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Chamber and committees

Motion ref. S6M-00051

Shetland Pride

Submitted by: Beatrice Wishart, Shetland Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats.
Date lodged: Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Supported by: Jackie Baillie, Ariane Burgess, Maggie Chapman, Alex Cole-Hamilton, Annabelle Ewing, Neil Gray, Jamie Halcro Johnston, Bill Kidd, Fulton MacGregor, Rona Mackay, Ruth Maguire, Liam McArthur, Paul McLennan, Stuart McMillan, Marie McNair, Paul O'Kane, Emma Roddick, Alex Rowley, Kaukab Stewart, Mercedes Villalba

That the Parliament welcomes plans for Shetland’s first Pride festival, which is due to be held in June 2022; welcomes the opportunity for the community to show support and solidarity for LGBT+ people; believes that this event will help demonstrate that this support exists the length and breadth of the UK; congratulates the organisers, Shetland Pride, and pays particular tribute to the work of Kerrie Meyer for leading efforts to bring such an event to Shetland; welcomes the backing of Shetland Islands Council, which has flown the rainbow flag for a number of years, and looks forward to seeing the festivities begin.