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Queen Margaret University Researcher in Top 100 of Nation’s Lifesavers

That the Parliament acknowledges the significant contribution of universities to the everyday life of the nation, which is celebrated through the launch of the Universities UK campaign, MadeAtUni; congratulates Dr Sara Wood, a clinical phonetics researcher and speech and language therapist at Queen Margaret University, on being named one of the campaign’s top 100 individuals or groups whose work makes a life-changing difference to the nation’s health and wellbeing for her transformative work with children experiencing long-term speech communication problems; welcomes the campaign’s efforts in bringing to life the wonderful and often unexpected work going on every day in universities, and celebrates the people working to make a life-changing difference to Scotland and beyond who are highlighted through this campaign.

Supported by: Bill Kidd, Jeremy Balfour, Miles Briggs, Gordon Lindhurst, Mark McDonald, Sandra White, Iain Gray, Richard Lyle, Stewart Stevenson, Clare Adamson, Maureen Watt

Pat Kenny Receives Ken Adam Award

That the Parliament congratulates Pat Kenny on receiving the Ken Adam Award from the Midlothian Federation of Community Councils; understands that Pat has received this award for his commitment to the people of Loanhead over the years; recognises that he was nominated by the Loanhead and District Community Council to receive this award, and wishes Pat every success continuing to support the Loanhead community.

Supported by: Edward Mountain, Bill Kidd, Rona Mackay, Sandra White, Richard Lyle, Neil Findlay, Fulton MacGregor, Stewart Stevenson, Jenny Gilruth, Gil Paterson, Gail Ross, Kenneth Gibson, Clare Adamson

Bonnyrigg Rose, Conference B Champions

That the Parliament congratulates Bonnyrigg Rose FC on winning the East of Scotland Conference B Football League; understands that Bonnyrigg Rose secured the title with a 4-0 win against Dunipace FC; recognises that the team has now booked its place in the round robin play-offs against other conference winners for the title of East of Scotland Champions and the opportunity to play in the Lowland League, and wishes Bonnyrigg Rose well with its upcoming fixtures.

Supported by: David Torrance, Miles Briggs, Richard Lyle, Sandra White, Bill Kidd, Emma Harper, Joan McAlpine, Jenny Gilruth, Gil Paterson, Kenneth Gibson, Clare Adamson, Maureen Watt, Fulton MacGregor, Neil Findlay, Tom Arthur

Paradykes Primary's Nurturing School Award

That the Parliament congratulates Paradykes Primary School in Loanhead on being awarded the National Nurturing School Award; notes that the award is given by nurtureuk to schools that demonstrate exemplary practice in supporting a range of pupil needs in school nurture groups; considers that nurture groups are an educational psychologist-designed, teacher-led intervention for disengaged and troubled children, which removes behavioural barriers to engagement and attainment in schools through recreating missing or distorted early attachments; understands that the school won on the basis of its whole-school nurturing approach to mental health and wellbeing, and that the award is given at the culmination of a two-year programme of training and support in partnership with nurtureuk; notes that the school is the first in Midlothian to receive this award, and wishes everyone involved continued success with this initiative.

Supported by: Richard Lyle, Stuart McMillan, Sandra White, Jenny Gilruth, Neil Findlay, David Torrance, Fulton MacGregor, Maureen Watt, Gil Paterson, Tom Arthur

Pinkie Farm Convenience Store Wins Chilled Retailer Award

That the Parliament congratulates Pinkie Farm Convenience Store on winning the Chilled Retailer category at the Scottish Grocer Awards; understands that the awards ceremony was held at the Hilton Glasgow, and the awards programme is the biggest of its type in the country; recognises that the store has curated a huge chilled section to serve the new neighbouring housing development, which helped the judges with their decision, and wishes Pinkie Farm Convenience Store all the best with its future endeavours.

Supported by: Bill Kidd, Richard Lyle, Iain Gray, Miles Briggs, Sandra White, Jenny Gilruth, Fulton MacGregor, Gil Paterson, Tom Arthur, Maureen Watt

Sandy Bruce, Curriculum Leader for Automotive Engineering at Edinburgh College

That the Parliament congratulates Sandy Bruce, the curriculum leader for Automotive Engineering at Edinburgh College, on being shortlisted by the Institute of the Motor Industry for his contribution to the work of the institute and for providing a high standard of qualification and progression routes for automotive students in Edinburgh and the Lothians; notes that the institute is the awarding body for all VRQ and SVQ courses in light, heavy, body, paint and parts courses across both Edinburgh College’s Midlothian and Sighthill automotive campuses; understands that Sandy was due to attend the institute’s awards ceremony and dinner in London on 6 March 2019; considers this shortlisting well merited, and wishes Sandy continued success in his role going forward.

