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Friends of TS Queen Mary

That the Parliament supports the work of Friends of TS Queen Mary, which aims to bring the last Clyde-built turbine steamer back to Scotland; notes that the charity is negotiating with the ship’s owner to purchase it and return it to the Clyde; understands that the charity would then aim to restore it in time for the 2014 Commonwealth Games; notes that the Queen Mary, which is also known as the Glasgow Boat, was built at the Denny shipyard in Dumbarton and is the last of its class in the world; understands that it is a direct descendent of the world's first turbine steamer, the TS King Edward, which was also Clyde-built; believes that the Friends of TS Queen Mary envisage the restoration of the ship as part of a phased project; recognises that the project has already received backing from Glasgow City Council and believes that it could become a centrepiece of the 2014 Games; understands that, if successful, the Friends of TS Queen Mary will use the space for events, conferences and community events; commends the work of the charity trustees, and wishes them well with the project.

Supported by: Kenneth Gibson, Patricia Ferguson, Annabelle Ewing, James Kelly, Hanzala Malik, Angus MacDonald, Duncan McNeil, Richard Lyle, Jim Eadie, Neil Findlay, Mike MacKenzie, Anne McTaggart, Joan McAlpine, Jackson Carlaw, Nigel Don, Gil Paterson, Sandra White, Clare Adamson, Jamie Hepburn

Current Status: Fallen on 26/11/2013