housing Association of the Year at the 8th annual Scottish Home Awards; understands that this award was made after a rigorous judging process by some of Scotland’s leading housing experts; recognises what it considers the excellent work that Parkhead Housing Association and other housing associations do to deliver affordable homes, and wishes the chief executive, James Strang, and all at Parkhead housing association continued success.

Supported by: Margaret McDougall*, Drew Smith*

*S4M-13705 Christine Grahame: Royal Mail Dog Awareness Week—That the Parliament notes that 29 June to 4 July 2015 is Royal Mail Dog Awareness Week; supports this campaign to raise awareness of the issue of dog attacks on postal workers and encourages responsible dog ownership; understands that around 336 postmen and women in Scotland were attacked by dogs from April 2014 to April 2015; further notes that the campaign aims to give dog owners practical advice on steps that they can take to limit the risk of attacks on postal workers, including socialising dogs to lessen anxiety and keep them away from letterboxes when postal deliveries are expected; notes that the campaign is supported by the Communication Workers Union, which it believes warmly welcomed the Control of Dogs (Scotland) Act 2010, which aims to prevent such attacks by ensuring that owners who do not control their dogs either on public or private land are issued with dog control notices, and encourages the public and posties to make more use of that legislation.

Supported by: Nanette Milne*, Joan McAlpine*, Anne McTaggart*, Cara Hilton*, Hanzala Malik*, Jayne Baxter*, Bill Kidd*

*S4M-13704 Jackie Baillie: Budding Photographers at Luss Primary—That the Parliament congratulates pupils at Luss Primary School on their participation in the Island Drift Education Programme, a photography project created by the arts organisation, NVA, in partnership with Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park; understands that pupils learned about various photographic techniques to create a series of images using moving and static light sources; understands that their work will feature in an exhibition at Street Level Photoworks in Glasgow in November 2015; notes that, following the Island Drift workshops and a further six weeks of after-school photography lessons, two pupils from Luss Primary School, Savannah and Athena, came first and second in Helensburgh and Lomond Rotary Club’s Photography Competition, with Savannah going on to win first place in the Rotary Club’s District Photography Competition; believes that the Island Drift project is a fun and innovative way to celebrate the beautiful scenery of Loch Lomond, and considers that the experience has given the Luss Primary pupils a better understanding of Scotland’s natural heritage.

*S4M-13703 Rob Gibson: Aquascot Celebrates Successful Succession Day—That the Parliament commends the owners of Aquascot for grasping the nettle of succession planning in 2008 by moving steadily toward a mutual model of business that was inspired by the company’s key customer, Waitrose; welcomes the Successful Succession event held by Aquascot in conjunction with Co-operative Development Scotland in Alness on 3 July 2015, which is one of a number of events across the country to celebrate Employee Ownership Day; notes that the event also forms part of Scotland’s Year of Food and Drink; praises Dennis Overton, the vice chair of Scotland’s Food and Drink, who, as chairman of Aquascot, has prepared his company for full mutual status, and wishes the workforce every success for a mutually successful future.

*S4M-13702 Neil Findlay: Congratulating Susan Boyle—That the Parliament congratulates the singer, Susan Boyle, from West Lothian on receiving an honorary doctorate from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland; understands that the singer was given the award for distinction in the field of music at a graduation ceremony in Glasgow; considers this the latest in a long list of achievements for Susan, recognising her outstanding talent and musical success; applauds her continuing commitment to West Lothian and her home village of Blackburn, and wishes Susan even more success in the future.

*S4M-13701 Jackie Baillie: Walk the Rock for Dumbarton Football Club’s Youth Academy—That the Parliament welcomes the third Walk to the Rock, which will take place on 5 September 2015 to raise vital funds for Dumbarton Football Club’s Youth Academy; understands that this event is being organised by the Sons Supporters Trust; notes that many trust members have already taken part in similar Walks to the Rock, in 2004 and 2009; understands that all proceeds will go to the Sons’ Youth Development Initiative, which supports four youth teams and is managed by Richie Salveta and a team of dedicated staff; believes that the commitment to football development at Dumbarton FC is paramount to the club’s future existence, and encourages everyone to participate in the Walk to the Rock and to donate as much as possible for what it considers an excellent cause.

*S4M-13700 James Dornan: Istanbul Pride—That the Parliament raises concern about reports of forceful treatment of LGBTI people and their allies by police at Istanbul Pride; notes with concern reports that the police used rubber bullets, tear gas and water cannons to disperse what has in the past been a peaceful celebration of Pride, the largest in the Muslim community; notes that Human Rights Watch has said that this "crackdown comes amid broader tightening of press freedoms and erosion of the rule of law in Turkey over the past few years", and considers it imperative that the Turkish Government give assurances to LGBTI groups in Istanbul and beyond Turkey that they can peacefully gather to celebrate love and progress in future without the threat of violence.

Supported by: Mike MacKenzie*, Anne McTaggart*, Drew Smith*, Michael Russell*, Rob Gibson*, Bill Kidd*, Richard Lyle*, Kevin Stewart*, Neil Findlay*, Dennis Robertson*, Jean Urquhart*, Patrick Harvie*, Adam Ingram*, Joan McAlpine*

*S4M-13699 Neil Bibby: Paisley to Bid for UK City of Culture Status—That the Parliament welcomes the announcement by Renfrewshire Council that Paisley will bid for UK City of Culture status in 2021; understands that the bid is part of far-reaching regeneration plans aimed at using Paisley’s unique heritage to put the town on the map as a cultural and tourist destination; considers that Paisley has much to be proud of, including a globally recognised brand in the Paisley pattern and an outstanding collection of listed buildings, which are part of the legacy of the town’s days at the centre of the world’s textile industry; further considers that Paisley has a highly regarded university and a thriving contemporary cultural scene, which will feature in a strong bid; believes that the UK City of Culture process will be about building the economic and community capacity to tackle the challenges that Paisley faces, and wishes Paisley the best of luck in the bidding process.

Supported by: Hanzala Malik*, Margaret McCulloch*, Jayne Baxter*, Mike MacKenzie*, Anne McTaggart*, Drew Smith*, Neil Findlay*, Mary Fee*, Patricia Ferguson*, Jackie Baillie*, Adam Ingram*, David Stewart*, Kenneth Gibson*

*S4M-13698 Jamie McGrigor: Death of Sir Nicholas Winton, the British Schindler—That the Parliament expresses its sadness at the death, at the age of 106, of Sir Nicholas Winton, whose kindertransports earned him the name “the British Schindler”; sends its sincere condolences to Sir Nicholas’s family and friends; is aware that he organised the rescue of 669 Jewish children destined for the Nazi concentration camps by arranging for them to be transported to the UK, where they were placed with foster families; notes that he was knighted by Her Majesty The Queen in 2003 and that in 2014 he was awarded the Order of the White Lion, the highest state honour of the Czech Republic, and hopes that Sir Nicholas’s exceptional humanity and modesty will continue to inspire this and future generations.

