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Celebrating Community Champion Betty Milton

  • Submitted by: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party.
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 24 April 2024
  • Motion reference: S6M-12970

That the Parliament commends the unwavering commitment of Parkhead resident, Betty Milton, over many decades to the Sighthill, Broomhouse and Parkhead community; understands that Betty moved to Parkhead in Edinburgh during the Second World War and has continued to live in the local area all of her life; notes what it sees as the tremendous impact Betty has had on the local area, contributing and to championing change as a member of the Sighthill, Broomhouse and Parkhead Community Council, where she held a number of positions, concluding with chairperson for the last 16 years; acknowledges the active role Betty has played in numerous campaigns, including the "Buy a Brick" campaign for St Nicholas Church in Sighthill Loan; notes the significant role she has had in championing the Older Persons Forum, including participating in the Scottish Older People's Assembly, which was held in the Scottish Parliament in 2019; celebrates Betty’s decades of tireless work to improve the local area; believes that she will be remembered locally as a true pillar of the community; thanks her for her outstanding contribution, and wishes her well in her retirement to North Berwick.

Supported by: Karen Adam, Clare Adamson, Jeremy Balfour, Colin Beattie, Miles Briggs, Alexander Burnett, Foysol Choudhury, Bob Doris, Sharon Dowey, Jackie Dunbar, Pam Duncan-Glancy, Annabelle Ewing, Jim Fairlie, Kenneth Gibson, Emma Harper, Clare Haughey, Bill Kidd, Douglas Lumsden, Stuart McMillan, Audrey Nicoll, Collette Stevenson, Kevin Stewart, Paul Sweeney, John Swinney, David Torrance, Sue Webber, Tess White