Motions and amendments are normally printed the day after they are lodged. If an amendment is lodged to a motion then the original motion will appear alongside the amendment, along with any support lodged that day, in this section.
Each Monday, this section also contains all motions and amendments lodged the previous week that are still live and any motions and amendments that have been lodged for debate in the coming week. A motion or amendment is live if it has not been debated, withdrawn or otherwise deleted from the list.
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New and altered motions and amendments
*S4M-12954 Neil Findlay: Fair Pay for National Museum Staff—That the Parliament understands that members of the Public and Commercial Services union (PCS) working at the National Museum of Scotland walked out on strike on the afternoon of 16 April 2015 and remained out for all of the next day; notes that this was in an attempt to get management to reverse its decision to remove weekend working allowances; understands that the PCS has attempted to engage in negotiations to end the dispute but has been frustrated by the failure of the management and the Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Europe and External Affairs to accept responsibility for helping to find a solution, and calls for fresh negotiations to ensure that the museum’s low-paid staff are fairly rewarded for their work.
Supported by: Drew Smith*, Cara Hilton*, Elaine Murray*, Hanzala Malik*, Patricia Ferguson*, Alex Rowley*, Mark Griffin*
*S4M-12953 Neil Findlay: Mesh Survivors’ Website Launched—That the Parliament congratulates the mesh survivors’ group on the launch of its website, which offers support, guidance and advice for women, and their families, who have been affected by the impact of transvaginal mesh implants; considers that this is the latest in a long line of welcome initiatives by mesh survivors in Scotland, and urges anyone affected by mesh products to visit scottishmeshsurvivors.com.
*S4M-12952 Neil Findlay: Journalist of the Year Award for Marion Scott of the Sunday Mail—That the Parliament congratulates the Sunday Mail journalist, Marion Scott, on winning the reporter and journalist of the year titles at the Scottish press awards; considers that Marion’s writing is consistently of the highest quality and that she breaks and presents stories in a very accessible and exciting format, and congratulates Marion in particular on what it sees as her groundbreaking campaigning work on behalf of the mesh survivors in Scotland.
Supported by: Elaine Murray*, Cara Hilton*, Kenneth Gibson*, Patricia Ferguson*
*S4M-12951 Stewart Stevenson on behalf of the Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee: Proposal for Members’ Interests Bill—That the Parliament agrees to the proposal for a Committee Bill, under Rule 9.15, contained in the Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee’s 2nd Report, 2015 (Session 4), Members’ Interests Bill (SP Paper 681).
Supported by: Margaret McDougall*
*S4M-12950# Alex Rowley: Thousands of Migrants Dying Attempting to Reach Europe Each Year—That the Parliament expresses its shock at the recent loss of life in the Mediterranean sea where almost 400 migrants attempting to reach the EU are believed to have died in a shipwreck off the coast of Libya; supports the comments of human rights groups across Europe that have condemned the scrapping of rescue operations in the Mediterranean, which it believes is endangering the lives of thousands of desperate migrants making perilous journeys across the sea; acknowledges the comments of the human rights group, Amnesty International, which stated that "European governments’ on-going negligence towards the humanitarian crisis in the Mediterranean has contributed to a more than 50-fold increase in migrant and refugee deaths since the beginning of 2015”; believes that the decision of the EU to stop funding Italy’s Mare Nostrum rescue mission last year in favour of the surveillance patrols currently being carried out by its border agency, Frontex, is a clear example of its dereliction of duty with regard to this matter; notes the evidence given to the European and External Relations Committee by Pasquale Terracciano, the Italian Ambassador to the United Kingdom, who stated “We are pressing to persuade the European Union that there is an external border that is of common interest and should be managed at a common level, we are pressing other partners to make it a European priority and all political pressure is welcome to create awareness of the scale of the phenomenon”, and believes that it is the duty of all EU nations to work together to tackle this humanitarian crisis, the scale of which it considers is causing widespread concern and disbelief in the Cowdenbeath constituency and in communities across Scotland.