Supported by: Jean Urquhart*, Ken Macintosh*, Margaret Mitchell*, Anne McTaggart*, Elaine Murray*, Cameron Buchanan*, Mary Scanlon*, Christina McKelvie*, John Mason*, Richard Lyle*, Kenneth Gibson*, Kevin Stewart*, Murdo Fraser*, Drew Smith*, Richard Simpson*, Michael Russell*, Rob Gibson*, Graeme Dey*, Gordon MacDonald*, Christine Grahame*, Liz Smith*, Nanette Milne*, Kenny MacAskill*, Adam Ingram*, Joan McAlpine*, Patricia Ferguson*, Mary Fee*, Dennis Robertson*, Jackie Baillie*, Patrick Harvie*, Jackson Carlaw*, Bill Kidd*, John Lamont*

*S4M-13697 John Pentland: Clyde Valley High School—That the Parliament congratulates Clyde Valley High School on its annual prize-giving, the first delivered by the new head teacher, Mr Nick Quail, and the last to be held in the current school building; applauds the prize winners and everyone who took part; understands that Clyde Valley High School first opened in 1992 and that the current school building has stood for over 40 years as the former Garrion Academy, which opened in March 1971; understands that Clyde Valley High School was formed from the merger of Wishaw High School, first opened in 1928 and Garrion Academy; commends all involved in the creation of the new school campus, which is due to be opened in early 2016, and wishes all staff and pupils well in their future activities.

Supported by: Anne McTaggart*, Mike MacKenzie*, Richard Lyle*, Patricia Ferguson*, Jackie Baillie*, David Stewart*

*S4M-13696 Margaret Mitchell: Best Bar None—That the Parliament welcomes the successful expansion of Best Bar None Scotland; understands that the Best Bar None scheme invites licensed premises to become accredited in order to create a safer drinking environment and promote social responsibility in the licensed trade and to benefit the wider community, customers, owners, licensees, bar staff as well as police, fire and other partner agencies; understands that, in 2014-15, the number of accredited premises increased to 420 across Scotland, in 27 local area schemes, and that the national Best Bar None awards in March 2015 were the most successful yet; notes that the scheme is nationally administered by the Scottish Business Resilience Centre, and wishes everyone involved further success, which will in turn benefit individuals throughout Scotland’s communities.

*S4M-13695 John Wilson: Dalziel High School—That the Parliament recognises the work done by the staff and pupils of Dalziel High School in Motherwell in providing what it sees as inclusive and successful education for pupils with various hearing impairments and congratulations the teaching staff and, in particular, the pupils for their hard work and dedication to education.

Supported by: Hanzala Malik*, Anne McTaggart*, Dennis Robertson*, Kevin Stewart*, John Pentland*, Margaret McCulloch*, Elaine Murray*, Bill Kidd*, Patricia Ferguson*, Adam Ingram*, Jackie Baillie*

*S4M-13694 Alison Johnstone: Myeloma Awareness Week—That the Parliament congratulates Myeloma UK on what it considers a successful Myeloma Awareness Week on 21 to 28 June 2015; agrees with the awareness week’s sentiment that “no-one should have to face a journey with myeloma alone”; considers that the charity’s work to support patients, improve diagnosis and care and raise awareness with healthcare professionals is vitally important, and wishes the staff at Myeloma UK well in their Edinburgh-based head office and success with their work.

Supported by: Bruce Crawford*, Neil Findlay*, Kevin Stewart*, Jenny Marra*, Dennis Robertson*, Richard Lyle*, Adam Ingram*, Richard Simpson*, Bill Kidd*, Mike MacKenzie*, Jayne Baxter*, Anne McTaggart*, Graeme Dey*, Cara Hilton*, Claire Baker*, Jackie Baillie*, Roderick Campbell*, Jackson Carlaw*, Hanzala Malik*, Kenneth Gibson*, John Wilson*, Nanette Milne*

*S4M-13693 Cara Hilton: UK Government off-target for Child Poverty Eradication—That the Parliament is concerned by new figures from the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) showing no reduction in child poverty figures for the last year; understands that the IFS predicts that child poverty will soon increase to 2.5 million, the first increase in a decade; considers it deplorable that 22% of Scottish children are reported to now live in relative poverty; fears that the UK Government will now be unable to meet its target of eradicating child poverty by 2020; condemns any attempt to redefine child poverty or repeal the Child Poverty Act 2010; understands that the four UK children’s commissioners have described the new figures as “unacceptable”; believes that the proposed £12 billion of cuts proposed by the UK Government will only make the problem worse, and calls on the Scottish Government to do all that it can to protect children in Scotland from falling into poverty.

Supported by: Elaine Murray*

*S4M-13692 Mark McDonald: Woodside Pupils Secure BP Cup—That the Parliament congratulates Woodside School on securing the top prize in the 2015 Aberdeen City Junior Enterprise Game; understands that the competition sees pupils run a mock company with the aim of securing the highest share price; notes that Woodside School succeeded in securing a share price of 500p, winning the top prize of £250 and this year’s BP Cup, and hopes that all the pupils involved in the competition enjoyed themselves and will be able to apply the skills that they have developed during this experience as part of their ongoing education.

Supported by: Rob Gibson*, Richard Lyle*, Christian Allard*, Nanette Milne*, Dennis Robertson*, Mike MacKenzie*, Adam Ingram*, Joan McAlpine*, Chic Brodie*, Bill Kidd*, Kevin Stewart*

*S4M-13691 Mark McDonald: Tree of Life Created by Dyce Pupils—That the Parliament commends Dyce pupils for their participation in a recent community art programme; notes that the programme involved primary 6 pupils, who worked with Jane Ronie, a local artist, to turn a deep philosophical question into art; understands that the pupils were encouraged to think about the meaning of life and what makes a good life and then came up with ideas individually; further notes that the pupils then worked with an adult fused glass group at Dyce Community Centre to create fused glass leaves for a tree to be displayed in the school; further understands that the tree is intended to remain on display in the school reception area for many years to come, and hopes that the project’s lasting legacy will capture the imaginations of pupils for generations to come.

Supported by: Rob Gibson*, Richard Lyle*, Christian Allard*, Nanette Milne*, Mike MacKenzie*, Adam Ingram*, Joan McAlpine*, Chic Brodie*, Bill Kidd*, Kevin Stewart*

*S4M-13690 Mark McDonald: Cummings Park Community Flat Signs up to Adopt-a-Garden—That the Parliament congratulates Cummings Park Community Flat volunteers in Aberdeen on being the first group to sign up to the Adopt-a-Garden campaign organised by Keep Scotland Beautiful; understands that the campaign supports the volunteers’ key aim of lessening feelings of isolation for residents in the local community; notes that the campaign is funded by Tesco’s proceeds of the 5p plastic bag charge, which came into force in October 2014; further notes that the Community Flat volunteers will start work in gardens over the summer months and are looking forward to ensuring that people who cannot manage their own gardens can benefit from improvement in their outdoor spaces, and hopes that the campaign will succeed in its aim of reducing isolation and improving outdoor spaces in the Cummings Park community.

