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To ask the First Minister what representations the Scottish Government will make to the UK Government to ensure that reciprocal healthcare arrangements are a priority in Brexit negotiations.


Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 29/09/2016
Barrhead Foundry

That the Parliament congratulates everyone at Barrhead Foundry on the first anniversary of its opening; recognises the significant role that it plays as a community hub; notes that its library recently received a prestigious Edge Award in recognition of the innovative way that it serves the public; commends its staff on their hard work, and wishes them, and Barrhead Foundry, well for the future.

Supported by: Bob Doris, Kenneth Gibson, Emma Harper, Colin Beattie, Joan McAlpine, Fulton MacGregor, Clare Haughey, Bill Kidd, David Torrance, Clare Adamson, Angus MacDonald, Sandra White, Gillian Martin, Neil Bibby, Gil Paterson


Current Status: Fallen on 05/10/2016
Congratulating Johnny Walker from Barrhead

That the Parliament congratulates Johnny Walker from Barrhead on being awarded £1,000 from the Social Entrepreneurs Fund to launch a programme to help disadvantaged young people set up their own businesses in Glasgow with the support of public sector and private investment; recognises the tremendous value that this service will have in many young people’s lives and the much-needed boost that it will give to small businesses; further commends Mr Walker on his admirable efforts that achieved this, and wishes him the best of luck with the programme and all future endeavours.

Supported by: Fulton MacGregor, Bill Kidd, Emma Harper, Joan McAlpine, Ivan McKee, David Torrance, Jackie Baillie, Jackson Carlaw, Clare Adamson, Gillian Martin


Current Status: Fallen on 29/11/2016
Congratulations to Morgan Spence from Kilbarchan

That the Parliament congratulates the 16-year-old animator from Kilbarchan, Morgan Spence, on being selected to produce Paisley’s bid for the 2021 UK City of Culture Awards; commends the exceptional talent and dedication that Morgan has displayed in previous works, such as his Lego Disaster Island film, created with just a webcam and Lego bricks; further commends his outstanding achievement on being chosen to submit an entry for such a prestigious event at the age of 16; recognises the innovation and precision behind Morgan’s work, and wishes him the best of luck in the pursuit of his filmmaking career.

Supported by: Graeme Dey, Joan McAlpine, Richard Lyle, Mairi Gougeon, George Adam, Fulton MacGregor, Clare Adamson, Bob Doris, Clare Haughey, Jenny Gilruth, Bill Kidd, Gillian Martin, Colin Beattie, David Torrance


Current Status: Fallen on 29/11/2016
The Lochwinnoch Arts Festival, Parkrun Ltd and Neilston Youth FC

That the Parliament congratulates everyone at the Lochwinnoch Arts Festival, Parkrun Ltd and Neilston Youth FC on being awarded a total of £7,150 from Awards for All Scotland; recognises the impeccable service that these organisations bring to the community through sport and the arts and notes that this funding will be a welcome boost to their community engagement; commends the tireless efforts of the volunteers who helped achieve this funding through their great work, and wishes the three organisations the best of luck and further success.

Supported by: Fulton MacGregor, David Torrance, Joan McAlpine, Stuart McMillan, Maurice Golden, Neil Bibby, Jackson Carlaw, Richard Lyle, Ivan McKee, Miles Briggs, Ben Macpherson, Gillian Martin


Current Status: Fallen on 29/11/2016
Congratulating Johnstone Pipe Band on World Championship Win

That the Parliament congratulates Johnstone Pipe Bands on being crowned World Champions in Glasgow in August 2016; recognises the exceptional achievement of both the Fourth Grade pipers and Second Grade pipers on taking first place, having competed against 87 bands from across the world; further recognises that this is the bands’ third major win this season, as the Fourth Grade Pipers were also crowned Scottish and European Champions, with the Second Grade Pipers securing a third place victory; commends the band’s valuable work in the community, including school piping lessons through Renfrewshire Council and its kids’ learner setup at its base in Cartside Community Centre in Johnstone; hopes to see the continued success of the band’s community efforts, and wishes it the best of luck in all future competitions.