Supported by: Drew Smith*, Elaine Murray*, John Mason*, Neil Findlay*, Bill Kidd*, Christina McKelvie*, Cara Hilton*, Patricia Ferguson*, Tavish Scott*
*S4M-12949 Bob Doris: Congratulations to Craig Walker of Summerston on Completing the Paris Marathon—That the Parliament congratulates Craig Walker, who lives in Summerston in the Glasgow Maryhill constituency, on what it considers his amazing feat in recently completing the Paris marathon following a hard training regime of over a year; notes that Craig raised money for the charity the Tartan Army Sunshine Appeal and that he has so far raised almost £2,800 of his £3,000 target; understands that the sunshine appeal is the longest established charity to have been funded by the Scotland international team’s fans and aims to make a donation to identified children’s charities in every country in which the side plays; believes that Craig ran the 26.2 miles round the streets of the French capital while he was wearing the Partick Thistle badge with pride and decked out in red and yellow, and congratulates him on completing the race in 5 hours 42 minutes and 54 seconds.
Supported by: Bill Kidd*, David Torrance*, Dennis Robertson*, Rob Gibson*, Joan McAlpine*, Stuart McMillan*
*S4M-12948 Linda Fabiani: East Kilbride is Gold Standard—That the Parliament congratulates East Kilbride Shopping Centre on having retained its prestigious Investors in People Gold standard award; understands that it was the first Scottish shopping centre and only the second in the UK to have been awarded the accolade and is one of only 100 organisations in Scotland to have achieved Gold status, and recognises what it sees as the hard work and dedication of staff that has ensured the retention of this award in 2015.
Supported by: Bill Kidd*, Margaret Mitchell*, David Torrance*, Margaret McCulloch*, Mike MacKenzie*, Richard Lyle*, Kenneth Gibson*, Joan McAlpine*, Dennis Robertson*, Rob Gibson*, Adam Ingram*, Stuart McMillan*
*S4M-12947 Linda Fabiani: Young Heroes, Young Scots, Ten Years of the Sunday Mail Young Scot Awards—That the Parliament congratulates the remarkable young people from across Scotland who are finalists in the Sunday Mail Young Scot Awards 2015; welcomes their achievements in improving the lives of people in their local communities; notes that this year’s 10th anniversary award ceremony, which will take place in Edinburgh’s Usher Hall on 30 April, may well be considered the biggest celebration of Scotland’s young people that Scotland has ever had; further notes the hard work, dedication and passion that are inherent in that celebration, and wishes all the finalists well.
Supported by: Bill Kidd*, David Torrance*, Jean Urquhart*, Dave Thompson*, Mike MacKenzie*, Richard Lyle*, Tavish Scott*, Christina McKelvie*, Jamie McGrigor*, Joan McAlpine*, Dennis Robertson*, Adam Ingram*, Stuart McMillan*, Rob Gibson*
*S4M-12946 Dennis Robertson: Supporting Scottish Sheep Farmers—That the Parliament commends the supermarkets, Lidl, Aldi and Morrisons, for supporting Scottish sheep farmers; recognises that a recent ScotchWatch report found that 100% of the lamb offered at these stores was clearly identified as Scottish; understands that many other retailers rely on imports during Easter, which is the height of the lambing season; considers that stocking Scotch lamb is a great benefit to Scottish sheep farmers and rural economies, and welcomes increased use of Scotch lamb by other supermarkets in the future.
