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Glasgow Traditional Building Forum Hosts COP26 Skills Demonstration Event

  • Submitted by: Paul Sweeney, Glasgow, Scottish Labour.
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 11 November 2021
  • Motion reference: S6M-02029

That the Parliament welcomes the event held outside Glasgow Cathedral on 4 and 5 November 2021, as part of COP26, which featured tradespersons and apprentices demonstrating traditional building skills, including masonry, roof slating, joinery bricklaying and painting and decorating; understands that the event was a collaboration through the Glasgow Traditional Building Forum with support from City of Glasgow College, Glasgow City Heritage Trust, the National Federation of Roofing Contractors, Developing the Young Workforce Glasgow, the Construction Scotland Innovation Centre, the Stone Federation Great Britain and Historic Environment Scotland; further understands that the event was livestreamed to the Blue Zone of COP26, and open to members of the public, and that several school visits were organised to raise the profile of the options available to young people when considering a career in the construction industry, and believes that the event highlighted the collaborative approach of these organisations, to draw attention to the importance of Scotland’s built environment to achieving the net zero targets.

Supported by: Karen Adam, Clare Adamson, Jackie Baillie, Colin Beattie, Sarah Boyack, Alexander Burnett (Registered interest) , Dr. Sandesh Gulhane, Bill Kidd, Ruth Maguire, Stuart McMillan, Alex Rowley, Mercedes Villalba