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Pride of Scotland Lifetime Achievement Award awarded to Professor Sir Geoff Palmer

EDM (Early Day Motion) 299: tabled on 08 July 2021

Tabled in the 2021-22 session.

This motion has been signed by 25 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House expresses its profound congratulations to Professor Sir Geoff Palmer on being awarded a Pride of Scotland Lifetime Achievement Award; notes that Professor Sir Geoff Palmer has made significant contributions to fields as diverse as brewing and human rights activism; recognises that he discovered the barley abrasion process, which was subsequently adopted by the UK’s biggest breweries; notes that in 1998, he became the fourth person to be honoured with the American Society of Brewing Chemists Award of Distinction; further notes that he became Scotland’s first black professor in 1988 and is now serving as emeritus professor in the School of Life Sciences at Heriot-Watt University as well as the University’s chancellor; understands that he lived in Jamaica until shortly before his fifteenth birthday before moving to England to join his mother, who had moved here as a member of the Windrush generation; commends his role over the past year as a powerful voice in the movement for change prompted by Black Lives Matter, including leading the successful campaign for a reinterpretation of the Melville Monument in Edinburgh honouring Henry Dundas.

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.

Oswald, Kirsten
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 July 2021
East Renfrewshire
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 July 2021
Edinburgh North and Leith
Chapman, Douglas
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 July 2021
Dunfermline and West Fife
Nicolson, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 July 2021
Ochil and South Perthshire
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 July 2021
Glasgow North West
Dorans, Allan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 July 2021
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 July 2021
Glasgow Central
Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 July 2021
Livingston
McLaughlin, Anne
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 July 2021
Glasgow North East
Thomson, Richard
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 July 2021
Gordon
Edwards, Jonathan
Independent
Signed on 12 July 2021
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Qaisar-Javed, Anum
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 July 2021
Airdrie and Shotts
Doogan, Dave
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 July 2021
Angus
O'Hara, Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 July 2021
Argyll and Bute
Jardine, Christine
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 July 2021
Edinburgh West
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 15 July 2021
Strangford
Hanvey, Neale
Alba Party
Signed on 15 July 2021
Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 July 2021
Dundee West
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 July 2021
Glasgow South

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.