That the Parliament welcomes the beginning of the annual St Patrick’s Day festival in Glasgow on 3 March 2015, which will last for the next two weeks; notes that it will include a wide range of events including music, dance, film and theatre that are both free and ticketed and will span dozens of venues around the city, culminating on 14 March with a family day in Merchant Square; understands that this festival, which is now in its fourth year, is set to be the biggest to date and will attract visitors from around the world; believes that it will provide a boost for Glasgow’s economy and tourism industry, and encourages everyone to go out to experience and support what it considers such a special cultural event.
Motion S4M-12527: Anne McTaggart, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 03/03/2015
Motion S4M-12518: Anne McTaggart, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 03/03/2015
That the Parliament is proud to note that Glasgow is to host the World Irish Dancing Championships in 2018; acknowledges that Glasgow was the first city outside of Ireland to host this competition in 2002 and that this will mark the fifth time that Glasgow has been chosen as the host city, beating other cities such as Dublin, Belfast and Killarney; recognises that competitors will be coming to Glasgow from all around the world including South Africa, Japan, Brazil, the USA and many others; believes that the event will contribute over £14 million to the city’s economy, providing a significant boost to tourism; congratulates Glasgow on securing what it considers this coveted spot as the host city, and wishes every success to all those competing in the championships.
Motion S4M-12508: Anne McTaggart, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 03/03/2015
That the Parliament notes that 8 March 2015 is International Women’s Day; believes that this represents an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of women, while calling for greater equality; recognises that the 2015 theme, Make It Happen, encourages effective action for advancing and recognising women; further notes that the first International Women’s Day was held in 1911; understands that there is a variety of events scheduled around 8 March in Glasgow to recognise and celebrate the occasion, including a march from Glasgow Women’s Library to Glasgow Green to celebrate the achievements of Scottish women from the past and present; encourages as many people as possible to participate in these events, and congratulates the citizens of Glasgow on actively promoting and participating in these celebrations.
Question S4W-24726: Anne McTaggart, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 03/03/2015
To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to showcase Scotland at the Expo Milano 2015 event.