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PE01569: Re-introduction of the Scottish Red Ensign

Transport

Petitioner: George McKenzie

Status:
Closed

Date Lodged: 08 July 2015

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to seek a warrant from the UK Government in terms of Part 1, Section 2(3)(a) of the Merchant Shipping Act 1995, for the re-introduction Scottish Red Ensign as an ‘informal or voluntary’ ensign for Scottish vessels.

Petition History:

Summary:

7 September 2015: The Committee took evidence from George McKenzie. The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government. Link to Official Report 7 September 2015

Below: George McKenzie at the meeting on 7 September 2015

1 December 2015: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government. Link to Official Report 1 December 2015 

9 February 2016: The Committee agreed to close the petition, under Rule 15.7, on the basis that the terms of the petition have been met and that the best course of action would be for the petitioner to raise the issue with the Secretary of State directly or through his MP. Link to Official Report 9 February 2016

Written Submissions:

This is a great idea. Anything which helps to distinguish and emphasise our nation is a good thing.

Robert MacKenzie

14:07 on 08 Jul 2015

Scottish yachts should be able to fly a Scottish red ensign

Alasdair H Macinnes

0:19 on 06 Jul 2015

Great idea!

Colin Hamilton

8:51 on 05 Jul 2015

Every vessel based and registered in Scotland should fly the Scottish Red Ensign. It used to be our flag indicating the origins of our ships and so it should be again. It should never have been stopped from flying after 1707!

Lesley-Anne

1:26 on 05 Jul 2015

My Father used this Flag for many years after he died I have used it for the past ten years and will continue to do so.

John McMillan

11:49 on 04 Jul 2015

A GREAT IDEA! WHEN WE FINALLY HAVE OUR OWN NATION WE WILL NEED IT FOR OUR SCOTTISH NAVY.

DAVE FORD

18:02 on 30 Jun 2015

Fly the flag of the former Royal Scots Navy with pride !

Gavin Rollo

14:23 on 28 Jun 2015

SCOTS WHA HAE

bernard burnett elliott

19:07 on 25 Jun 2015

I think its the correct flag for a Scottish boat to fly,shows your identity at a glance.

David Morrison

18:30 on 25 Jun 2015

I fly the Scottish ensign on my boat with pride!

Rosemary Graham

16:03 on 24 Jun 2015

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