Supported by: Joan McAlpine, Ben Macpherson, Emma Harper, Fulton MacGregor, Stuart McMillan, Bob Doris, Richard Lyle, Ross Greer, Clare Haughey, Jackie Baillie, Kenneth Gibson, Jackson Carlaw, Edward Mountain, Linda Fabiani, Graeme Dey, Neil Bibby, Mary Fee, Gillian Martin, Ivan McKee, David Torrance, Maurice Golden, Alison Harris


Current Status: Fallen on 29/11/2016
Callum and Derek Hawkins, Olympic Success

That the Parliament congratulates the brothers from Kilbarchan, Callum and Derek Hawkins, on their success in the Olympic marathon in Rio in August 2016; commends Callum on finishing in a notable ninth place and the tremendous determination of Derek on completing the race, despite developing an injury; recognises the excellent support and training that the brothers received from the Kilbarchan AAC, which has played a major role in their achievements; commends the exceptional hard work and dedication Callum and Derek invested in their preparation for the Games, and wishes them every success in all their future sporting endeavours.

Supported by: Bill Kidd, Stuart McMillan, Ben Macpherson, Jeremy Balfour, Margaret Mitchell, Angus MacDonald, Gil Paterson, Jenny Gilruth, Fulton MacGregor, David Torrance, Ivan McKee, Gillian Martin, Maurice Golden, Richard Lyle, Jackson Carlaw, Alison Johnstone


Current Status: Fallen on 29/11/2016
30 Years of Barrhead Housing Association

That the Parliament congratulates Barrhead Housing Association on its 30th anniversary; recognises the impeccable work carried out by the association in the area since its formation in 1986, such as providing many families in the community with sheltered and wheelchair housing; further recognises the exceptional progress that the association has made, housing over 923 residents, compared with 750 10 years ago; commends the association's exemplary community focus, which has made sure that residents are receiving quality services, with fair prices; congratulates it on a successful 80s-themed anniversary party for members of the community, and wishes the association the best of luck in all future projects.

Supported by: Ash Denham, Fulton MacGregor, Stuart McMillan, Bill Kidd, Joan McAlpine, Kenneth Gibson, James Dornan, Ben Macpherson, Colin Beattie, Gillian Martin, Ivan McKee, David Torrance, Richard Lyle, Neil Findlay, Jackson Carlaw, Jackie Baillie, Jenny Gilruth, Clare Adamson, Linda Fabiani, Maurice Golden


Current Status: Fallen on 30/11/2016
Renfrewshire Carers Centre, 20th Anniversary

That the Parliament congratulates Renfrewshire Carers Centre on its 20th anniversary; commends the excellent work of the volunteers at the centre, many of whom are also carers, in providing vital assistance to people, including providing emotional support through various social activities and groups; welcomes the volunteers' practical help, which includes equipping people for their role as carers through training programmes and online publications; commends the broad extent to which the service has been tailored to suit the needs of different carers, across a range of age groups, who deal with a variety of difficult conditions; congratulates everyone at the centre on its successful anniversary party, at which many of the volunteers and service users got together to celebrate its great achievements; recognises the extraordinary value that it believes the centre's work has to many unpaid carers in the area, and hopes to see its continued growth and success.

Supported by: Richard Lyle, David Torrance, Stuart McMillan, Ben Macpherson, Fulton MacGregor, James Dornan, Joan McAlpine, Ruth Maguire, Ivan McKee, Jackson Carlaw, Jackie Baillie, Clare Adamson, Gillian Martin, Maurice Golden


Current Status: Fallen on 30/11/2016
Commending Award Finalists, Barrhead Travel

That the Parliament commends Barrhead Travel on reaching the final of the British Travel Awards 2016 in the categories for best regional travel agency, best cruise holiday retailer, best online/call centre travel retailer and best retailer for customer service; considers that this is an example of its continued success since its formation as a small shop in Barrhead in 1975, which has since expanded to 61 outlets UK-wide; further commends the great career paths that the company offers to its 900 employees, which include an exceptional training programme and the opportunity to embark on educational trips all over the world; recognises the tremendous service that the company has brought to the people of Barrhead, and beyond, for over 40 years, and hopes to see its continued success in the future.

Supported by: Richard Lyle, Ben Macpherson, Joan McAlpine, Clare Haughey, David Torrance, Stuart McMillan, Alexander Burnett, Margaret Mitchell, Alison Harris, Fulton MacGregor, Murdo Fraser, Jackson Carlaw, Jackie Baillie, Finlay Carson, Bill Kidd, Clare Adamson, Gillian Martin, Maurice Golden


Current Status: Fallen on 30/11/2016