Supported by: David Torrance*, Dave Thompson*, Kevin Stewart*, Liam McArthur*, Mike MacKenzie*, Richard Lyle*, Rob Gibson*, Bill Kidd*, Adam Ingram*, Kenneth Gibson*, Joan McAlpine*, Angus MacDonald*, Stuart McMillan*, Chic Brodie*, John Mason*
*S4M-12945 Patricia Ferguson: A Scottish BAFTA for The Wee ‘hings—That the Parliament congratulates Iain Henderson on winning the New Talent 2015 Scottish BAFTA award in the Entertainment category for the film, The Wee ‘hings, which he directed, filmed and edited; notes that Iain recently graduated with an HND from Glasgow Clyde College and that the film was also one of three winners in its category at the Creative Scotland Student Media Awards 2014, after which it was selected to be premiered at the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games; believes that it is a product of the wealth of cultural opportunities that the Games offered to young people and students, particularly through the college’s link with Creative Loop and SGCTV, the host broadcaster of the Games, via the Host Broadcaster Training Initiative; understands that the lyrics were written and performed by Iain and MOG, who is a rapper from Glasgow, with the music being recorded and produced by Stuart Jackson, and wishes Iain, everyone involved in the production of the film and all of the other winners and nominees at the 2015 Scottish BAFTAs the very best for the future.
Supported by: Dennis Robertson*, Claire Baker*, David Torrance*, Kevin Stewart*, Hanzala Malik*, Mike MacKenzie*, Richard Lyle*, Anne McTaggart*, Drew Smith*, Jackie Baillie*
*S4M-12944 Bruce Crawford: Congratulations to Fallin Community Enterprises—That the Parliament congratulates Fallin Community Enterprises on its £149,063 award from the Climate Challenge Fund for the Cycling Links Project; understands that the money will be used to work with schools, businesses and the wider community in Stirling, Falkirk and Clackmannanshire to help lead a shift away from car journeys to lower-carbon cycle travel, and notes that the project includes cycle training, bike maintenance classes, bike loans, community events and support for schools and employers.
*S4M-12943 Bruce Crawford: Congratulations to FES Ltd—That the Parliament congratulates FES Ltd, which is based in the Stirling parliamentary constituency, on being accredited as an Investor in Young People; understands that, for over 50 years, the company has been providing building service solutions to various different industries across Scotland; further understands that it has been actively recruiting young people, and considers that it recognises the benefits that young people bring to the business and the successful delivery of its service.
*S4M-12942 Bruce Crawford: Congratulations to the Robertson Group (Scotland) Ltd—That the Parliament congratulates the Stirling-based Robertson Group (Scotland) Ltd on being accredited as an Investor in Young People; understands that the group is committed to the recruitment and development of young people and has established its Young People Champion Network, which has developed regional ambassadors across the business, and a successful internship programme, and notes that, in 2014, it offered over 100 work experience placements.
*S4M-12941 Cara Hilton: Action Needed to Deliver on Gaza Reconstruction Promises—That the Parliament notes with concern the international report, Charting a New Course: Overcoming the stalemate in Gaza, which highlights that six months on from the conflict in Gaza, when donors pledged $3.5 billion toward Gaza’s recovery, many people are worse off and not one of the 19,000 destroyed homes has been rebuilt; understands that 100,000 men, women and children are still homeless and that many are living in makeshift camps or schools; supports the calls made by 46 agencies, including Medical Aid for Palestinians, Action Aid, Save the Children, Oxfam and Christian Aid, for an urgent change in the international communities’ approach to Gaza to allow the people there to rebuild their lives; believes that this must include an end to the blockade on Gaza, which has reduced Gaza to dependency on aid, with 80% of the population receiving international assistance and 63% of young people being unemployed; supports calls for an end to the ongoing violations of international law that undermine peace in the region and the immediate resumption of long-term ceasefire negotiations to end the cycle of violence and build a lasting peace in Gaza and security for both Israelis and Palestinians, and urges both the Scottish and UK governments to support international calls for action to deliver on Gaza reconstruction promises.
Supported by: Jean Urquhart*, David Torrance*, Hanzala Malik*, Richard Simpson*, Anne McTaggart*, Neil Findlay*, Elaine Murray*, Jackie Baillie*, Elaine Smith*, Patricia Ferguson*
*S4M-12940 John Mason: Plastic Bag Success—That the Parliament welcomes Keep Scotland Beautiful’s new report, which finds that the recently implemented plastic bag charge has seen plastic bag usage drop by as much as 90%; notes Keep Scotland Beautiful’s conclusion that the measure has been a resounding success; considers that this is an example of wise legislation having a hugely positive impact on public behaviour; congratulates the Scottish public on embracing what it considers this important environmental measure, and hopes that imaginative solutions can also be found for other litter-based problems.
