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BEMIS International Cultural Award

That the Parliament warmly congratulates BEMIS Scotland on receiving an International Fair Saturday Award in the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao on 5 November 2018, alongside other international examples of best practice, for its work in utilising the diverse cultural characteristics of Scotland’s communities to help build a dynamic, diverse and inclusive national identity; recognises that the BEMIS Multicultural programme of events from 2014 to 2018, underpinned by the 298 local community events attended by over 100,000 people, has been acknowledged as an international example of best practice in community integration; notes that these events have been led by Scotland’s diverse communities, including over 30 self-identified, ethnic and cultural minority communities in Scotland, and involved the incorporation of international human rights practice into the domestic work of BEMIS, and commends the approach of the institutions in Scotland that received international recognition for their support of the many examples of intangible cultural heritage in Scotland, including the SFA, Celtic Connections International Music Festival and the Fair Saturday Movement (Bilbao), which have worked with BEMIS to host unique one-off multicultural events that showcase the best of all of Scotland’s people and bring communities together to champion Scotland's inclusive national identity.

Supported by: Fulton MacGregor, James Dornan, Bruce Crawford, Rona Mackay, James Kelly, Richard Lyle, Angela Constance, Bill Kidd, Jenny Gilruth, Sandra White, Stewart Stevenson, David Torrance, Pauline McNeill, Claire Baker, Gail Ross, Maureen Watt, Gillian Martin, Clare Adamson, Tom Arthur

Current Status: Fallen on 24/01/2019
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