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BEMIS CELEBRATES BURNS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 980: tabled on 20 January 2016

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 32 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 BEMIS Celebrates Burns finale celebration at the Celtic Connections Festival in Glasgow’s Old Fruitmarket on Robert Burns Day; champions this diverse community celebration as a unique partnership between BEMIS and the world-renowned Celtic Connections Music Festival; considers that this event marks the culmination of the BEMIS-led programme to celebrate Scotland's living traditions, encompassing the more than 65 local, diverse, multicultural community events included in the Scottish Government-funded 2015 Year of Food and Drink and Winter Festivals period; congratulates the 65 participating organisations from across 16 self-identified ethnic minority communities who, assisted by a Scottish Government small grants fund of £37,000 administered by BEMIS, facilitated events to champion Scotland's past, present and future incorporating their unique global cultural characteristics; acknowledges that BEMIS Scotland and partners are committed to celebrating cultural diversity and promoting active citizenship; and recognises that programmes which acknowledge and value the intangible cultural heritage of our diverse citizens show an appreciation of the UK’s diverse society.

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 1 February 2016
Ochil and South Perthshire
Blackford, Ian
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 January 2016
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 21 January 2016
Worthing West
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
Signed on 27 January 2016
Edinburgh North and Leith
Cameron, Dr Lisa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 January 2016
East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 February 2016
Edinburgh South West
Cowan, Ronnie
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 January 2016
Inverclyde
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 January 2016
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Ferrier, Margaret
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 January 2016
Rutherglen and Hamilton West
Gethins, Stephen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 February 2016
North East Fife
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 January 2016
Glasgow North
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 January 2016
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 January 2016
Dundee West
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 January 2016
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 January 2016
Glasgow South
McLaughlin, Anne
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 February 2016
Glasgow North East
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 January 2016
Glasgow North West
Monaghan, Dr Paul
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 January 2016
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Nicolson, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 January 2016
East Dunbartonshire
Oswald, Kirsten
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 January 2016
East Renfrewshire
Paterson, Steven
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 January 2016
Stirling
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 21 January 2016
Strangford
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 January 2016
Glasgow Central
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 January 2016
Midlothian
Weir, Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 January 2016
Angus
Wilson, Corri
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 February 2016
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.