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Sir James MacMillan Awarded the Ivors Academy Fellowship

  • Submitted by: Elena Whitham, Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley, Scottish National Party.
  • Date lodged: Friday, 22 March 2024
  • Motion reference: S6M-12607

That the Parliament applauds Sir James MacMillan, originally from Cumnock, for being awarded the Ivors Academy Fellowship; understands that the Fellowship is the highest honour bestowed by the Ivors Academy to recognise excellence in music creation; further understands that several notable names have received the Fellowship, including Sir Elton John and Annie Lennox; recognises that Sir James grew up in Cumnock and founded The Cumnock Tryst, an annual music festival, which, in 2024, celebrates its 10th anniversary; considers that this award recognises what it sees as the many musical achievements of Sir James, including composing music for the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II; commends Sir James for his work, and wishes him the very best for the future.

Supported by: Karen Adam, Clare Adamson, Jeremy Balfour, Colin Beattie, Miles Briggs, Alexander Burnett, Jackie Dunbar, Pam Duncan-Glancy, Murdo Fraser, Emma Harper, Bill Kidd, Rona Mackay, Audrey Nicoll, Kevin Stewart, Paul Sweeney, Michelle Thomson, Evelyn Tweed, Annie Wells