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Glasgow Welcomes the A380

That the Parliament understands that Scottish aviation history will be made when the world's largest commercial aircraft, the A380, comes into service at Glasgow Airport for Emirates in April 2019, with flights during the summer season, and believes that, along with other ongoing investment, this confirms the airport as a major player in the international connectivity of the nation.

Supported by: Bill Kidd, Stuart McMillan, Richard Lyle, Rona Mackay, David Torrance, Joan McAlpine, Jenny Gilruth, Sandra White, Clare Adamson, Fulton MacGregor, Tom Arthur

New President for Paisley Art Institute

That the Parliament congratulates Jean Cameron on becoming president of the Paisley Art Institute; considers that the institute is one of the leading bodies of its type in the UK for the promotion and encouragement of art; acknowledges that it currently has 380 members and hosts a prestigious annual exhibition; understands that Jean will be only the fourth woman to take on the role at the Paisley Art Institute since it was founded in 1876, and wishes her success in her new role.

Supported by: David Torrance, Emma Harper, Kenneth Gibson, Joan McAlpine, Sandra White, Richard Lyle, Jenny Gilruth, Angela Constance, Gail Ross, Maureen Watt, Fulton MacGregor, Gillian Martin, Neil Bibby, Clare Adamson, Tom Arthur

Current Status: Fallen on 24/01/2019
Paisley Voted Britain’s Top Town

That the Parliament notes that Paisley has been named the best town in the UK and Ireland at the Academy of Urbanism Awards in London; understands that the Great Town Award recognises the best, most enduring or most improved urban environments across the UK, Ireland and Europe, and this year focused on places that have been through transformation; acknowledges Paisley’s recent achievements and the success of the City of Culture 2021 campaign in winning over the people of Paisley and helping to change the narrative and establish a "Positive Paisley" attitude; praises the efforts of everyone involved in transforming the town, and looks forward to the continued vision of confidence and community spreading across the town.

Supported by: Stewart Stevenson, Sandra White, Bob Doris, Stuart McMillan, Emma Harper, Kenneth Gibson, Joan McAlpine, Bill Kidd, Rona Mackay, Richard Lyle, Angela Constance, Neil Bibby, Jenny Gilruth, David Torrance, Gail Ross, Fulton MacGregor, Maureen Watt, Gillian Martin, Clare Adamson, Ruth Maguire, Ross Greer

Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 15/01/2019
Renfrewshire Council Wins at COSLA

That the Parliament congratulates Renfrewshire Council on winning in the Strong and Sustainable Communities category at the COSLA Excellence Awards 2018; understands that this award was in recognition of the wonderful Paisley's Legacy - Retelling Paisley's Untold Story campaign; acknowledges that the campaign used the momentum of Paisley’s UK City of Culture 2021 bid to help drive a long-term cultural, social and economic transformation of the area, and praises all involved for spreading the "positive Paisley" message.

Supported by: Joan McAlpine, Emma Harper, Stewart Stevenson, Stuart McMillan, Bill Kidd, David Torrance, Richard Lyle, Sandra White, Jenny Gilruth, Angela Constance, Fulton MacGregor, Tom Arthur, Ruth Maguire, Gillian Martin, Maureen Watt

Current Status: Fallen on 24/01/2019
Pressure on Sub-postmasters

That the Parliament agrees with UK Government plans to make post offices the "front office of government" by expanding the government and financial services that they offer; expresses concern however that the withdrawal of services, such as TV licence renewal, and rarely used services, such as ID and passport checking, goes against the stated aims of the plans, and believes that the removal of guaranteed payments for sub-post offices to commission-based payments has drastically reduced the income for some sub-postmasters, which it considers puts at risk these highly needed community assets, along with over the counter services and staff in Paisley and across the country.

Supported by: Sandra White, Emma Harper, Bill Kidd, Rona Mackay, Bruce Crawford, Joan McAlpine, Alex Neil, Richard Lyle, Stuart McMillan, Stewart Stevenson, Colin Smyth, John Mason, Kenneth Gibson, Fulton MacGregor, David Torrance, Angela Constance, Neil Bibby, Jenny Gilruth, Alex Rowley, Christine Grahame, Tom Arthur

Current Status: Fallen on 24/01/2019
UWS, Best Modern Learning Institute

That the Parliament congratulates the University of the West of Scotland (UWS) on being named the country’s best modern learning institute; understands that the university and its staff have been praised in the Good University Guide, with experts mentioning the state-of-the-art facilities and unrivalled student-centred learning; acknowledges that UWS has jumped eight places in the league tables, and recognises that this is a testament to the hard work and commitment of staff and students across the institution.

Supported by: Joan McAlpine, Richard Lyle, Stuart McMillan, Stewart Stevenson, Bill Kidd, Maurice Corry, Sandra White, Neil Bibby, Angela Constance, Jenny Gilruth, Fulton MacGregor, Tom Arthur, Gillian Martin

Current Status: Fallen on 28/11/2018
Jet2 to Create 150 Jobs at Glasgow Airport

That the Parliament welcomes the news that is to create 150 jobs to support its expansion at Glasgow Airport, with over 100 cabin crew and more than 50 ground operations positions to become available; considers that this expansion will benefit Paisley and the surrounding area by not only providing jobs but also encouraging more tourism and visitors into the area, and believes that new opportunities will undoubtedly create an economic boost throughout Renfrewshire.

Supported by: Stewart Stevenson, Stuart McMillan, Rona Mackay, Joan McAlpine, Emma Harper, Kenneth Gibson, David Torrance, Gordon MacDonald, Richard Lyle, Alexander Burnett, Sandra White, Bill Kidd, Jenny Gilruth, Gillian Martin, Fulton MacGregor, Neil Bibby, Tom Arthur, Clare Adamson

Current Status: Fallen on 28/11/2018
Glasgow Airport's Changing Places Facility

That the Parliament recognises Glasgow Airport's efforts in establishing a Changing Places facility at the cost of £140,000 for passengers that have profound and multiple learning difficulties and those that are physically disabled; acknowledges that this facility will help towards providing a level of equality for everyone who would like to travel, and encourages others to follow Glasgow Airport's example.

Supported by: James Dornan, Joan McAlpine, David Torrance, Liam McArthur, Emma Harper, Rona Mackay, Shona Robison, Annie Wells, Fulton MacGregor, Stewart Stevenson, Richard Lyle, Sandra White, Jenny Gilruth, Maureen Watt, Stuart McMillan, Neil Bibby, Tom Arthur, Gillian Martin, Alexander Burnett, Ruth Maguire

Current Status: Fallen on 28/11/2018
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