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EDM (Early Day Motion) 510: tabled on 04 December 2001

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 7 Members. It has received 1 amendment.

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Motion text

That this House condemns the British Tourist Authority for producing an international tourism brochure on the Harry Potter theme which fails to include a single Scottish site associated with the books and film, even though JK Rowling's magical books were written in Scotland's capital city, and some of the filming of Harry Potter took place on the Fort William-Mallaig stretch of the West Highland rail line, featuring local school children; calls on the BTA to include Scottish sites in the next version of the Harry Potter tourist trail campaign in the spring; and believes that the BTA officials responsible for this have inflicted a costly snub to Scotland.

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leave out from 'House' to end and add 'congratulates the British Tourist Authority for producing an excellent movie map to coincide with the release of the film Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, which will offer tourists a unique guide to locations used in the film,as well as other tourist attractions associated with the magical and mythical heritage of Britain; furthermore deplores the ill-conceived attempts by the Scottish National Party to claim that the map does not include a single Scottish site; and is pleased to note that the map does include five sites in Scotland with a further 14 featured on the accompanying website - several of which have reported increased visitor numbers as a result of the British Tourist Authority's campaign.'.
Labour, Coatbridge and Chryston
EDM 510A1: tabled on 10 December 2001