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Chamber and committees

Motion ref. S6M-04790

Sir James Milne

Submitted by: Douglas Lumsden, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party.
Date lodged: Friday, June 10, 2022

Supported by: Jackie Baillie, Jeremy Balfour, Miles Briggs, Alexander Burnett, Donald Cameron, Jackson Carlaw, Finlay Carson, Sharon Dowey, Jackie Dunbar, Russell Findlay, Murdo Fraser, Meghan Gallacher, Pam Gosal, Jamie Greene, Dr. Sandesh Gulhane, Craig Hoy, Liam Kerr, Stephen Kerr, Dean Lockhart, Edward Mountain, Douglas Ross, Alexander Stewart, Paul Sweeney, Sue Webber, Annie Wells, Tess White, Brian Whittle

That the Parliament congratulates Sir James Milne, founder and chairman of the Balmoral Group, on receiving a knighthood in The Queen’s Birthday Honours 2022; recognises his outstanding services to business and charity, in particular his drive to improve cancer care for patients; notes that Sir James founded the Balmoral Group, a highly-specialised manufacturing firm based in Aberdeen, in 1980; further notes that he jointly founded and serves as chairman of the Friends of ANCHOR charity, which supports Aberdeen’s cancer and haematology care unit, as well as financing many ground-breaking research programmes; understands that, since the charity’s creation 25 years ago, the Balmoral Group has covered all of the charity’s administrative costs; further understands that the ANCHOR Centre, a state-of-the-art purpose-built haematology, oncology and radiotherapy facility, built in partnership with NHS Grampian at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, will open to patients in September 2023; commends Sir James and Friends of ANCHOR for the work that they have done to improve cancer care; further commends Sir James for his other numerous contributions to business and charity, and congratulates him on his well-deserved knighthood.