Supported by: Rob Gibson*, Richard Lyle*, Christian Allard*, Nanette Milne*, Dennis Robertson*, Mike MacKenzie*, Adam Ingram*, Joan McAlpine*, Chic Brodie*, Bill Kidd*, Kevin Stewart*

*S4M-13689 Colin Beattie: Earth for Life CIC Awarded £15,000—That the Parliament congratulates Alasdair Taylor from Pathhead on receiving £15,000 from the Millennium Awards Trust for the Earth for Life CIC enterprise; understands that the project aims to bring people closer to nature, themselves and each other through environmental educational workshops, courses and special events; considers that there is a need for the increased, systematic and sustainable use of Scotland’s woodlands and wild places for the purpose of improving the prospects of health, education and employability for young people experiencing difficulties and for adults with mental illness, two of the most vulnerable sectors of society, and wishes Mr Taylor all the best with this initiative.

Supported by: Hanzala Malik*, Richard Lyle*, Mike MacKenzie*, Joan McAlpine*, Rob Gibson*, Graeme Dey*, Kevin Stewart*, Bill Kidd*, Adam Ingram*, Christian Allard*

*S4M-13688 Anne McTaggart: 2015 IPC Swimming World Championships—That the Parliament welcomes some of the biggest names in para-swimming who will be competing in Glasgow from 13 July 2015; understands that the 2015 IPC Swimming World Championships will take place at Tollcross less than a year after the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games; notes that around 650 swimmers from 70 different nations are set to compete at Tollcross in a bid to become world champion; believes that sport fans will create an incredible atmosphere and provide a warm welcome to competitors from all over the world, and wishes all the best to four-time European Champion, Andrew Mullen from Glasgow, who is hoping to land his first world title.

Supported by: Hanzala Malik*, Richard Simpson*, Jenny Marra*, Elaine Murray*, Richard Lyle*, Margaret McCulloch*, Claire Baker*, David Stewart*, Kenneth Gibson*, Dennis Robertson*, Kevin Stewart*, Drew Smith*, Mike MacKenzie*, John Lamont*, Jayne Baxter*, Patricia Ferguson*, Bill Kidd*, Jackie Baillie*

*S4M-13687 Margaret Mitchell: Glencairn Unit’s Garden Initiative—That the Parliament welcomes the garden project established by the Glencairn rehabilitation unit at Coathill Hospital in Coatbridge, which helps treat people with conditions such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and anxiety disorder; understands that the project is helping patients by providing vocational training as well as bringing stability, structures and routine into their lives in preparation for future work; notes that the project is a joint initiative from NHS Lanarkshire’s forensic service and Clydesdale Community Initiatives and so far features an alpine area, a shed, greenhouse, wild flower meadow, an orchard and an outdoor classroom, which has been used for teaching, learning, relaxation, social encounters, as well as arts, crafts and photography, and wishes everyone involved future success and growth for the project.

Supported by: Murdo Fraser*, Richard Simpson*, Richard Lyle*, Jackson Carlaw*, Mike MacKenzie*, John Lamont*, Kevin Stewart*, Cameron Buchanan*, Hanzala Malik*, Anne McTaggart*, Jackie Baillie*, Dennis Robertson*, Liz Smith*, Nanette Milne*, Jamie McGrigor*

*S4M-13686 Elaine Murray: Cost of Living in Dumfries and Galloway—That the Parliament commends the work done by staff and volunteers of the Dumfries and Galloway Citizen’s Advice Bureau on the cost of living across the region; notes that the investigators recorded the cost of a predetermined "shopping trolley" of necessary goods over the course of one week by visiting 38 supermarkets, minimarkets and village shops, and is concerned that the cost of these items ranged from £9.95 in Annan to £22.26 in Sanquhar and, in particular, that the most expensive goods were on sale in the most income-deprived areas of the region.

Supported by: Hanzala Malik*, Graeme Pearson*, Anne McTaggart*, Cara Hilton*, Patricia Ferguson*, Joan McAlpine*, Alex Fergusson*, Margaret McDougall*, David Stewart*, Sarah Boyack*, Jackie Baillie*

*S4M-13685 Patricia Ferguson: Click & Connect Maryhill’s First Anniversary—That the Parliament congratulates Click & Connect, Maryhill Hub in Wyndford on its first anniversary; notes that Click & Connect is a digital learning centre based in a number of communities served by Glasgow Kelvin College and the Wheatley Group; further notes that this centre was opened in June 2014 and is a partnership between Glasgow Kelvin College and the Wheatley Group hosted by Glasgow Community and Safety Services; commends Bob Couper, the Digital Inclusion volunteer, who is to be presented with a Certificate in Digital Inclusion from Glasgow Kelvin College as part of its anniversary celebrations; understands that the facility provides learning support, advice and free internet access and assistance with CVs and application forms, and recognises the benefits that this can have in supporting members of the community into further education and employment.

Supported by: Dennis Robertson*, Elaine Murray*, David Stewart*, Drew Smith*, Anne McTaggart*, Margaret McCulloch*, Colin Beattie*, Jackie Baillie*, Hanzala Malik*

*S4M-13684 Elaine Murray: Dumfries and Galloway Council Becomes Accredited Living Wage Employer—That the Parliament congratulates Dumfries and Galloway Council on becoming accredited by the Poverty Alliance as a living wage employer; recognises that this is part of the council’s anti-poverty strategy; understands that Dumfries and Galloway is the lowest paid region in Scotland, and believes that, in ensuring that all of its employees will be paid at least the living wage, it is setting an excellent example to other employers across Dumfriesshire and the rest of the region.

Supported by: Richard Simpson*, Claire Baker*, David Stewart*, Margaret McDougall*, Anne McTaggart*, Margaret McCulloch*, Richard Lyle*, Jayne Baxter*, Neil Findlay*, Graeme Pearson*, Graeme Dey*, Kenneth Gibson*, Patricia Ferguson*, Joan McAlpine*, Jackie Baillie*, Sarah Boyack*, Hanzala Malik*

*S4M-13683 Claudia Beamish: Dormont Estate Accredited as Living Wage Employer—That the Parliament praises Dormont Estate, near Lockerbie in Dumfriesshire for being accredited as a living wage employer by the Living Wage Foundation; understands that the estate offers housing, commercial woodland, let farmland, a holiday cottage, fishing and the first Passivhaus development in Scotland; recognises that the employers are committed to paying all employees, contractors or subcontractors a minimum hourly wage of £7.85; believes that this wage reflects the real cost of living and is a fair day’s pay, and credits the Dormont Estate landowners for valuing the employees’ contribution to the estate.

