Petitioner: Alison C Tait on behalf of The Robert Burns World Federation Ltd
21 February 2014
Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to rename Glasgow Prestwick International Airport to 'Robert Burns International Airport'.
1 April 2014: The Committee took evidence from Alison C Tait, Chief Executive, Jane Brown, President, and Jim Thomson, Senior Vice President, Robert Burns World Federation Ltd. The Committee agreed to defer consideration of the petition to await any relevant recommendations that may be made to the holding company board and ministers by the recently appointed adviser. Link to Official Report 1 April 2014 (448KB pdf)
Below: Alison C Tait, Jane Brown and Jim Thomson at the meeting of 1 April 2014
5 August 2014: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government. Link to Official Report 5 August 2014 (399KB pdf)
11 November 2014: The Committee agreed to close the petition, under Rule 15.7, as the Scottish Government has advised that it does not intend to change the airport’s name. Link to Official Report 11 November 2014
The official petition to rename Glasgow Prestwick International Airport has now been launched by The Robert Burns World Federation. Please support this campaign by signing the petition and circulating this as widely as possible. Many thanks for your support. Let's make this happen!