Supported by: Claire Baker*, David Torrance*, Dennis Robertson*, Jean Urquhart*, Kevin Stewart*, Mike MacKenzie*, Richard Lyle*, Neil Findlay*, Christine Grahame*, Adam Ingram*, Bruce Crawford*, Chic Brodie*, Joan McAlpine*, Kenneth Gibson*, Michael Russell*, Hanzala Malik*, Bill Kidd*, Stuart McMillan*, Roderick Campbell*
*S4M-12939 John Mason: Pakistan, Yemen and Saudi Arabia—That the Parliament notes the Pakistani Parliament’s recently adopted draft resolution voicing opposition to the suggestion that Pakistan should become militarily involved in the conflict between Yemen and Saudi Arabia; welcomes Pakistan’s call for all factions to resolve their differences peacefully, and hopes that this tense situation in the Middle East can be resolved with minimal bloodshed.
Supported by: Jean Urquhart*, David Torrance*, Stuart McMillan*, Kevin Stewart*, Chic Brodie*, Hanzala Malik*
*S4M-12938♦ Neil Findlay: Expanding Coverage of the Living Wage—That the Parliament understands that 427,000 Scots earn less than the living wage, which is currently set at £7.85 per hour, including 18% of workers across the Lothian region; considers that low pay and job insecurity are major factors contributing to in-work poverty, and notes calls for the Scottish Government to provide guidance to public sector organisations advising them that they can ensure that the living wage is paid by giving due consideration to pay rates while assessing a company’s general approach to recruitment and staff engagement at the selection stage of any contract.
Supported by: Claire Baker*, Lewis Macdonald*, James Kelly*, Elaine Murray*, Elaine Smith*, Richard Simpson*, Anne McTaggart*, Graeme Pearson*, Jackie Baillie*, Patricia Ferguson*, David Stewart*, Patrick Harvie*, Cara Hilton*, Margaret McCulloch*, Sarah Boyack*, Iain Gray*, Hanzala Malik*
*S4M-12938.1 John Mason: Expanding Coverage of the Living Wage—As an amendment to motion S4M-12938 in the name of Neil Findlay (Expanding Coverage of the Living Wage), leave out from "and notes calls" to end and insert "considers that low pay and job insecurity are major factors contributing to in-work poverty and notes the view that the only way to ensure that everyone working in Scotland is paid at least the living wage is to introduce a statutory living wage, and believes that everyone should be earning at least enough to comfortably live on."
Supported by: Rob Gibson*, David Torrance*, Kevin Stewart*, Roderick Campbell*, Stuart McMillan*, Adam Ingram*
*S4M-12937 Stuart McMillan: Increase in Participation in Watersports—That the Parliament welcomes the recent report indicating that the number of people in Scotland who are participating in watersports has risen; notes that the report by the British Marine Federation highlights that more than 23,500 Scottish households own canoes and kayaks; further notes that nearly one in four adults in the UK took part in watersports in 2014, which was seven percentage points higher than in 2013; recognises the growing interest in water-based activities and acknowledges the economic benefits that this industry brings to Scotland, alongside the physical benefits of participating in sport, and believes that this report is part of a wider recognition of the growth in the recreational boating and marine tourism sector, as demonstrated by the recent launch of what it considers the ambitious marine tourism strategy for Scotland, Awakening the Giant.
