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DH Robertson Butchers of Arbroath

That the Parliament congratulates DH Robertson Butchers of Arbroath on its recent success at the Scottish Craft Butcher Awards 2017; notes that the Angus South constituency butchers won a gold award for its speciality beef bourguignon pie, as well as picking up two silver awards for its traditional steak pie and speciality beef and black bean chilli pie, and applauds the success of local businesses such as DH Robertson Butchers as they continue to support Scotland’s thriving food and drink industry.

Supported by: Jenny Gilruth, David Torrance, Ash Denham, Angus MacDonald, Ruth Maguire, Richard Lyle, Colin Beattie, Clare Haughey, Gail Ross, Stewart Stevenson, Bill Kidd, Clare Adamson


Arbroath Relay for Life, Cancer Research UK

That the Parliament congratulates the Cancer Research UK Arbroath Relay for Life group on bringing its 2017 fundraising total to almost £60,000 following its recent hugely successful event; commends the amazing work of the Arbroath group, which has raised around £900,000 for the charity over the last 11 years; understands that further money is set to be raised in the coming months, which will take the group closer to reaching the £1 million fundraising goal set by its chair, Ian Angus, and wishes Arbroath Relay for Life the best of luck in achieving this remarkable milestone.

Supported by: Clare Haughey, Bill Kidd, Mairi Gougeon, Kenneth Gibson, Sandra White, Stuart McMillan, Ash Denham, Colin Beattie, Jenny Gilruth, David Torrance, Angus MacDonald, Ruth Maguire, Stewart Stevenson, Richard Lyle, Clare Adamson


Carnoustie's Citizens of the Year

That the Parliament congratulates the winners of Carnoustie Citizen and Junior Citizen of the Year awards, Richard Nicoll and Ethan Torrie; understands that Richard, who recently returned from the Special Olympics in Sheffield with well-deserved gold, silver and bronze medals, was named citizen of the year in recognition of his work in the community; acknowledges that this includes helping out with fundraising and visiting older people at the Kinloch Centre; notes that the junior citizen of the year, Ethan, volunteers for the Food is Free project, at which he works hard in all weathers, shovelling manure and compost, and doing any other jobs that need done, showing kindness to all, and appreciates the example set, and sacrifices made, by people such as Richard and Ethan, who work hard in their communities for the benefit of others.

Supported by: Bill Kidd, Clare Haughey, David Torrance, Ross Greer, Joan McAlpine, Sandra White, Jenny Gilruth, Ivan McKee, Ben Macpherson, Alexander Burnett, Tom Mason, Richard Lyle, Fulton MacGregor, Ruth Maguire, Gail Ross, Stewart Stevenson, Clare Adamson


Marie McIntosh, Scotland's Female Stylist of the Year

That the Parliament congratulates Marie McIntosh, who works at Ramminger’s Dream Hair salon in Arbroath, on being named Scotland’s female stylist of the year for the second successive year at the Scottish Hair and Beauty awards, and wishes Marie continued success.

Supported by: Emma Harper, Bill Kidd, Bob Doris, Richard Lyle, Stewart Stevenson, Kenneth Gibson, David Torrance, Ivan McKee, Joan McAlpine, Jenny Gilruth, Alexander Burnett, Fulton MacGregor, Ruth Maguire, Monica Lennon, Gail Ross


Angus South Companies Success at the Scottish Gin Awards

That the Parliament congratulates Arbikie and the Gin Bothy on their success at the Scottish Gin Awards; applauds Arbikie on being named the Scottish Gin Distillery of the Year; notes that it was also presented with a bronze medal for its Cask Aged Kirsty’s Gin; welcomes the Gin Bothy being presented with a bronze medal for its Gin Bothy-Amaretto product, and wishes Arbikie and the Gin Bothy continued success.

Supported by: Bill Kidd, Bob Doris, Richard Lyle, Stuart McMillan, Stewart Stevenson, Neil Findlay, Kenneth Gibson, David Torrance, Ivan McKee, Joan McAlpine, Jenny Gilruth, Ben Macpherson, Alexander Burnett, Fulton MacGregor, Ruth Maguire


Sophie Smith's Success at the School Games National Finals

That the Parliament congratulates Sophie Smith, who is a pupil at Arbroath High School and is a member of Arbroath St Thomas Swimming Club, on her success at the School Games National Finals, which were held at Loughborough University, at which she won two golds, one silver and one bronze in swimming, helping her team break the Scottish record on its way to victory in the 4x200m freestyle relay; recognises that the games are an integrated multi-sport event for the UK’s most talented school-age athletes and can be a springboard for future sporting careers, and hopes that Sophie's achievements will help encourage all children and young people to get involved in sport and attempt to emulate such success.

