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Chamber and committees

Motion ref. S6M-00535

Picture of a Pandemic

Submitted by: Jim Fairlie, Perthshire South and Kinross-shire, Scottish National Party.
Date lodged: Friday, June 25, 2021

Supported by: Clare Adamson, Colin Beattie, Siobhian Brown, Jackie Dunbar, Annabelle Ewing, Bill Kidd, Monica Lennon, Fulton MacGregor, Ruth Maguire, Gillian Martin, Stuart McMillan, Audrey Nicoll, Collette Stevenson, Paul Sweeney, Michelle Thomson, David Torrance, Mercedes Villalba, Elena Whitham

That the Parliament welcomes the publication by the PKAVS Minority Communities Hub of the report, Picture of a Pandemic, which is the result of several months of extensive community engagement that aims to paint a picture of the experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic of BAME people in Perth and Kinross; believes that the Communities Hub is the lead organisation in supporting the expanding migrant population in Perth and Kinross; notes that it offers tailored support to people from minority backgrounds, particularly Eastern European, South Asian and Chinese people; considers that, while the experience of BAME people in the area are not homogeneous, there are important lessons to be derived from the findings of this report, and encourages all decision makers to consider its findings carefully.