Supported by: David Torrance*, Mike MacKenzie*, Richard Lyle*, Adam Ingram*, Kenneth Gibson*, Joan McAlpine*, Bill Kidd*, Kevin Stewart*, Rob Gibson*, Dennis Robertson*, Roderick Campbell*, Jamie McGrigor*, Chic Brodie*
*S4M-12936 Hanzala Malik: Glasgow Airport Double In Passenger Numbers—That the Parliament congratulates the owners of Glasgow Airport, AGS Airports Limited, and its management team on their 25th consecutive month of growth; understands that passenger growth at the airport has continued over the last month, with more than 606,000 people travelling through the airport in March 2015, representing an increase of 14% on the same period last year; understands that, in addition to being Scotland’s largest charter hub, Glasgow Airport serves more Scottish destinations than any other airport and is a key component of Scotland’s transport infrastructure; believes that the airport supports over 7,300 jobs across Scotland and makes the largest contribution of any airport to Scotland’s economy, generating hundreds of millions of pounds, and considers that a rail-link between Glasgow and Glasgow Airport would potentially help sustain this improvement in passenger numbers.
Supported by: David Torrance*, Drew Smith*, Richard Simpson*, Anne McTaggart*, Mike MacKenzie*, Jackie Baillie*
*S4M-12935 George Adam: Glasgow Airport’s 25th Month of Consecutive Growth—That the Parliament congratulates Glasgow Airport on its 25th month of consecutive growth, with international traffic up 22.3% and domestic traffic growing by 8.2%; notes that the growth equates to 606,000 people travelling through the airport during the month of March 2015, representing an increase of 14% on the same period last year; welcomes news from Wizz Air that the airline will begin serving the Hungarian capital of Budapest and the Polish city of Lublin later this summer and recognises that Virgin Atlantic restarted its direct flight to Florida on board what it considers the iconic 747 during March, and praises Glasgow Airport for its continued success and contribution to the local and national economy.
Supported by: David Torrance*, Mike MacKenzie*, Richard Lyle*, Jackie Baillie*, Adam Ingram*, Neil Bibby*, Joan McAlpine*, Bruce Crawford*, Chic Brodie*, Bill Kidd*, Kevin Stewart*, John Mason*, Stuart McMillan*, Dennis Robertson*
*S4M-12934# Hanzala Malik: Growing Islamophobia in Scotland and Graffiti on the New Central Gurdwara Glasgow—That the Parliament is concerned at the reported growing Islamophobia in Scotland and notes calls for cross-party action to ensure community cohesion, with funding made available to enable a range of outreach events that will help communities live together; understands that Sikhs are often victimised by extremists who believe that they are Muslims, which causes a divide between Muslims and other ethnic minorities, and notes calls for all faiths to come together with a view to cleaning the racist graffiti from what it considers the gorgeous new Central Gurdwara Glasgow and all other religious buildings in Scotland.
Supported by: Claire Baker*, David Torrance*, Ken Macintosh*, John Mason*, Patricia Ferguson*, Lewis Macdonald*, Dennis Robertson*, Jean Urquhart*, Drew Smith*, Richard Simpson*, Richard Lyle*, Jackie Baillie*, Kevin Stewart*, Willie Rennie*, Anne McTaggart*, Mark McDonald*, Bill Kidd*, Stuart McMillan*, Gordon MacDonald*, Neil Findlay*, Cara Hilton*, John Finnie*
*S4M-12933 Jim Hume: Supporting Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services—That the Parliament notes the research suggesting that 20% of children and young people have a mental health problem in any given year and about 10% at any one time; considers that, without proper support and treatment, the impact on these people can be devastating, affecting education, home life and relationships; further considers that Scotland’s health professionals do fantastic work to help people who have mental ill-health, but believes that a lack of resources in the face of dramatically increasing demand means that medical staff are often asked to work under very strenuous circumstances; understands that half of Scotland’s NHS boards are failing to meet targets put in place by the Scottish Government in December 2014 for children and young people to access mental health services on time; considers that there is a lack of inpatient beds, with 42 in all of Scotland, meaning that increasing numbers of people are being treated in unsuitable wards, which means that many are not getting the support that they require, and congratulates the campaign by the Scottish Children’s Services Coalition to urge the Scottish Government to use the £25 million in additional health funding coming to Scotland over the next five years from the UK Budget as a result of increased spending on mental health services for mental health services for children and young people.
