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Scots language added to Spotify

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1592: tabled on 08 March 2021

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 30 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House welcomes Spotify’s lang-owerdue deceesion tae add Scots as yin o its kent leids (welcomes Spotify’s long-overdue decision to add Scots as one of its recognised languages); congratulates singer Iona Fyfe for leading the public campaign for that music giant to make that change; recognises that Scots is one of Scotland’s three traditional national languages alongside English and Gaelic, with more than 1.5 million speakers and official recognition under the European Charter for Minority Languages; asserts that recognising a language’s existence on large platforms such as Spotify is the first step towards acceptance and empowerment of its speakers; and thanks all those working to lift up the Scots language as well as welcoming Government efforts to promote and protect that language.

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.

Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 March 2021
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Thomson, Richard
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 March 2021
Gordon
Doogan, Dave
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 March 2021
Angus
MacAskill, Kenny
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 March 2021
East Lothian
McLaughlin, Anne
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 March 2021
Glasgow North East
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 March 2021
Glasgow Central
Chapman, Douglas
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 March 2021
Dunfermline and West Fife
Callaghan, Amy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 March 2021
East Dunbartonshire
Blackford, Ian
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 March 2021
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Nicolson, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 March 2021
Ochil and South Perthshire
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 March 2021
Edinburgh South West
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 March 2021
Edinburgh North and Leith
Oswald, Kirsten
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 March 2021
East Renfrewshire
Docherty-Hughes, Martin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 March 2021
West Dunbartonshire
Gibson, Patricia
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 March 2021
North Ayrshire and Arran
Whitford, Dr Philippa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 March 2021
Central Ayrshire
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 March 2021
Dundee West
Flynn, Stephen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 March 2021
Aberdeen South
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 12 March 2021
Arfon
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 12 March 2021
Ceredigion
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 March 2021
Glasgow North West
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 15 March 2021
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Grant, Peter
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 March 2021
Glenrothes
Hanvey, Neale
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 March 2021
Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.