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PAISLEY'S CITY OF CULTURE BID

EDM (Early Day Motion) 375: tabled on 07 September 2015

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 31 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 supports the bid being prepared by Paisley to be awarded City of Culture status in 2021; recognises the town's great cultural strengths, including the world famous Paisley Pattern, which dates back to a time when the town was world-leading in textile production; celebrates the rich history of the town, including the significant number of listed buildings, including Paisley Abbey, which dates from 1245; notes the number of events put on each year to celebrate Paisley's past, including the 1820 ceremony held at Woodside Cemetery, which recognises and remembers the sacrifice that Andrew Hardie, John Baird and James Wilson made in attempting to extend the rights of workers, particularly weavers based in the Paisley mills; welcomes the contributions made by the University of the West of Scotland and West College Scotland, which both continue to play an important role in contributing to the vibrancy and diversity of the town; further notes the work of Loud 'n' Proud which exists to organise music and arts events to raise funds in supporting local children who are learning to play a musical instrument; further recognises that the town is still making a significant impact on the cultural landscape of the UK, including being the birthplace of cultural figures such as Paolo Nutini, Gerard Butler, David Tennant and John Byrne amongst many others; and wishes the town the best of luck in submitting a successful application.

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.

Ahmed-Sheikh, Ms Tasmina
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 September 2015
Ochil and South Perthshire
Arkless, Richard
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 September 2015
Dumfries and Galloway
Blackford, Ian
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 September 2015
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 September 2015
Edinburgh North and Leith
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 October 2015
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Docherty, Martin John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 September 2015
West Dunbartonshire
Donaldson, Stuart Blair
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 September 2015
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 September 2015
Glasgow North
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 September 2015
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 September 2015
Dundee West
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 September 2015
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
McCaig, Callum
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 September 2015
Aberdeen South
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 September 2015
Glasgow South
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 September 2015
Glasgow North West
Monaghan, Dr Paul
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 September 2015
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Oswald, Kirsten
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 September 2015
East Renfrewshire
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 8 September 2015
Strangford
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 September 2015
Glasgow South West
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 September 2015
Glasgow Central
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 September 2015
Midlothian
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 15 September 2015
Leicester East
Weir, Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 September 2015
Angus
Whiteford, Dr Eilidh
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 September 2015
Banff and Buchan
Whitford, Dr Philippa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 September 2015
Central Ayrshire
Wilson, Corri
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 September 2015
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.