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  • Submitted by: Murdo Fraser, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party.
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 12 January 2023
  • Motion reference: S6M-07476

That the Parliament congratulates Perthshire author, Jess Smith, who was awarded the British Empire Medal (BEM) in the 2023 New Year Honours list in recognition of her work; understands that Jess Smith was born in Aberfeldy, and has spent her life’s work advancing justice for the Scottish traveller community; notes that Jess Smith’s achievements have included lodging a successful petition at Holyrood, which successfully won the right to have Tinker’s Heart of Argyll, the old wedding place of travellers, recognised as a scheduled monument by Historic Environment Scotland, and wishes Jess Smith all the best for the future.

Supported by: Clare Adamson, Jeremy Balfour, Colin Beattie, Miles Briggs, Alexander Burnett, Finlay Carson, Sharon Dowey, Annabelle Ewing, Russell Findlay, Maurice Golden, Pam Gosal, Dr. Sandesh Gulhane, Craig Hoy, Liam Kerr, Stephen Kerr, Bill Kidd, Douglas Lumsden, Ruth Maguire, Roz McCall, Edward Mountain, Douglas Ross, Mark Ruskell, Liz Smith, Alexander Stewart, Paul Sweeney, Sue Webber, Annie Wells, Tess White, Brian Whittle