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FORTH BRIDGE, UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 284: tabled on 13 July 2015

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 60 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 notes, with great pleasure, the listing of that triumph of Victorian design, the Forth Bridge, also known as the Forth Rail Bridge, as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the fifth such site of special cultural or physical significance in Scotland, and the 28th in these islands; welcomes this acknowledgement of our social, historical and engineering heritage, and of the importance of preserving it for future generations; further notes that it has been an active rail bridge for 125 years and remains the second longest single cantilever bridge in the world, after being the longest such structure until 1917; notes that its starkly exposed structural components, showing off 60,000 tonnes of Scottish steel, have stood as a proud landmark, demonstrating beauty in form subordinate to function, while also remaining an important working part of the transport infrastructure linking North and South Queensferry via Inchgarvie; notes that the 8,296 foot length serves hundreds of trains daily, and so is a working monument to the great architectural infrastructure set up by our rail heritage; and hopes that its painting may never end.

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.

Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2015
Blaydon
Black, Mhairi
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 July 2015
Paisley and Renfrewshire South
Blackford, Ian
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 July 2015
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Blackman, Kirsty
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 July 2015
Aberdeen North
Boswell, Philip
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 July 2015
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 July 2015
Edinburgh North and Leith
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 July 2015
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Cameron, Dr Lisa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 September 2015
East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow
Chapman, Douglas
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 July 2015
Dunfermline and West Fife
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 September 2015
Edinburgh South West
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 13 July 2015
Islington North
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 September 2015
Lanark and Hamilton East
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 July 2015
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Docherty, Martin John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 July 2015
West Dunbartonshire
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 15 July 2015
Lagan Valley
Donaldson, Stuart Blair
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 July 2015
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 15 July 2015
Ribble Valley
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 July 2015
Motherwell and Wishaw
Ferrier, Margaret
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 September 2015
Rutherglen and Hamilton West
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 15 July 2015
Newport West
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2015
Ilford South
Gethins, Stephen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 July 2015
North East Fife
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 July 2015
Glasgow North
Grant, Peter
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 July 2015
Glenrothes
Gray, Neil
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 July 2015
Airdrie and Shotts
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 14 July 2015
North Down
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 15 July 2015
Luton North
Kerevan, George
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 July 2015
East Lothian
Kerr, Calum
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 July 2015
Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 July 2015
Dundee West
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 July 2015
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
McCaig, Callum
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 July 2015
Aberdeen South
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 July 2015
Glasgow South
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 21 July 2015
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 14 July 2015
Hayes and Harlington
McGarry, Natalie
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 July 2015
Glasgow East
McLaughlin, Anne
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 September 2015
Glasgow North East
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 13 July 2015
Mansfield
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 July 2015
Glasgow North West
Monaghan, Dr Paul
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 July 2015
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Mullin, Roger
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 July 2015
Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath
Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 July 2015
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
O'Hara, Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 July 2015
Argyll and Bute
Oswald, Kirsten
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 July 2015
East Renfrewshire
Salmond, Alex
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 July 2015
Gordon
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 14 July 2015
Ealing, Southall
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 July 2015
Edinburgh East
Soames, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 7 September 2015
Mid Sussex
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 July 2015
Glasgow South West
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 July 2015
Glasgow Central
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 July 2015
Midlothian
Weir, Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 July 2015
Angus
Whiteford, Dr Eilidh
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 July 2015
Banff and Buchan
Wilson, Corri
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 July 2015
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.