Supported by: Kenneth Gibson, Clare Haughey, Richard Lyle, Alison Johnstone, Stewart Stevenson, Emma Harper, Stuart McMillan, Bill Kidd, Ben Macpherson, Ivan McKee, Jenny Gilruth, Colin Beattie, Clare Adamson, Gail Ross, Fulton MacGregor, Maree Todd, Alexander Burnett


New Sensory Garden at Doo'cot Park in Arbroath

That the Parliament congratulates the staff and residents at Gowrie Care’s Doo’cot Park service in Arbroath, on the completion of the service's new sensory garden, which will include a special outdoor space featuring lights, sounds, great smells and vibrant colours that are aimed to help provide life-enhancing experiences to people with profound and multiple learning disability; recognises that the garden was made possible thanks to a £12,000 grant from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative following a public vote, and applauds the hard work of the service's staff and residents.

Supported by: Ash Denham, Bill Kidd, Richard Lyle, Clare Haughey, Alison Johnstone, Stewart Stevenson, David Torrance, Ben Macpherson, Ivan McKee, Jenny Gilruth, Colin Beattie, Gail Ross, Fulton MacGregor, Bruce Crawford, Maree Todd, Alexander Burnett


Beautiful Scotland Angus South Winners

That the Parliament congratulates East Haven Together and Monifieth Eco Force on their success at the Beautiful Scotland Awards ceremony; applauds East Haven Together on winning the Coastal Village Trophy and a gold medal; congratulates Monifieth Eco Force on being presented with a silver medal, and welcomes the time and effort put in by those associated with these groups to make East Haven and Monifieth beautiful places to live and visit.

Supported by: Bill Kidd, David Torrance, Colin Beattie, Clare Haughey, Stewart Stevenson, Stuart McMillan, Richard Lyle, Ben Macpherson, Ivan McKee, Jenny Gilruth, Fulton MacGregor, Sandra White, Bruce Crawford, Maree Todd


Cancer Research UK Relay For Life Kirriemuir

That the Parliament congratulates Cancer Research UK Relay For Life Kirriemuir on its spectacular achievement of smashing the world record for the number of Peter Pans in a field; notes that 534 "Peters" gathered as they sought to bring back the much-loved fictional character to the birthplace of his creator, the author, JM Barrie, and recognises that the inspiring community effort of Relay for Life Kirriemuir has already raised over £40,000 to support the work of Cancer Research UK in 2017.

Supported by: Rona Mackay, Kenneth Gibson, Ruth Maguire, Richard Lyle, Ash Denham, Clare Haughey, Bill Kidd, Richard Lochhead, Stewart Stevenson, Bruce Crawford, Sandra White, David Torrance, Alexander Burnett, Jenny Gilruth, Ivan McKee, Fulton MacGregor, Colin Beattie, Angus MacDonald, Tom Arthur, Clare Adamson, Maree Todd


Creation of the New National Youth Arts Advisory Group

That the Parliament welcomes the creation of the new National Youth Arts Advisory Group; congratulates the Arbroath resident, Ellen Wilson, on being selected as one of the 35 volunteers aged 14 to 23 to sit on the panel; understands that the group was unveiled at a meeting with the Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs; notes that working with Creative Scotland, and using Young Scot’s co-design process, over the next two years it will play a key role in setting out recommendations for the future of Scotland’s National Youth Arts Strategy, and wishes everyone involved with the group every success in taking forward the strategy, and developing young people’s engagement with culture.

Supported by: Joan McAlpine, Richard Lyle, Ruth Maguire, Emma Harper, David Torrance, Gail Ross, Stewart Stevenson, Bill Kidd, Ben Macpherson, Clare Adamson, Jenny Gilruth, Ivan McKee, Fulton MacGregor, Colin Beattie, Tom Arthur, Maree Todd