Supported by: Liam McArthur*, Anne McTaggart*, Cara Hilton*, Hanzala Malik*
*S4M-12932 Drew Smith: International Workers’ Memorial Day 2015—That the Parliament welcomes International Workers’ Memorial Day (IWMD) on 28 April 2015, an annual day of global action to defend and promote health and safety rights and to “Remember the dead; Fight for the living"; recognises that the purpose of IWMD is to remember people who have been killed or injured at work and to continue to fight to ensure that such workplace tragedies are not repeated; notes that this year’s theme is "removing exposure to hazardous substances in the workplace"; understands that hazardous substances are found in almost every workplace in the UK and many workers have no protection against the possible effects, despite the fact that tens of thousands of workers have their health destroyed by asthma, dermatitis, lung disorders and cancers because of exposures; further understands that, in the UK, over 20,000 people die prematurely every year as a result of injuries or accidents caused by their work and that worldwide the figure is two million people, more than are killed in wars; notes what it considers the important role of trade unions, with research suggesting that, without union involvement, workplace injury and illness increase significantly; encourages people to mark IWMD in some way, either through attending or organising an event, wearing the purple ribbon, which is the symbol of IWMD, or by holding a minute’s silence to remember the people who have lost their lives at work, and highlights that this will be the first year that IWMD will be commemorated at the new Glasgow memorial to workplace accidents, unveiled at the end of last year and situated at Glasgow Green.
Supported by: Claire Baker*, David Torrance*, Michael McMahon*, John Mason*, Lewis Macdonald*, Stuart McMillan*, Elaine Smith*, Ken Macintosh*, Richard Lyle*, Kenneth Gibson*, Malcolm Chisholm*, Bill Kidd*, Kevin Stewart*, Anne McTaggart*, Mike MacKenzie*, Jayne Baxter*, Richard Simpson*, Cara Hilton*, Margaret McCulloch*, Neil Findlay*, Patricia Ferguson*, Hanzala Malik*, Jackie Baillie*
*S4M-12931 David Torrance: Congratulations to The Voice Winner, Stevie McCrorie—That the Parliament congratulates Stevie McCrorie, a firefighter from Kirkcaldy, on winning The Voice UK 2015; understands that over 40,000 people applied to be on the show and that Stevie successfully made it through the blind auditions, the battles and the knockouts to reach the live shows, in which he beat the competition from the opera singer, Lucy O’Byrne, in the final stage to win the public vote; recognises his dedication to following his dream and what it considers his amazing talent, and wishes him the best of luck with his debut single, Lost Stars, and every success for the future.
Supported by: Claire Baker*, Richard Lyle*, Kenneth Gibson*, Bill Kidd*, Kevin Stewart*, Mike MacKenzie*, Cara Hilton*, Dennis Robertson*, Rob Gibson*, Joan McAlpine*, Patricia Ferguson*, Jackie Baillie*, Adam Ingram*, Stuart McMillan*, Hanzala Malik*
S4M-12869 Christina McKelvie on behalf of the European and External Relations Committee: Report on EU Engagement and Scrutiny of the Committees of the Scottish Parliament on European Union Policies 2015-16—That the Parliament notes the European and External Relations Committee’s 1st Report, 2015 (Session 4): EU engagement and scrutiny of the Committees of the Scottish Parliament on European Union policies 2015-16 (SP Paper 690).
Supported by: Hanzala Malik
S4M-12801# Joan McAlpine: DG Food and Drink—That the Parliament understands the importance of food and drink to the Scottish economy; believes that the Year of Food and Drink 2015 is a chance to spotlight, celebrate and promote Scotland’s natural produce; considers that food and drink are an important part of Scottish cultural identity and heritage and are key strengths in promoting Scotland as a holiday destination; recognises as an example of best practice the collaborative activities between food businesses, organisations and the public sector across Dumfries and Galloway to raise awareness of the economic importance of food and drink production in the region; congratulates DG Food and Drink and Dumfries and Galloway Council on developing and launching Scotland’s Artisan Food Trail, a new tourism trail to encourage food tourism during the Year of Food and Drink and beyond; congratulates the food and drink industry in Dumfries and Galloway for embracing the opportunities presented by the Year of Food and Drink, and looks forward to seeing Dumfries and Galloway increasingly recognised across Scotland and beyond as a food tourism destination.
