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900th anniversary of founding of City of Edinburgh

EDM (Early Day Motion) 698: tabled on 29 April 2024

Tabled in the 2023-24 session.

This motion has been signed by 5 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House celebrates the 900th anniversary of the founding of the City of Edinburgh and St Giles’ Cathedral; notes the founding of the Cathedral in 1124 by King David I; recognises the cultural, historical and political significance of the role of the City in the last 900 years; further celebrates its diverse and rich culture, which brings over four million tourists a year generating hundreds of millions of pounds to the local economy, highlighted by festivals such as the world famous Fringe Festival and Hogmanay celebrations; further recognises its status as a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1995 with its distinguished architecture and natural beauty displayed by landmarks such as Arthur’s Seat; and looks forward to the celebrations, reflecting over the last 900 years and exploring the future of the City.