Supported by: Sandra White, Bill Kidd, Richard Lyle, Gordon Lindhurst, David Torrance, Miles Briggs, Stewart Stevenson, Gil Paterson, Jenny Gilruth, Fulton MacGregor, Alexander Burnett, Clare Adamson, Gillian Martin, Tom Arthur, Ruth Maguire

Current Status: Fallen on 09/05/2019
Mayfield and Easthouses Youth 2000 Project

That the Parliament congratulates the Mayfield and Easthouses Youth 2000 Project on receiving an £8,881 Award for All Scotland grant from The National Lottery Community Fund; notes that the project is investing the funds in the first disabled karate club and instigating projects that raise awareness of the difference that people make to their communities by buying National Lottery tickets; acknowledges that the efforts of the National Lottery Awards for All Scotland programme hasmade possible the ability to participate in fun activities that promote health and fitness, and hopes that Mayfield and Easthouses Youth 2000 Project is successful in its endeavours.

Supported by: Sandra White, Rona Mackay, Richard Lyle, Bill Kidd, Miles Briggs, Angus MacDonald, Jenny Gilruth, Gil Paterson, Fulton MacGregor, Alexander Burnett, Angela Constance, Stewart Stevenson, Tom Arthur

Current Status: Fallen on 09/05/2019
International Museum Day

That the Parliament notes that International Museum Day will be marked on 18 May 2019 with the theme, Museums as Cultural Hubs: The future of tradition; understands that the objective of this day is to raise awareness of museums as important means of cultural exchange, enriching cultures and developing mutual understanding, cooperation and peace among people; recognises that the awareness day was first celebrated in 1977 and that, in 2018, more than 40,000 museums across 158 countries participated; considers that museums are trusted spaces, rooted in their communities in which visitors can come together to co-create, share, interact and celebrate the cultural diversity, history and shared places, and thanks all who work in the more than 400 museums in Scotland and the other museums worldwide on their continued efforts to conserve, communicate, research and exhibit people's cultural heritage, both tangible and intangible.

Supported by: Bill Kidd, Sandra White, James Dornan, Christine Grahame, Rona Mackay, Kenneth Gibson, David Torrance, Richard Lyle, Graham Simpson, Annie Wells, Gordon Lindhurst, Stuart McMillan, John Mason, Annabelle Ewing, Clare Adamson, Miles Briggs, Ruth Maguire, Angus MacDonald, Jackie Baillie, Jenny Gilruth, Gillian Martin, Gil Paterson, Fulton MacGregor, Alexander Burnett, Angela Constance, Stewart Stevenson, Tom Arthur, Liam McArthur, Andy Wightman, Maureen Watt

Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 21/05/2019
Musselburgh’s Staggs Bar Takes CAMRA Crown

That the Parliament congratulates Musselburgh’s Staggs Bar, also known as The Volunteer Arms, on coming first in the Lothian section of the 2019 Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) Pubs of the Year; notes that the bar has a record of similar achievements, including being named the best pub in Scotland and Ireland for the third time in 2018, having previously won the title in 1998 and 2016; understands that in 2018 the bar celebrated its 160th anniversary of being in the same family after opening in 1858, and wishes all involved with the bar success in the competition to be named overall Edinburgh and South East Scotland winner, with an announcement expected in mid-March 2019.

Supported by: Bill Kidd, Maureen Watt, George Adam, David Torrance, Iain Gray, Richard Lyle, Jenny Gilruth, Clare Adamson, Angus MacDonald, Angela Constance, Stewart Stevenson, Tom Arthur, Ruth Maguire

Current Status: Fallen on 09/05/2019
Midlothian Council Commits to Delivering CPR training in all Secondary Schools

That the Parliament welcomes the commitment by Midlothian Council to deliver training for all secondary school pupils in lifesaving CPR; understands that this decision has been taken in response to poor cardiac arrest survival rates in Midlothian and across Scotland; notes that this decision sees Midlothian join with other local authorities in Scotland in committing to delivering this vital training, and considers that, if the remaining councils in the country were to make a similar commitment, approximately 50,000 young people could receive this potentially lifesaving CPR training every year.

Supported by: Bill Kidd, Miles Briggs, Stuart McMillan, Gordon Lindhurst, Angela Constance, Stewart Stevenson, Michelle Ballantyne, Sandra White, Jenny Gilruth, Richard Lyle, Ruth Maguire, Gail Ross, Neil Findlay, Alexander Burnett, Fulton MacGregor, Tom Arthur, Gillian Martin, Christine Grahame

Current Status: Fallen on 09/05/2019
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