Motion ref. S6M-00056
Tribute to Neilston Pipe Major, Iain MacDonald
Submitted by: Tom Arthur, Renfrewshire South, Scottish National Party.
Date lodged: Wednesday, May 19, 2021
Supported by: Siobhian Brown, Alexander Burnett, Jackson Carlaw, Annabelle Ewing, Kenneth Gibson, Neil Gray, Bill Kidd, Fulton MacGregor, Ruth Maguire, Gillian Martin, Paul McLennan, Stuart McMillan, Paul O'Kane, Alex Rowley, Michelle Thomson, David Torrance, Evelyn Tweed
That the Parliament welcomes the tribute to Iain MacDonald, who was described as a "pioneer of piping", spending more than 45 years as Pipe Major of the Neilston and District Pipe Band and sadly passed away in 2020; recognises the work carried out by Matt Drennan to erect a bench in honour of his friend, assisted by the Band members, Owen Finnigan and Russell and Cameron Mechan, who cleared the site and laid the foundations; notes the particular design to remember Iain with a piper in silhouette and a Saltire on either side of him; thanks those involved for their kind and thoughtful work, and hopes that this memorial bench will continue to be a place of remembrance for Iain’s contribution to the community.