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GLASGOW'S WEST END TORCHLIGHT PARADE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1885: tabled on 28 November 2018

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 8 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House welcomes the third annual St Andrew's Day Torchlight Parade organised by the West End Festival in Glasgow; notes that the parade will take place on 30 November 2018, leaving from the Botanic Gardens and finishing at the Kelvingrove Museum and Art Gallery; understands that the proceeds from the sale of torches will be donated to Spirit Aid, the humanitarian relief organisation founded in 2001 that is dedicated to alleviating the suffering of children and young people whose lives have been devastated by war, poverty, lack of opportunity or humanitarian crisis, which has operations running across Scotland, Palestine, Afghanistan and Malawi; acknowledges the huge success of the parade and the opportunity for members of the local community to come together, with special invitations being extended to students and residents from Greece, Russia and Ukraine, who also have St Andrew as their patron saint; and commends the dedication of the team at the West End Festival in organising this annual event, and wishes them continued success.