- Submitted by: Fulton MacGregor, Coatbridge and Chryston, Scottish National Party.
- Date lodged: Friday, 17 March 2023
- Motion reference: S6M-08270
That the Parliament recognises the celebration of St Patrick’s Day on 17 March; understands that 2023’s theme is "one", encouraging people from all over the world to connect, participate and to celebrate together as one; notes Coatbridge’s long-standing place as a home for the Irish diaspora in Scotland, with over double the amount of Irish-born residents compared to the rest of Scotland, and with the 1851 census registering 36% of the town’s population as being Irish born; congratulates the organising committee of this year’s St Patrick’s day festival in Coatbridge; acknowledges that it is the first in-person celebration of the event to be held in four years; understands that the festival programme includes music, ceilidhs, food, drink, and more entertainment; wishes the festival continued success into the future; acknowledges the close links that Scotland has had with its Irish neighbours in the previous millennia, and wishes continued close Dalradian links and friendship for millennia to come.
Karen Adam, Clare Adamson, Jeremy Balfour, Colin Beattie, Miles Briggs, Siobhian Brown, Stephanie Callaghan, Sharon Dowey, Pam Duncan-Glancy, Annabelle Ewing, Pam Gosal, Bill Kidd, Monica Lennon, Gillian Mackay, Rona Mackay, Ruth Maguire, Jenni Minto, Audrey Nicoll, Paul Sweeney, Evelyn Tweed, Tess White