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Motion ref. S5M-23290

Remarkable Display of 4,000 Poppies at Giffnock's Orchardhill Parish Church in Eastwood

Submitted by: Jackson Carlaw, Eastwood, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party.
Date lodged: Monday, November 9, 2020

Supported by: Tom Arthur, Jeremy Balfour, Michelle Ballantyne, Neil Bibby, Miles Briggs, Donald Cameron, Peter Chapman, Alex Cole-Hamilton, Maurice Corry, Kenneth Gibson, Liam Kerr, Bill Kidd, Gordon Lindhurst, Richard Lyle, Ruth Maguire, Stuart McMillan, Margaret Mitchell, Edward Mountain, Gil Paterson, John Scott, Stewart Stevenson, Alexander Stewart, Annie Wells

That the Parliament commends the efforts made by volunteers at Orchardhill Parish Church in Giffnock to honour all of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in defence of liberty and democracy by draping the 15 metre-tall church in 4,000 handmade poppies; understands that the remarkable display was put in place by volunteers on 4 November 2020 in advance of Remembrance Sunday; notes that parishioners cut out the poppies by hand before sewing them into the netting; recognises the display was first made two years ago for commemorating the 100th anniversary of the First World War being brought to an end, and acknowledges that, with Remembrance events unable to take place as normal this year due to COVID-19 and the restrictions introduced to tackle the virus, the display of 4,000 poppies at Orchardhill Parish Church in Giffnock is a particularly moving and inspiring means of paying tribute to the heroes who have fought to secure everybody's freedoms and way of life.