Supported by: Alex Fergusson*, Hanzala Malik*, David Stewart*, Anne McTaggart*, Kevin Stewart*, Joan McAlpine*, Graeme Pearson*, Jackie Baillie*, Elaine Murray*

*S4M-13682 Linda Fabiani: Mission Aviation Fellowship, 70 Years of Help, Hope and Healing—That the Parliament notes that 2015 marks the 70th anniversary of the Mission Aviation Fellowship UK (MAF), founded in 1945 following the Second World War; believes that, from its first work in Africa, MAF’s service now extends across the world providing air ambulance services, community support and disaster response and relief to 25 developing countries by operating more than 130 light aircraft flying into over 1,650 remote destinations; recognises the contribution of MAF over the last seven decades in working in partnership with others to help wherever required, most recently shown by its response to the disaster in Nepal, a country in which it does not normally operate, but where it was able to co-ordinate a helicopter response facility; thanks all those employees, missionaries and volunteers from MAF Scotland, MAF UK and overseas for their ongoing work, and wishes them well in the 70th anniversary year.

Supported by: Murdo Fraser*, Rob Gibson*, Richard Lyle*, Christian Allard*, Margaret Mitchell*, Kenneth Gibson*, Anne McTaggart*, John Mason*, Kevin Stewart*, Mike MacKenzie*, Joan McAlpine*, Jackie Baillie*, Margaret McCulloch*, Hanzala Malik*, Bill Kidd*, Adam Ingram*, Dennis Robertson*

*S4M-13681 Neil Findlay: Hatfield Colliery, Call for State Aid—That the Parliament notes what it considers the devastating news that Hatfield Colliery in Doncaster is scheduled to close on 3 July 2015 and that Kellingley and Thoresby collieries will close soon after if the UK Government fails to provide aid to the last deep mines in the UK; acknowledges the efforts of miners at these pits to keep them open, and urges the UK Government to intervene to retain what is left of the UK coal industry as part of a mixed energy policy.

Supported by: Drew Smith*, Elaine Murray*, David Stewart*, Alex Rowley*, Anne McTaggart*, Jackie Baillie*

*S4M-13680 Jim Eadie: University of Edinburgh Study on Votes for 16 and 17-year-olds—That the Parliament welcomes the results of a study undertaken by the University of Edinburgh, which highlighted that two thirds of 16 and 17-year-old Scots surveyed stated that they would have been very likely to vote in the 2015 UK General Election had they been able to do so; notes the study’s finding that only 39% of 16 and 17-year-olds elsewhere in the UK said the same; further notes the finding that 57% of 16 and 17-year-olds in Scotland had taken part in other forms of non-electoral political engagement, such as petitioning or writing to their elected representative, compared with only 40% in the rest of the UK; understands that the University of Edinburgh surveyed 800 16 and 17-year-olds, half in Scotland and half in other parts of the UK; believes that the study highlights the success of offering young adults the opportunity to become involved in the democratic process, and believes that young adults who are old enough to pay tax, get married and join the armed forces should have the right to vote.

Supported by: Bruce Crawford*, Christian Allard*, Claire Baker*, Jackie Baillie*, Kevin Stewart*, Bill Kidd*, John Finnie*, Colin Beattie*, Dennis Robertson*, Anne McTaggart*, Christina McKelvie*, Joan McAlpine*, Patrick Harvie*, Gil Paterson*, Adam Ingram*

*S4M-13679 Mark McDonald: Congratulation to Global Energy (SCS) Ltd—That the Parliament congratulates Global Energy (SCS) Ltd on being accredited as an Investor in Young People (IIYP); recognises that IIYP offers an accreditation scheme encouraging employers to work and invest in young workers, and commends Global Energy (SCS) Ltd for actively recruiting young people into the organisation and appreciating the skills that young people can bring to help drive the business forward.

Supported by: Christian Allard*, Kevin Stewart*, Bill Kidd*, Colin Beattie*, Dennis Robertson*, Anne McTaggart*, Liz Smith*, Nanette Milne*, Gil Paterson*, Adam Ingram*, Joan McAlpine*, Jackie Baillie*

*S4M-13678 Jim Eadie: CRESH Alcohol and Tobacco Density Map of Scotland—That the Parliament commends the collaborative work between Dr Niamh Shortt from the University of Edinburgh, her co-authors, Professor Jamie Pearce from the University of Edinburgh’s School of GeoSciences and Professor Richard Mitchell of the University of Glasgow, Alcohol Focus Scotland and Action on Smoking and Health Scotland, in mapping the density across Scotland of outlets for alcohol and tobacco against the data on death rates linked to lung cancer, lung disease and alcohol use, and demonstrating how these are linked; applauds the fact that the map is free to access on the website of the Centre for Research on Environment, Society and Health (CRESH), an organisation that aims to contribute to a healthier population and environment; understands that the map will be a valuable tool for local authorities when granting licences and deciding whether there is an overprovision of alcohol and tobacco outlets; considers that the map also provides the opportunity to empower communities by offering them better evidence of the local picture, as this information has not previously been readily available to local residents, and hopes that this work will help contribute to reducing the rate of alcohol abuse and smoking, which are preventable causes of ill-health and premature death.

Supported by: Patricia Ferguson*, Bruce Crawford*, Cara Hilton*, Sarah Boyack*, Siobhan McMahon*, James Dornan*, Christian Allard*, Kevin Stewart*, John Finnie*, Colin Beattie*, Dennis Robertson*, Anne McTaggart*, Rob Gibson*, Gil Paterson*, Adam Ingram*, Jackie Baillie*, Joan McAlpine*, Kenneth Gibson*

*S4M-13677♦ Dennis Robertson: World Health Organization’s 25 by 2025 Framework—That the Parliament welcomes the World Health Organization’s (WHO) 25 by 2025 framework for preventing global non-commutable diseases (NCDs); believes that NCDs account for nearly 75% of all premature deaths in Scotland, including in Aberdeenshire West; understands that NCDs share common risk factors as detailed by WHO in its framework; notes the view that Scotland should adopt the 25 by 2025 recommendations, and believes that 3,805 lives could be saved per year if Scotland achieves the target reductions recommended by WHO.

Supported by: Bruce Crawford*, Christian Allard*, Kevin Stewart*, Bill Kidd*, Adam Ingram*, Kenneth Gibson*, Colin Beattie*, Jackie Baillie*, Hanzala Malik*, Chic Brodie*, Christina McKelvie*, Joan McAlpine*

*S4M-13676 Mike MacKenzie: Team Orkney and Team Shetland Compete in NatWest Island Games—That the Parliament welcomes the NatWest Island Games 2015, which are being hosted by Jersey on 29 June to 3 July; understands that the week-long games involve over 2,700 athletes from 24 islands and is the biggest sporting event ever held on the island; believes that the event provides the opportunity for hundreds of young sportsmen and women from small island communities to compete and enjoy international competition against other islanders with similar standards of performance; considers it a benefit of such a unique festival of sport that it allows opportunities for cultural exchange and social interaction with visiting teams and the chance to establish new friendships with fellow islanders; congratulates Team Orkney and Team Shetland on representing Scotland in the NatWest Island Games 2015, and wishes them and the other teams every success.

