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Walking Football Award Winners

That the Parliament congratulates Walking Football Scotland (WFS) on winning the Jess Barrow Award for Campaigning and Influencing at the 2018 Age Scotland National Conference and Awards Ceremony that was held in Glasgow; notes that the award is in recognition of work carried out by WFS, whose aims are to improve, maintain and promote the physical, mental and social wellbeing of older people through walking football; considers that WFS has excelled in promoting the benefits of physical exercise for people with limited mobility and rolled out its project to 1,600 people across Scotland, engaging with 27 local authorities in the process; commends the WFS staff, volunteers and participants, and wishes them continued success.

Supported by: David Torrance, Joan McAlpine, Mark McDonald, Ash Denham, Ruth Maguire, Michelle Ballantyne, Clare Haughey, Colin Beattie, James Dornan, Richard Lyle, Stewart Stevenson, Neil Findlay

Merchant Chippie Listed in Top 50 Chip Shops

That the Parliament congratulates the Merchant Chippie, which is based in the Merchant City area of Glasgow, on being named in the list of the 50 best fish and chip takeaways in the UK for the second year in a row by Fry Magazine, which gave the chip shop an outstanding score of 97%; notes that the competition is now in its sixth year and that the Merchant Chippie was the only chip shop based in Glasgow on the list, and commends the owners and staff on their hard work and exceptional standards.

Supported by: Joan McAlpine, Bill Kidd, Ruth Maguire, Clare Haughey, Ash Denham, Colin Beattie, David Torrance, Annie Wells, Rona Mackay, Richard Lyle, Stewart Stevenson, Graeme Dey, Stuart McMillan, Jenny Gilruth, Gillian Martin

Glasgow Taxis Cup 2018

That the Parliament congratulates the University of Glasgow on its eighth consecutive win over University of Strathclyde and Glasgow Caledonian University during the Glasgow Taxis Cup, which was held on 14 March 2018; understands that the cup, which is now in its 15th year, is Scotland’s biggest student one-day multi-sport inter-varsity event featuring 16 different sports, including athletics, badminton, basketball, cross country, equestrian, fencing, football, golf, hockey, netball, rugby, snowsports, swimming, tennis, trampolining and volleyball; commends all those who participated as well as the support from Glasgow Taxis and its partners, and wishes the event continued success.

Supported by: Fulton MacGregor, Ash Denham, Ruth Maguire, Bill Kidd, Richard Lyle, Clare Haughey, Joan McAlpine, Graeme Dey, Bob Doris, David Torrance, Ivan McKee, Jackson Carlaw, Jenny Gilruth, Clare Adamson, Gillian Martin

SQA’s New HND in Counselling

That the Parliament recognises the partnership between the SQA and the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), which has developed an HND in counselling; notes that this partnership aims to improve access to counselling training and that the course, which is being piloted with 19 students at Glasgow Clyde College, has been recognised as a BACP-approved qualification, the first to be given this status; believes that it will give people interested in becoming counsellors a clear route into the profession as well as inclusion on the BACP’s respected Register of Counselling Professionals, and welcomes what it sees as this exciting and innovative development, which will help to improve access to mental health care and the wellbeing of people across Scotland.

Supported by: Ruth Maguire, Bill Kidd, Richard Lyle, Richard Lochhead, Gordon MacDonald, Alex Neil, Graeme Dey, Joan McAlpine, Clare Haughey, David Torrance, Stuart McMillan, Stewart Stevenson, Fulton MacGregor, Tom Arthur, Gillian Martin, Clare Adamson

GCU Reaches New Heights in Degree Completion and Widening Access

That the Parliament recognises that Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) has achieved its highest ever figure for degree completion, at 80.9%; commends the university on being one of only two universities currently meeting the Scottish Government’s widening access target, with more than 20% of first-time Scottish students coming from the 20% most disadvantaged backgrounds; understands that the drop-out rate has fallen from 10.1% to 8.6%, below the sector average of 9.7%, and commends GCU for being a sector leader in widening access to higher education with initiatives such as the Caledonian Club, which works with children as young as three, through primary and secondary schools in Glasgow.

Supported by: Angus MacDonald, Bill Kidd, Iain Gray, David Torrance, Clare Haughey, Richard Lyle, Ruth Maguire, Ash Denham, Joan McAlpine, Graeme Dey, Kenneth Gibson, Gillian Martin, Stewart Stevenson, Stuart McMillan, Clare Adamson

Into the Woods Collective

That the Parliament congratulates Into the Woods Young Collective, a group of 18- to 21-year-olds living in Glasgow, on their successful application to the Future Route Fund, which is organised and administered collaboratively by Scottish Natural Heritage, Young Scot and ReRoute during the Year of Young People; understands that the project will create a sensory garden at the Children’s Wood in North Kelvin Meadow, offering art and music workshops to help young people connect with their natural surroundings; commends all the young people involved, and wishes them every success.

