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HISTORIC TIES BETWEEN SCOTLAND FRANCE AND THE AULD ALLIANCE TROPHY

EDM (Early Day Motion) 924: tabled on 08 February 2018

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 28 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House celebrates the historic and continuing ties between Scotland and France; welcomes the creation of the Auld Alliance Trophy to be awarded annually when Scotland and France meet during the Six Nations; commemorates the memories of the 31 Scottish and 22 French international rugby players killed during the First World War; further celebrates the lives of the Scottish international captain Eric Milroy, the Prince of scrum-halves, who learned his skills at George Watson's College in Edinburgh South West constituency and the French international captain Marcel Burgun, a remarkable pilot of rare intrepidity and recipient of the Croix de Guerre and Palm who both gave their life in the Great War and in whose names, along with all their fellow rugby players, the trophy is dedicated; and notes the passion and dedication of Patrick Caublot of Amiens Rugby Club for originating the idea, the work of David Anderson QC, Eric Milroy's great-great-nephew, the Scottish Ruby Union and the Federation Française de Rugby in creating the trophy.

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.

Blackford, Ian
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 February 2018
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Blackman, Kirsty
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 February 2018
Aberdeen North
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 February 2018
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Cameron, Dr Lisa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 February 2018
East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow
Chapman, Douglas
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 March 2018
Dunfermline and West Fife
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 20 February 2018
Coventry South
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 February 2018
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Gaffney, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2018
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Gethins, Stephen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 February 2018
North East Fife
Gibson, Patricia
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 February 2018
North Ayrshire and Arran
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 February 2018
Glasgow North
Grant, Peter
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 February 2018
Glenrothes
Gray, Neil
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 February 2018
Airdrie and Shotts
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 April 2018
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Jardine, Christine
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 February 2018
Edinburgh West
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 February 2018
Dundee West
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 February 2018
Glasgow South
McDonald, Stuart C.
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 February 2018
Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 21 February 2018
Strangford
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 February 2018
Edinburgh East
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 February 2018
Glasgow South West
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 February 2018
Glasgow Central

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.