Motion ref. S6M-00759
An Gorta Mór Memorial Unveiled in Glasgow
Submitted by: Paul Sweeney, Glasgow, Scottish Labour.
Date lodged: Tuesday, July 27, 2021
Supported by: Clare Adamson, Colin Beattie, Sarah Boyack, Siobhian Brown, Maggie Chapman, Foysol Choudhury, Bob Doris, James Dornan, Patrick Harvie, Fiona Hyslop, Bill Kidd, Fulton MacGregor (Registered interest
), Stuart McMillan, Marie McNair, Paul O'Kane, Kaukab Stewart, David Torrance, Mercedes Villalba
That the Parliament congratulates the Coiste Cuimhneachain An Gorta Mór (The Great Hunger Memorial Committee) on the successful unveiling of the memorial to The Great Hunger of 1845-1852 at St Mary’s Parish in Calton, Glasgow; thanks Canon Tom White for agreeing to house the statue in the grounds of the second oldest parish in the city, where many of those who fled the famine became parishioners; welcomes the attendance of Irish Consul General Jane McCulloch; commends the workmanship of John McCarron who designed and crafted the Tower of Silence sculpture; recognises the economic, social and cultural contribution that the Irish diaspora have made to Glasgow and Scotland since 1845; remembers the struggle and sacrifice made by those from Ireland who sought refuge in Scotland; commits to welcoming all who seek to call Scotland home regardless of race, religion or ethnicity, and resolves to strengthen the fraternal ties between Scotland and Ireland.