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School of Scottish Studies Campaign/Iomairt Sgoil Eòlais na h-Alba

That the Parliament welcomes the campaign to safeguard the School of Scottish Studies at the University of Edinburgh; understands that there are serious student concerns that the university’s relocation plans will separate the school from its library and archives and thereby threaten the integrated and holistic nature of the department; is concerned that, under the current proposals, the school will lose its dedicated librarian and only a small percentage of its library books will be readily available at an unstaffed resource centre; welcomes the university’s commitment to fundraise for improvements to the school’s archive but understands that only 18% of its material has been digitised to date; further understands that the Chair of Celtic Studies at the university has remained unfilled since 2009; considers that the school can play an important role in promoting Gaelic in the university; congratulates the Scottish studies students who are fighting to safeguard their education, and understands that they plan to hold regular street céilidhs on the university campus to promote the campaign.

Supported by: Dennis Robertson, Rob Gibson, David Stewart, Mike MacKenzie, Bill Kidd, Joan McAlpine, Kevin Stewart, Chic Brodie, Jean Urquhart, Gil Paterson, Jamie Hepburn, Maureen Watt, Nigel Don, Dave Thompson, Sarah Boyack, Margo MacDonald


Current Status: Fallen on 08/05/2013