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Chamber and committees

Motion ref. S6M-00180

Angus County Press Launch

Submitted by: Tess White, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party.
Date lodged: Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Supported by: Colin Beattie, Miles Briggs, Alexander Burnett, Donald Cameron, Jackson Carlaw, Finlay Carson, Maggie Chapman, Sharon Dowey, Russell Findlay, Murdo Fraser, Kenneth Gibson, Pam Gosal, Liam Kerr, Stephen Kerr, Douglas Lumsden, Fulton MacGregor, Ruth Maguire, Paul McLennan, Stuart McMillan, Edward Mountain, Douglas Ross, Alexander Stewart, Mercedes Villalba, Sue Webber, Annie Wells

That the Parliament congratulates the new weekly Angus County Press newspaper title on its successful launch on 27 May 2021; understands that the title continues a proud tradition of Angus newspapers, dating back to the early 19th century under the mastheads of the Montrose Review; Arbroath Herald; Forfar Dispatch; Kirriemuir Herald; Brechin Advertiser; Broughty Ferry Guide, Carnoustie Gazette and Monifieth Advertiser; recognises that these papers launched the careers of dozens of distinguished journalists including Harry Smith, Miss Margaret Brodie, Arthur Binnie, Hugh MacDiarmid and David Kerr Cameron; believes that local newspapers are one of the cornerstones of communities, and wishes the Angus County Press team and publisher JPIMedia the best for the future.