House of Commons
CELEBRATING THE LIFE OF PAUL HENDERSON SCOTT
EDM #2194
Tabled 19 March 2019
2017-19 Session
That this House celebrates the life of Paul Henderson Scott and mourns his passing on 15 March 2019 at the age of 98; notes his extraordinary contribution to the political and artistic life of Scotland as President and convener of the Saltire Society, President of the Scottish Centre for International PEN, vice-chair of the SNP and spokesperson for Culture and International Affairs, Rector of Dundee University and a leading voice in a number of successful campaigns in support of the cultural life of Scotland and Scots Literature, and in the Scottish Claim of Right and the campaign for a Scottish Parliament; treasures his many written works on politics, literature and history and the two volumes of his autobiography A 20th Century Life; further notes his diplomatic service in Bonn, Warsaw, La Paz, Havana, Montreal, Vienna and Milan and recognises his significant diplomatic contribution in averting the Cuban Missile Crisis; and extends sincere sympathy to his family, his friends and all who mourn him as significant figure in 20th Century Scotland.

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