S4M-12630# Sandra White: Recognition of the Palestinian State—That the Parliament believes that the recognition of the state of Palestine alongside the state of Israel based on 1967 borders could be a stimulus to securing a negotiated two-state solution in the Middle East and notes the opinion of many Israelis and Palestinians living in Glasgow, the rest of Scotland and beyond that resolution through peaceful means is the only option.
S4M-12488 John Swinney: Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Bill: Financial Resolution—That the Parliament, for the purposes of any Act of the Scottish Parliament resulting from the Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Bill, agrees to—
(a) any expenditure of a kind referred to in Rule 9.12.3(b) of the Parliament’s Standing Orders arising in consequence of the Act, and
(b) any charge or payment in relation to which Rule 9.12.4 of the Standing Orders applies arising in consequence of the Act.
S4M-12902# Rhoda Grant: UK National Stalking Awareness Day—That the Parliament recognises National Stalking Awareness Day, which falls on 18 April 2015; notes that the focus for this year’s activities keeps the spotlight on raising awareness of the dangers of stalking among young people; understands that the 2010 NUS report, Hidden Marks, highlighted that 60% of college students experienced stalking; further understands that research shows that stalking among young people is being overlooked in favour of bullying; welcomes this focus for the 2015 National Stalking Awareness Day and believes that it will both help raise awareness of stalking and have it recognised as much as a young person’s problem as it is an adult’s, and believes that bullying in its severest form is stalking.
Motions and amendments which have attracted additional support
S4M-12930 Linktown Community Action Centre Awarded £58,310 from the Climate Challenge Fund (lodged on 10 April 2015) Claire Baker*, Kevin Stewart*, Mike MacKenzie*, Richard Lyle*, Rob Gibson*
S4M-12929 Climate Challenge Fund Awards the St Bryce Kirk Centre £57,740 (lodged on 10 April 2015) Claire Baker*, Kevin Stewart*, Mike MacKenzie*, Richard Lyle*, Rob Gibson*
S4M-12928 Greener Kirkcaldy Awarded £75,337 from the Climate Challenge Fund (lodged on 10 April 2015) Claire Baker*, Kevin Stewart*, Mike MacKenzie*, Richard Lyle*, Rob Gibson*
S4M-12925 New Record for Scottish Car Sales (lodged on 10 April 2015) David Torrance*
S4M-12924 Congratulations to Lesley MacDonald (lodged on 09 April 2015) Claire Baker*, Dennis Robertson*, Chic Brodie*, Adam Ingram*
S4M-12923 Congratulations to Mike Keane (lodged on 09 April 2015) Claire Baker*, Kevin Stewart*, Adam Ingram*
S4M-12922 Congratulations to Adam Scott (lodged on 09 April 2015) Claire Baker*, Dennis Robertson*, Chic Brodie*, Adam Ingram*
S4M-12921 Congratulations to Liz Anderson (lodged on 09 April 2015) Claire Baker*, Dennis Robertson*, Kevin Stewart*, Adam Ingram*
S4M-12920 Steam Train Ban (lodged on 09 April 2015) David Torrance*, Adam Ingram*
S4M-12919 Celebrating the Life of Hilda Meers, 1924-2015 (lodged on 09 April 2015) David Torrance*, Adam Ingram*
S4M-12918 The Living Wage in Argyll (lodged on 09 April 2015) David Torrance*, Dennis Robertson*, Adam Ingram*
