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Chamber and committees

Motion ref. S6M-00710

Lyon and Turnbull Identify Stone of American Declaration of Independence

Submitted by: Fergus Ewing, Inverness and Nairn, Scottish National Party.
Date lodged: Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Supported by: Karen Adam, Clare Adamson, Alasdair Allan, Colin Beattie, Siobhian Brown, Annabelle Ewing, Kenneth Gibson, Bill Kidd, Fulton MacGregor, Ruth Maguire, Gillian Martin, Paul McLennan, Stuart McMillan, Michelle Thomson, David Torrance

That the Parliament congratulates Lyon and Turnbull and its staff, in particular its expert in rare manuscripts and books, Cathy Marsden, on the meticulous professional work leading to the successful identification of a rare stone facsimile copy of the American Declaration of Independence, and acknowledges the importance of such professional expertise held within the various auction houses and art galleries, both public and private, in Scotland to the art world, as well as its wider importance to the economic and cultural success of Scotland.