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Chamber and committees

Motion ref. S6M-02375

Aberdeen Art Gallery Crowned Best Building in Scotland

Submitted by: Douglas Lumsden, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party.
Date lodged: Friday, December 3, 2021

Submitting member has a registered interest.

Supported by: Clare Adamson, Jeremy Balfour, Miles Briggs, Alexander Burnett, Donald Cameron, Jackson Carlaw, Finlay Carson, Sharon Dowey, Russell Findlay, Murdo Fraser, Meghan Gallacher, Kenneth Gibson, Pam Gosal, Jamie Greene, Dr. Sandesh Gulhane, Rachael Hamilton, Craig Hoy, Fiona Hyslop, Stephen Kerr, Bill Kidd, Ruth Maguire, Stuart McMillan, Edward Mountain, Alexander Stewart, Paul Sweeney, Sue Webber, Annie Wells, Tess White

That the Parliament congratulates Aberdeen Art Gallery on winning the Andrew Doolan Best Building in Scotland Award from the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS); recognises what it sees as the incredible transformation of the 1885 building, which benefitted from a £1.5 million investment from the UK Government; gives thanks to all those involved in the building’s restoration; notes that Aberdeen Art Gallery was officially opened by Their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Rothesay on 21 September 2021; believes that it is positive for Aberdeen, Scotland’s third largest city, to now have a venue able to host major art and cultural events, and welcomes the opportunities that this building will bring to the people of Aberdeen.