Supported by: Christian Allard*, Kevin Stewart*, Jamie McGrigor*, Dennis Robertson*, Hanzala Malik*, Colin Beattie*, Roderick Campbell*, Gil Paterson*, Anne McTaggart*, Richard Lyle*, Rob Gibson*, Joan McAlpine*, Adam Ingram*, John Finnie*

*S4M-13675 James Kelly: John McDermott MBE—That the Parliament recognises the work of John McDermott MBE from Blantyre both as a local sporting coach and for his legacy nationally; understands that Mr McDermott started a boxing club in Blantyre in 1971 and has helped train worldwide athletic stars in boxing including Pat Clinton, Craig Docherty, Gary Jacobs and Joe Townsley; further recognises Mr McDermott’s personal sporting success in having won a Commonwealth medal in 1962 and in being a baton bearer in the 2014 games; considers that Mr McDermott is an outstanding ambassador for boxing and has made a significant contribution to the community of Blantyre and to sport in Scotland, and wishes him well for his 45th year at his club.

Supported by: Elaine Murray*, David Stewart*, Margaret McDougall*, Colin Beattie*, Dennis Robertson*, Hanzala Malik*, Gil Paterson*, Anne McTaggart*, Richard Lyle*, Chic Brodie*, Patricia Ferguson*, Jackie Baillie*

*S4M-13674 Richard Simpson: Small Blue Butterfly Extends its Habitat—That the Parliament notes that the small blue butterfly, cupidis minimus, one of the smallest butterflies in the UK, became extinct in Ayrshire over 30 years ago; is delighted that, after transporting 30 small blues from a healthy population 225 miles from the Moray Coast to the Wildlife Trust’s Gailes Marsh Wildlife Reserve where kidney vetch, which the small blue requires, now grows in abundance, the butterfly appears to have been re-established after two years; congratulates the trust and the neighbouring Dundonald golf links on ensuring that kidney vetch was grown to promote success, and recognises the work of all those involved in what it considers this successful project.

Supported by: Elaine Murray*

*S4M-13673 Christian Allard: Sistema Scotland, Big Noise—That the Parliament recognises what it considers the crucial work that Sistema Scotland does by inspiring young people to get involved in symphony orchestras as well as the huge social benefits in doing so; notes the broad age range who benefit from this work, from nursery to secondary school pupils; commends the launch of a new Big Noise orchestra centre in Torry in Aberdeen; considers that this will have a positive social impact for the local community, and encourages the formation of more organisations that aim to include young people in creative activities, bringing recreational and social fulfilment.

Supported by: Claire Baker*, Kevin Stewart*, Colin Beattie*, Gil Paterson*, Anne McTaggart*, John Mason*, Mike MacKenzie*, Richard Lyle*, Bill Kidd*, Cara Hilton*, Neil Findlay*, Chic Brodie*, Dennis Robertson*, Kenneth Gibson*, Liz Smith*, Nanette Milne*, Joan McAlpine*, Adam Ingram*, Jackie Baillie*

*S4M-13672 Sarah Boyack: Dalry Primary School Wins Creative Learning Award—That the Parliament congratulates Dalry Primary School on being awarded the Creative Learning Award at what it considers the prestigious Scottish Education 2015 Awards; notes that the awards are open to all schools and teachers across Scotland; understands that winning this award is a result of the school’s unique and creative approach to teaching and developing pupils’ skills both inside and outside the classroom; considers that the school makes a substantial contribution to the diverse community that it serves, and celebrates the hard work of the staff, parents and pupils in making Dalry Primary School an award-winning school.

Supported by: Dennis Robertson*, Kevin Stewart*, Anne McTaggart*, Margaret McCulloch*, Mike MacKenzie*, Richard Lyle*, Adam Ingram*, Colin Beattie*, Patricia Ferguson*, Gil Paterson*, David Stewart*, Margaret McDougall*, Bill Kidd*, Jackie Baillie*

*S4M-13671 Bill Kidd: Funding Success from Children in Need—That the Parliament congratulates the LINKES project in the Glasgow Anniesland constituency on being awarded £73,865 over the next three years from Children in Need; recognises that this will help fund salaries for a youth worker and seasonal play workers as well as group activities and trips; congratulates everyone involved at LINKES for the hard work that has resulted in this award, and considers that this funding will have a positive impact on the community in Knightswood and particularly for children and young people in the area.

Supported by: Christian Allard*, Dennis Robertson*, Kevin Stewart*, Anne McTaggart*, Mike MacKenzie*, Richard Lyle*, Kenneth Gibson*, Adam Ingram*, Colin Beattie*, Gil Paterson*, Hanzala Malik*, Rob Gibson*, Joan McAlpine*

*S4M-13670 Jackson Carlaw: Festival of St John 2015—That the Parliament congratulates St John Scotland on its annual celebration of the Festival of St John on 26 June 2015 at Wellington Church in Glasgow; acknowledges what it considers the hard work and commitment shown by Sir Malcolm Ross, who has held the position of Prior of Scotland for the last six years; congratulates Major General Mark Strudwick, who was invested as prior at the ceremony, all those who were admitted to the order for the first time and those members of the order presented with service medals and bars; notes what it sees as the considerable and extremely generous charitable work done by the organisation both in the UK and overseas, notably the funding of the St John Eye Hospital in Jerusalem and its associated outreach clinics in Gaza and the West Bank to which St John Scotland provided £212,000; considers that it also provides invaluable support local First Responder groups, including Neilston and Uplawmoor First Responders in East Renfrewshire, which allows these volunteer organisations to continue to provide emergency medical attention for residents throughout the area, and celebrates the organisation’s continued efforts to provide defibrillators and lifesaving training to clubs and organisations across Scotland.

Supported by: Dennis Robertson*, Kevin Stewart*, Richard Lyle*, Kenneth Gibson*, Colin Beattie*, Hanzala Malik*, Gil Paterson*, Anne McTaggart*, Margaret Mitchell*, Jamie McGrigor*, Sandra White*, Cameron Buchanan*, Liz Smith*, Nanette Milne*, David Torrance*, Jackie Baillie*

*S4M-13669 Jenny Marra: Congratulations to Cancer Support Scotland—That the Parliament congratulates Cancer Support Scotland on being awarded £30,000 from the Moffat Trust, allowing the charity to recruit additional staff to increase the number of hours and appointments for the free counselling and complementary therapies that it provides for people with cancer and their families and carers.