S4M-12917 Corbie Inn Wins Heart of the Community Award (lodged on 08 April 2015) David Torrance*, Chic Brodie*, Adam Ingram*
S4M-12916 30th Anniversary of the Scottish Cot Death Trust (lodged on 08 April 2015) Chic Brodie*, Adam Ingram*
S4M-12915 Denis Law Streetsport Initiative Enters 10th Year (lodged on 08 April 2015) Adam Ingram*
S4M-12913 Garrisa University College, Kenya (lodged on 07 April 2015) Claire Baker*, Ken Macintosh*, Richard Simpson*, Adam Ingram*
S4M-12912 Renee Joss Receives Green Butterfly Award (lodged on 07 April 2015) Adam Ingram*
S4M-12910 Global Day of Action on Military Spending 2015 (lodged on 07 April 2015) Adam Ingram*
S4M-12909 Benefits for Survivors of Police Officers Killed on Duty (lodged on 07 April 2015) Murdo Fraser*
S4M-12908 smART CRAFT Exhibition (lodged on 07 April 2015) Adam Ingram*
S4M-12907 Ruby Winter and Alex Denholm Receive Pushkin Prize (lodged on 02 April 2015) Claire Baker*
S4M-12906 Possilpark Health and Care Centre Officially Opened (lodged on 02 April 2015) Sarah Boyack*
S4M-12905 Royston Youth Action Phoenix Awards 2015 (lodged on 02 April 2015) Dennis Robertson*, Sarah Boyack*
S4M-12903 Congratulations to Craig Donaldson and Michelle Wallace (lodged on 02 April 2015) Claire Baker*
S4M-12902 UK National Stalking Awareness Day (lodged on 02 April 2015) Margaret McCulloch*, Malcolm Chisholm*, Sarah Boyack*
S4M-12901 Premier Smeaton Stores in Kirkcaldy Receives Community Champion Award (lodged on 02 April 2015) Claire Baker*
S4M-12892 Retirement of Robert Lauder (lodged on 01 April 2015) Dennis Robertson*
S4M-12887 St Charles’ Primary School Pupils Become Citizen Scientists (lodged on 01 April 2015) Sarah Boyack*
S4M-12881 Loch Lomond News, Scottish Grocer Awards (lodged on 31 March 2015) Dennis Robertson*, Sarah Boyack*
S4M-12880 New Home for Dumbarton Credit Union (lodged on 31 March 2015) Sarah Boyack*
S4M-12879 John Corcoran, Dunbartonshire Chamber of Commerce (lodged on 31 March 2015) Sarah Boyack*
S4M-12872 St Mary’s Primary School, Citizen Scientists (lodged on 31 March 2015) Sarah Boyack*
S4M-12871 Neptune Steps (lodged on 31 March 2015) Sarah Boyack*
S4M-12868 Celebrate the 2015 UN International Year of Soils (lodged on 31 March 2015) Sarah Boyack*
S4M-12866 LINKES Receives Funding from the People and Communities Fund (lodged on 31 March 2015) Dennis Robertson*
S4M-12855 The National Theatre of Scotland’s Creative Factory (lodged on 30 March 2015) Dennis Robertson*
S4M-12843 Last Face-off for Paisley Pirates’ Captain, John Churchill (lodged on 27 March 2015) Neil Bibby*
S4M-12833 Congratulations to Aqeel Ahmed and Thomas McEachan, MSYPs for Glasgow Pollok (lodged on 26 March 2015) Neil Bibby*
S4M-12807 Purple Day Highlights Working Together to Increase Epilepsy Awareness (lodged on 25 March 2015) Neil Bibby*
S4M-12781 The West of Scotland is the Most Desirable Place to Live (lodged on 24 March 2015) Neil Bibby*
S4M-12777 Helensburgh is Scotland’s Best Seaside Town (lodged on 24 March 2015) Neil Bibby*
S4M-12571 Volunteering and Self-management (lodged on 06 March 2015) Alison Johnstone*
S4M-12448 Carnegie UK Trust Publishes Digital Exclusion Findings (lodged on 26 February 2015) Claire Baker*
S4M-12265 Restricted Access to Asylum in Scotland (lodged on 10 February 2015) Christine Grahame*
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