Supported by: James Dornan, Clare Adamson, Richard Lyle, Emma Harper, Kenneth Gibson, Joan McAlpine, Fulton MacGregor, Bob Doris, Clare Haughey, Stewart Stevenson, Stuart McMillan, Ash Denham, Ruth Maguire, Graeme Dey, David Torrance, Bill Kidd, Jenny Gilruth, Tom Arthur, Gillian Martin, Ivan McKee, Mark McDonald

Major Award from Beijing for the Glasgow Chinese School

That the Parliament congratulates the Glasgow Chinese School on being awarded the Role Model Chinese School of the UK; notes that the school was elected to this prestigious role by the Chinese Government, and was one of only 15 institutions internationally to receive such an accolade; understands that it not only teaches the Chinese language but also cultural activities to both Chinese and non-Chinese children; notes that the school was founded in Glasgow Kelvin in 1972 and has been continuously serving the community for the last 45 years, and that its current headmaster is Mr Sam Chau; applauds the range and scope of the curriculum on offer, understands that, with 58 classes, 1,200 students and 155 staff, it is the largest Chinese community school in the UK, and wishes its staff and pupils continued success.

Supported by: Richard Lyle, Kenneth Gibson, Clare Haughey, Rona Mackay, Joan McAlpine, Stewart Stevenson, Stuart McMillan, Ash Denham, Ruth Maguire, David Torrance, Bill Kidd, Fulton MacGregor, Jenny Gilruth, Tom Arthur, Gillian Martin, Colin Beattie, Ivan McKee, Jackie Baillie, Clare Adamson

Celebrating the Scottish SPCA

That the Parliament commends the Scottish SPCA on its work rescuing and rehabilitating animals across the country for over 175 years; understands that demand for its services is very high, with over 7,000 incidents attended in Glasgow in 2017 and almost 90,000 elsewhere; notes what it sees as the charity's very successful campaign, #SayNoToPuppyDealers, which highlights the illegal puppy trade; acknowledges its work in helping to educate and inform the public about animal welfare issues, championing positive change and continuing to rescue abused, abandoned and injured animals, and thanks its staff, volunteers, members and supporters on their Scotland-wide commitment and dedication to animal welfare.

Supported by: Jeremy Balfour, Emma Harper, Bruce Crawford, Michelle Ballantyne, James Dornan, Margaret Mitchell, Christine Grahame, Stewart Stevenson, Mark Ruskell, Joan McAlpine, Ruth Maguire, Stuart McMillan, Neil Findlay, Graeme Dey, Alex Rowley, Clare Haughey, Gordon MacDonald, Colin Beattie, Ivan McKee, Monica Lennon, Richard Lyle, Rona Mackay, Kenneth Gibson, Richard Lochhead, Finlay Carson, David Torrance, Bill Kidd, Andy Wightman, John Mason, Fulton MacGregor, Alison Harris, Alison Johnstone, Ben Macpherson, Tom Arthur, Jenny Gilruth, Gillian Martin, Clare Adamson

Marie Curie Garden of Light

That the Parliament congratulates Marie Curie on its Garden of Light, which will be on display in Buchanan Street in Glasgow from 1 to 3 March 2018; understands that the installation of 700 artificial daffodils represents the number of people that Marie Curie will be caring for in Scotland that month; acknowledges that it will also feature  a memory wall for people to write messages to loved ones; notes that dedicated volunteer collectors will be based around the garden and the city centre over the three days for people to support the charity's annual Great Daffodil Appeal, which takes place every March; understands that it will illuminate at night to demonstrate the light that Marie Curie nurses bring to people across Scotland, even in the darkest hours, and acknowledges that it will be open for the public to enjoy for free.

Supported by: James Dornan, Joan McAlpine, Ruth Maguire, Richard Lyle, Dean Lockhart, Stuart McMillan, Stewart Stevenson, Kenneth Gibson, Fulton MacGregor, Bill Kidd, Christine Grahame, Ash Denham, Graeme Dey, Jenny Gilruth, Bob Doris, Annie Wells, Gillian Martin, Ivan McKee, James Kelly, Johann Lamont, Tom Arthur, Clare Adamson, David Torrance

Citz Redevelopment Awarded Further Million

That the Parliament welcomes the additional grant funding of £1 million awarded by Glasgow City Council for the £19.4 million Citizens Theatre redevelopment project, which brings the total funding support for the project from the council to £5 million; believes that there is still an outstanding amount of £1.6 million to fully fund the renovations and notes that the We Are Citizens campaign is spearheading the drive to raise the final amount; considers that the Citizens Theatre, or the "Citz", is world-renowned and has brought many outstanding productions to the stage since its formation in 1943, and notes that the redevelopment will be the first comprehensive renovation in the building's 140-year history; understands that work is due to begin on site later in 2018, with completion expected by early December 2020, and wishes the renovation work every success, and looks forward to this incredible and inspiring creative hub opening its doors once again.

Supported by: Richard Lyle, Stewart Stevenson, James Dornan, David Torrance, Fulton MacGregor, Bob Doris, Joan McAlpine, Ruth Maguire, Ash Denham, Stuart McMillan, Kenneth Gibson, Bill Kidd, Jenny Gilruth, Gillian Martin, Ivan McKee