Supported by: Elaine Murray*, Claire Baker*, Dennis Robertson*, Kevin Stewart*, Margaret McCulloch*, Richard Lyle*, Kenneth Gibson*, Colin Beattie*, Gil Paterson*, Lewis Macdonald*, Anne McTaggart*, Margaret Mitchell*, Adam Ingram*, Duncan McNeil*, Sandra White*, Liz Smith*, Nanette Milne*, Alex Rowley*, David Torrance*, David Stewart*, Bill Kidd*, Roderick Campbell*, Patricia Ferguson*, Margaret McDougall*, Jackie Baillie*, James Kelly*

*S4M-13668 Cara Hilton: Acorn Enterprise Celebrates 4th Successful Business Accelerator Programme—That the Parliament notes the climax of the 4th 20 Week Business Accelerator Programme run by Acorn Enterprises in Rosyth; understands that this project provides business support to entrepreneurs and promotes local, sustainable businesses; commends the project for sponsoring entrepreneurial events and activities for students and young people; notes the benefits that entrepreneurial activities have as a viable alternative to employment, and wishes the “Awesome Acorns” all the best for their graduation ceremony and future business projects.

Supported by: Elaine Murray*

*S4M-13667 Cara Hilton: Opening of New Artistic Centre in Dunfermline—That the Parliament celebrates the opening of the Fire Station Creative in Dunfermline; understands that this project has given a new lease of life to the historic, listed Dunfermline fire station in the town centre; welcomes the provision of 20 studio spaces to develop local artistic talent and promote a creative culture; understands that the key feature of the development will be a 200 square metre gallery space curated by the local artist, Ian Moir, and looks forward to the grand opening, to be held on 10 July 2015 and attended by what it considers the legendary Scottish artist, John Byrne.

Supported by: Elaine Murray*

*S4M-13666# Elaine Murray: The Use of Wild Animals in Circuses—That the Parliament welcomes the results of the recent Scottish Government consultation on banning the use of wild animals in circuses, in which 98% of respondents considered that the use of wild animals for performance should be banned and 96.4% considered that their use for exhibition without performance should be banned; is disappointed that proposed legislation banning the use of wild animals across the UK has not materialised, and notes the view expressed in Dumfriesshire and across the country that legislation banning what it considers this barbaric practice should be introduced in Scotland as soon as possible.

Supported by: Claire Baker*, John Finnie*, Cara Hilton*, Dennis Robertson*, Michael Russell*, Colin Beattie*, Kevin Stewart*, Sarah Boyack*, Claudia Beamish*, Kenneth Gibson*, John Wilson*, Drew Smith*, Anne McTaggart*, Mike MacKenzie*, Jayne Baxter*, Jackie Baillie*, Patricia Ferguson*, Margaret McDougall*, John Pentland*, David Stewart*, Jim Hume*, Mary Fee*, Alex Johnstone*

*S4M-13665 Stuart McMillan: Allan McGraw for SFA Hall of Fame—That the Parliament commends the campaign to have the former Morton footballer and manager, Allan McGraw, elected to the Scottish Football Association’s Hall of Fame; understands that nominations for the Hall of Fame are now open and the new inductees will be unveiled in October 2015; applauds what it sees as Allan’s outstanding achievements in the game over a period of 36 years with Morton, both as a player and manager; notes that he finished as Morton’s top goal scorer in five consecutive seasons, helping the club to two promotions and a place in the Scottish League Cup Final in 1963-64; acknowledges the opportunities that he gave to young players, and wishes the campaign every success.

Supported by: Gil Paterson*, Kevin Stewart*, Richard Lyle*, Colin Beattie*, Sandra White*, Joan McAlpine*, Anne McTaggart*, Mike MacKenzie*, Adam Ingram*, Rob Gibson*, Neil Findlay*, Duncan McNeil*, Chic Brodie*, Michael McMahon*, Bill Kidd*, David Torrance*, Roderick Campbell*, Kenny MacAskill*, Dennis Robertson*

*S4M-13664 Jackie Baillie: A New Home for Vale of Leven Autism and Aspergers Forum—That the Parliament congratulates the Vale of Leven Autism and Aspergers Forum (VOLAAF) on securing the right to purchase its premises at the site of the former Renton Nursery in West Dunbartonshire; believes that VOLAAF provides a valuable and unique service, including clubs and support meetings, for people in Dumbarton, Vale of Leven and the surrounding areas with autism and Asperger syndrome; understands that West Dunbartonshire Council offered the group temporary accommodation at Vale of Leven Academy in July 2014 when its previous premises at the Carman Centre suddenly closed; considers that its new home at Renton Nursery will provide stability for the future, and wishes the families in VOLAAF every success as the group seeks to grow and expand.

Supported by: Elaine Murray*, Gil Paterson*, Kevin Stewart*, Richard Simpson*, John Wilson*, Richard Lyle*, Colin Beattie*, Sandra White*, Anne McTaggart*, Jayne Baxter*, Graeme Dey*, Patricia Ferguson*, Margaret McDougall*, David Torrance*, Roderick Campbell*, David Stewart*, Hanzala Malik*, Dennis Robertson*

*S4M-13663 Jackie Baillie: Helensburgh Summer Festival—That the Parliament congratulates the organisers of the second annual Helensburgh Summer Festival, which took place on 20-21 June 2015; notes that the event included a market that featured local traders and craftspeople, a roller rink, live music, history walks and much more; further notes that the festival coincided with the Helensburgh Bicentennial Pipeband Championships and highland dancing competition; considers that one of the highlights of the weekend was a ceremony marking the official completion of the £7 million CHORD project, which has transformed the appearance of the town; acknowledges the role of Helensburgh and Lomond Chamber of Commerce in organising the festival; thanks Argyll and Bute Council for its financial contribution, and believes that the festival is a popular event with both local residents and visitors that helps boost Helensburgh’s reputation as one of the best tourist destinations in the west of Scotland.

Supported by: Gil Paterson*, Colin Beattie*, Sandra White*, Anne McTaggart*, Patricia Ferguson*, Margaret McDougall*, Jamie McGrigor*, David Torrance*, Roderick Campbell*, Dennis Robertson*, David Stewart*, Hanzala Malik*

*S4M-13662 Jackie Baillie: Recognising Tenant Participation in West Dunbartonshire—That the Parliament welcomes the announcement that West Dunbartonshire Council has become the first local authority in Scotland to receive the silver accreditation from the Tenant Participatory Advisory Service Scotland (TPAS); understands that the award recognises organisations that involve tenants in decision-making processes and ensure that they can influence decisions on policy, conditions and services; understands that, following a rigorous assessment, TPAS produced a report that praised the council’s tenant participation strategy and provision of resources and support available to enable tenant participation; believes that tenant participation is a two-way process and congratulates tenants in Dumbarton and the Vale of Leven on their commitment to building a good working relationship with West Dunbartonshire Council, and acknowledges their active engagement in shaping policy objectives.

