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Chamber and committees

Motion ref. S6M-04278

Commemorating the Life of Rangers’ Legendary Kit Man Jimmy Bell

Submitted by: Dr. Sandesh Gulhane, Glasgow, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party.
Date lodged: Friday, May 6, 2022

Supported by: Jeremy Balfour, Neil Bibby, Miles Briggs, Alexander Burnett, Donald Cameron, Finlay Carson, Bob Doris, Sharon Dowey, Russell Findlay, Murdo Fraser, Meghan Gallacher, Pam Gosal, Jamie Halcro Johnston, Rachael Hamilton, Craig Hoy, Liam Kerr, Bill Kidd, Dean Lockhart, Douglas Lumsden, Fulton MacGregor, Ruth Maguire, Stuart McMillan, Edward Mountain, Alexander Stewart, Paul Sweeney, Annie Wells, Tess White

That the Parliament commemorates the life of Rangers’ legendary kit man, Jimmy Bell, who has passed away at the age of 69; understands that Jimmy served Rangers FC for over 30 years, initially driving the team buses to matches across the country and latterly acting as first team head of kit; recognises that Jimmy was a constant presence at the club for generations of players and staff, through both difficult times and successful times, including the club’s nine-in-a-row era, reaching the UEFA cup final in 2008 and more recently winning its 55th Scottish top-flight title; understands that Jimmy dedicated countless hours working for the club and had an exemplary work ethic; recognises that Jimmy was a family man, a devoted father, grandfather and husband, as well as a much-loved and vital part of the team, who will be greatly missed, and offers condolences to Jimmy’s family, friends and colleagues.