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COMMUNITY OWNERSHIP OF THE ISLE OF EIGG

EDM (Early Day Motion) 111: tabled on 11 June 1997

Tabled in the 1997-98 session.

This motion has been signed by 25 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House congratulates the Isle of Eigg Trust on their successful takeover of the ownership of the island; praises the courage and determination the islanders have demonstrated throughout their campaign; trusts that the Government will provide social and economic support to the community to assist them in the relief of poverty and promotion of sustainable development on the island; recognises that the unique partnership between the community, the Highland Council and the Scottish Wildlife Trust sets a positive example of a viable alternative to the current system of landholding; acknowledges that many communities throughout Scotland continue to face uncertain futures; and therefore calls on the Government to establish a democratic system of landholding throughout Scotland to prevent similar land misuse and abuse.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.