Supported by: Elaine Murray*, Cara Hilton*, Richard Lyle*, Colin Beattie*, Sandra White*, Patricia Ferguson*, Margaret McDougall*, David Torrance*, Hanzala Malik*, Dennis Robertson*, David Stewart*

*S4M-13661 Jackie Baillie: Launch of West Dunbartonshire Working4Business—That the Parliament welcomes the launch of Working4Business, a new initiative in West Dunbartonshire set up with the aim of helping start-up businesses get off the ground and creating an environment in which existing firms can grow and expand; notes that Working4Business is an umbrella group that has brought together a number of organisations including West Dunbartonshire Council, Skills Development Scotland, Jobcentre Plus, Scottish Enterprise, West College Scotland, Dunbartonshire Chamber of Commerce, Business Gateway, Investors in People Scotland and Strathleven Regeneration; believes that this innovative partnership model will make it easier for entrepreneurs to access support by cutting through red tape and creating a one-stop-shop for anyone seeking advice on starting a new firm, recruitment, growing a business, training staff and investment opportunities; understands that the service is designed to tackle the problems associated with post-industrialisation in the west of Scotland, including high unemployment, that has affected West Dunbartonshire by raising aspirations and attracting inward investment, and encourages both local businesses and those looking to invest in the region to contact Working4Business for more information on the tailored resources offered by the service.

Supported by: Elaine Murray*, Colin Beattie*, Sandra White*, Anne McTaggart*, Kenneth Gibson*, Patricia Ferguson*, Margaret McDougall*, Dennis Robertson*, Hanzala Malik*, David Stewart*

Motions and amendments which have attracted additional support

S4M-13660 The Falls of Clyde ­(lodged on 26 June 2015) Gil Paterson*, Colin Beattie*, Sandra White*, Margaret McDougall*, David Torrance*, Nigel Don*, Anne McTaggart*, Roderick Campbell*, Richard Lyle*, Hanzala Malik*

S4M-13659 Congratulations to ASDA, Large Company of the Year 2015 ­(lodged on 26 June 2015) Gil Paterson*, Colin Beattie*, Adam Ingram*, Bill Kidd*, Roderick Campbell*, Richard Lyle*, Hanzala Malik*

S4M-13658 LGBT Fusion ­(lodged on 26 June 2015) Christian Allard*, John Finnie*, Dennis Robertson*, Colin Beattie*, Bill Kidd*, Sandra White*, Anne McTaggart*, Mike MacKenzie*, Adam Ingram*

S4M-13657 Access to EMR and KIS by Community Pharmacists ­(lodged on 26 June 2015) Claire Baker*, Jackie Baillie*, David Stewart*, Elaine Murray*, Cara Hilton*, Sarah Boyack*, Anne McTaggart*, Margaret McDougall*, Margaret McCulloch*, Jayne Baxter*, Patricia Ferguson*, Hanzala Malik*, Jackson Carlaw*

S4M-13656 Novel Treatment for Breast Cancer ­(lodged on 26 June 2015) Mary Fee*, Claire Baker*, Jackie Baillie*, David Stewart*, Elaine Murray*, Michael McMahon*, Neil Findlay*, Nanette Milne*, Sarah Boyack*, Anne McTaggart*, Margaret McDougall*, Margaret McCulloch*, Richard Lyle*, Jayne Baxter*, Kenneth Gibson*, Patricia Ferguson*, Hanzala Malik*, Jackson Carlaw*

S4M-13655 City of Edinburgh Council, a TTIP-free Zone ­(lodged on 26 June 2015) Christian Allard*, John Finnie*, Dennis Robertson*, Alex Rowley*, Hanzala Malik*, Mike MacKenzie*, Jackie Baillie*, Patrick Harvie*, Cara Hilton*

S4M-13654 Austerity ­(lodged on 26 June 2015) Christian Allard*, Gil Paterson*, Adam Ingram*

S4M-13653 Scottish Autism’s Excellence Award ­(lodged on 26 June 2015) Claire Baker*, Gil Paterson*, Sandra White*, Nigel Don*, Richard Simpson*, Anne McTaggart*, Margaret McCulloch*, Mike MacKenzie*, Neil Findlay*, David Stewart*

S4M-13652 Halting the Axe to Free School Bus Travel in South Lanarkshire (lodged on 25 June 2015) Christian Allard*, Gil Paterson*, Colin Beattie*, Sandra White*, Adam Ingram*, David Torrance*, Mike MacKenzie*, Richard Lyle*, Rob Gibson*, Bill Kidd*

S4M-13651 Congratulations to Eddie Kelly on his Diamond Jubilee of Priesthood ­(lodged on 25 June 2015) Elaine Murray*

S4M-13650 Evanton Community Wood Prize ­(lodged on 25 June 2015) Christian Allard*, John Finnie*, Sandra White*

S4M-13649 Cruise Loch Lomond Wins National Park Award ­(lodged on 25 June 2015) Elaine Murray*, Sarah Boyack*, Sandra White*

S4M-13648 Gordon Reid Wins First Grand Slam ­(lodged on 25 June 2015) Elaine Murray*, Sandra White*

S4M-13647 Loch Lomond Rescue Boat Receives Queen’s Award ­(lodged on 25 June 2015) Elaine Murray*, Bruce Crawford*, Sarah Boyack*, Sandra White*

S4M-13646 Réseau d’Excellence des Territoires Insulaires Conference in Orkney ­(lodged on 25 June 2015) Christian Allard*, Colin Keir*, Kevin Stewart*

S4M-13645 Springburn Academy’s Senior Award Ceremony ­(lodged on 25 June 2015) Christian Allard*, Sandra White*, Kevin Stewart*

S4M-13644 New Employment Recruitment Initiative ­(lodged on 25 June 2015) Dennis Robertson*, Sarah Boyack*, Sandra White*, Kevin Stewart*

S4M-13643 UHI, Supporting Sustainable Aquaculture ­(lodged on 25 June 2015) Christian Allard*, Sarah Boyack*

S4M-13642 Evening Times Streets Ahead Award for West Glasgow Green Gym ­(lodged on 25 June 2015) Christian Allard*, Sandra White*, Kevin Stewart*

S4M-13641 Congratulations to LifeCare on its Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service ­(lodged on 25 June 2015) Elaine Murray*, Sandra White*, Neil Findlay*

S4M-13640 KICC Project Awarded £7,840 ­(lodged on 25 June 2015) Christian Allard*, Gil Paterson*, Sandra White*, Mike MacKenzie*, Hanzala Malik*, Roderick Campbell*

S4M-13639 Celtic Renewables Wins European Biotech Award ­(lodged on 25 June 2015) Christian Allard*, Sandra White*

S4M-13638 Shetland Shellfish Farmer Wins Farming for the Future Award (lodged on 25 June 2015) Dennis Robertson*, Sarah Boyack*, Sandra White*

