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THE VIGIL HUT

EDM (Early Day Motion) 331: tabled on 31 October 2001

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 10 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 expresses regret that the National Museums of Scotland has declined to exhibit the Vigil Hut which was formerly situated outside the former Royal High School building; notes that the hut was continuously occupied for more than four years by a vigil in support of the campaign for a Scottish Parliament; considers that the Vigil Hut was an important symbol of that campaign for democracy for Scotland; accordingly calls upon the National Museums of Scotland to reconsider its decision not to exhibit the Vigil Hut in its section showing items of contemporary Scottish history; and believes that, if the National Museums will not reconsider its decision, the hut should nevertheless be found a place in a suitable public venue in Edinburgh, such as the new Scottish Parliament building.