S4M-13631 Donna Gray, Baby and Newborn Photographers Association ­(lodged on 24 June 2015) Kevin Stewart*

S4M-13630 80th Year of Tenzin Gyatso, His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama ­(lodged on 24 June 2015) Sandra White*

S4M-13629 Scotstoun Primary School Says Farewell to Primary 7 Pupils ­(lodged on 24 June 2015) Sandra White*

S4M-13626 Smart Energy Meter Rollout in Scotland ­(lodged on 24 June 2015) Sarah Boyack*

S4M-13625 Fairtrade Prize for Gryffe High Pupils ­(lodged on 24 June 2015) Neil Bibby*, Sandra White*, Nigel Don*

S4M-13624 Wick Academy Digital Award Winner ­(lodged on 24 June 2015) Sandra White*

S4M-13623 Scottish Young Consumers of the Year 2015 ­(lodged on 24 June 2015) Sandra White*

S4M-13622 North Ayrshire Council Joins Call for a Scottish Blacklisting Inquiry ­(lodged on 24 June 2015) Neil Bibby*

S4M-13618 National Women in Engineering Day ­(lodged on 24 June 2015) Bruce Crawford*, Sandra White*

S4M-13615 European Deaf Football Championship 2015 ­(lodged on 23 June 2015) Sandra White*

S4M-13614 Congratulations to Dot Horne MBE ­(lodged on 23 June 2015) Elaine Murray*, Sandra White*

S4M-13612 Closing the Renewables Obligation ­(lodged on 23 June 2015) Sandra White*

S4M-13611 Wishing Jacqueline Dunlop a Happy Retirement ­(lodged on 23 June 2015) Sandra White*

S4M-13610 Saheliya is Highly Commended at Enterprise Awards ­(lodged on 23 June 2015) Sandra White*

S4M-13604.1.1 Caledonian MacBrayne ­(lodged on 25 June 2015) Elaine Murray*, Neil Findlay*

S4M-13604.1 Caledonian MacBrayne ­(lodged on 25 June 2015) Christian Allard*

S4M-13604 Caledonian MacBrayne ­(lodged on 23 June 2015) Neil Bibby*

S4M-13602 Ludicrous Immigration Proposals ­(lodged on 23 June 2015) Bruce Crawford*

S4M-13589 International Organization for Migration ­(lodged on 22 June 2015) Bruce Crawford*

S4M-13581 EK Rep, 60 Years of Entertaining East Kilbride ­(lodged on 19 June 2015) David Torrance*

S4M-13579 Immigrant Detention in Australia ­(lodged on 19 June 2015) David Torrance*

S4M-13576 Action Mesothelioma Day ­(lodged on 18 June 2015) Neil Bibby*

S4M-13575 Big Lottery Awards for All ­(lodged on 18 June 2015) David Torrance*

S4M-13573 Congratulations Fjara, Young Enterprise Scotland Champions (lodged on 18 June 2015) David Torrance*

S4M-13572 St Luke’s High School Barrhead has Award-winning Staff ­(lodged on 18 June 2015) Neil Bibby*, David Torrance*

S4M-13562 Do the Human Right Thing: Keep the Human Rights Act ­(lodged on 18 June 2015) Bruce Crawford*

S4M-13560 Steelman ­(lodged on 17 June 2015) Neil Bibby*

S4M-13546 West Lothian College Staff Volunteer Time to Maple Villa Care Home ­(lodged on 17 June 2015) Neil Bibby*

S4M-13540 A Perfect Record ­(lodged on 16 June 2015) Neil Bibby*

S4M-13524 Renfrewshire Investing in Energy Efficiency ­(lodged on 15 June 2015) Neil Bibby*

S4M-13522 Lyme Disease Awareness ­(lodged on 15 June 2015) Bruce Crawford*, Claire Baker*, Kevin Stewart*, Bill Kidd*, Margaret Mitchell*, Alex Fergusson*, Jamie McGrigor*, Hanzala Malik*, Margaret McDougall*, Gil Paterson*, Anne McTaggart*, John Mason*, Mike MacKenzie*, Adam Ingram*, Rob Gibson*, Kenneth Gibson*, Chic Brodie*, Dennis Robertson*, Roderick Campbell*, Nanette Milne*, Joan McAlpine*, John Wilson*, Jackie Baillie*

S4M-13521 Montrose House ­(lodged on 15 June 2015) Neil Bibby*

S4M-13516 West Dunbartonshire Council Raises £2,000 for CHAS ­(lodged on 15 June 2015) Neil Bibby*

S4M-13501 Renewed Call for a Scottish Inquiry into the Policing of the Miners’ Strike ­(lodged on 15 June 2015) Neil Bibby*

S4M-13500 International Day of the Seafarer ­(lodged on 12 June 2015) Neil Bibby*

S4M-13495 Cervical Screening Awareness Week 2015 ­(lodged on 12 June 2015) Neil Bibby*

S4M-13491 Congratulations to Aberdeen Rugby League Club ­(lodged on 11 June 2015) Neil Bibby*

S4M-13490 Congratulations to Bankie Talk Volunteers ­(lodged on 11 June 2015) Neil Bibby*

S4M-13480 Sale of Royal Mail Shares to Institutional Investors ­(lodged on 11 June 2015) Neil Bibby*

S4M-13464 Marie Curie Hospice, Glasgow, Children and Young People’s Bereavement Service ­(lodged on 10 June 2015) Neil Bibby*

S4M-13463 Hazlehead Academy Award ­(lodged on 10 June 2015) David Torrance*

S4M-13459 Auchinleck Talbot Win the Junior Cup Again ­(lodged on 10 June 2015) Neil Bibby*

S4M-13445 Scottish Hazards Centre ­(lodged on 10 June 2015) Neil Bibby*

S4M-13441 Happy 25th Birthday Dumbarton Credit Union ­(lodged on 09 June 2015) Neil Bibby*

S4M-13425 Prestigious Award for Dunfermline Advocacy ­(lodged on 09 June 2015) Neil Bibby*

S4M-13419 Connecting Communities ­(lodged on 09 June 2015) Neil Bibby*

S4M-13414 Amazing Efforts of Volunteers ­(lodged on 08 June 2015) David Torrance*

S4M-13411 Aberdeen Stories ­(lodged on 08 June 2015) David Torrance*

S4M-13407 Congratulations to St Mary’s Primary on Euroquiz Success ­(lodged on 08 June 2015) Neil Bibby*, David Torrance*

S4M-13405 MND Scotland, Charity of the Year ­(lodged on 08 June 2015) Neil Bibby*

S4M-13402 Congratulations to Jamie McLeod and Ewan Redpath ­(lodged on 08 June 2015) David Torrance*

S4M-13357 Extension of the Blue Badge Eligibility Criteria ­(lodged on 02 June 2015) Neil Bibby*

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