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To ask the First Minister, further to the decision by the Scottish Secondary Teachers' Association to take industrial action, what steps the Scottish Government has taken to resolve the issue of teacher workloads.

Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 27/10/2016
Craigrownie Park

That the Parliament congratulates the efforts of everyone involved in raising over £100,000 for a new children's play park in Kilcreggan and Cove; notes that these fundraising efforts have been carried out with immense enthusiasm with the local community in mind; understands that the park is now fully open for use, and hopes that it provides many children and families great enjoyment for many years to come.

Supported by: Miles Briggs, Oliver Mundell, Peter Chapman, John Lamont, Liz Smith, Donald Cameron, Alexander Burnett, Douglas Ross, Richard Lyle, Margaret Mitchell, Alison Harris, Annie Wells, Gordon Lindhurst, Kenneth Gibson, Jackson Carlaw, Jeremy Balfour, Jackie Baillie, Fulton MacGregor, Clare Adamson, Maurice Golden, Brian Whittle

Current Status: Fallen on 29/11/2016
Living Memory Dunbartonshire

That the Parliament recognises the setting up of Living Memory Dunbartonshire, which will be part of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission’s Living Memory Project and will encourage the public to remember the “forgotten front” by building up a profile of each of the 424 servicemen and women from the area who lost their lives in each of the world wars and are commemorated in 19 cemeteries in Argyll and Bute and West Dunbartonshire; believes that work to remember those that paid the ultimate sacrifice is vital, and wishes the project the best of luck.

Supported by: Alexander Burnett, Liz Smith, Margaret Mitchell, Oliver Mundell, Annie Wells, Jamie Greene, Jackie Baillie, Jeremy Balfour, Alexander Stewart, Peter Chapman, Bill Kidd, John Lamont, Clare Haughey, Fulton MacGregor, Miles Briggs, Douglas Ross, Donald Cameron, Stuart McMillan, Alison Harris, Kenneth Gibson, Ross Thomson, Richard Lyle, Dean Lockhart, Gordon Lindhurst, Maurice Golden, Brian Whittle, Murdo Fraser, Jackson Carlaw, Neil Bibby

Current Status: Fallen on 29/11/2016
Scottish War Blinded

That the Parliament recognises the important work of the charity, Scottish War Blinded, and wishes it the best of luck with its new campaign, We Don’t Care, which aims to address misconceptions about who is eligible for its free support; notes that Scottish War Blinded was founded to support soldiers returning blinded as a result of their service in World War One, and understands that today its support is available to all visually impaired veterans living in Scotland.

Supported by: Liam Kerr, Liz Smith, Peter Chapman, Jeremy Balfour, Miles Briggs, Alexander Stewart, Alison Harris, Douglas Ross, Dean Lockhart, Jamie Greene, Richard Lyle, Oliver Mundell, Kenneth Gibson, Edward Mountain, John Lamont, Bill Kidd, Ivan McKee, Ash Denham, Annie Wells, Stuart McMillan, Clare Haughey, Donald Cameron, Jackie Baillie, Gordon Lindhurst, Neil Findlay, Jackson Carlaw, Margaret Mitchell, Maurice Golden, Alexander Burnett, Murdo Fraser, Brian Whittle, Gil Paterson, Ross Thomson, John Scott

Current Status: Fallen on 29/11/2016
Open the First UK Spaceport at Machrihanish in Kintyre

That the Parliament recognises the many benefits that would arise from opening the first UK spaceport at the Machrihanish site in Kintyre, which is a former RAF base owned by the community after a buyout in 2012; notes that the site at the former airbase at the southern end of the Kintyre peninsula is being promoted by Argyll and Bute Council and Discover Space UK as the ideal location and that the proposed spaceport is situated well away from major centres of population and congested airspace, and believes that establishing the UK’s first spaceport in Kintyre would be of huge benefit to both the local and national economy, bringing skilled jobs, opportunities for hi-tech supplies and services as well as a boost to tourism.

Supported by: Margaret Mitchell, Jeremy Balfour, Jackie Baillie, Alison Harris, Alexander Stewart, Oliver Mundell, Jamie Greene, Gordon Lindhurst, Peter Chapman, Jackson Carlaw, Maurice Golden, Richard Lyle, Annie Wells, Ross Thomson, Edward Mountain

Current Status: Fallen on 29/11/2016
Recruit for Spouses

That the Parliament congratulates Recruit for Spouses on opening its first office in Scotland in August 2016; notes that Recruit for Spouses exists to effect a three-fold change in bridging the military and business communities, alter the way military spouses live and work, enabling an increasingly important second income for armed forces families and to shape the way that modern businesses source and retain quality employees and to change the perception of armed forces spouses as a transient workforce; believes that their work in getting military spouses in Scotland into workplaces up and down the country will be of great benefit to those workplaces and wider society as they prove the wide range of skills and experience that military spouses have, and wishes Recruit for Spouses the best of luck in doing its important work.

Supported by: Alexander Stewart, Miles Briggs, Liz Smith, Jamie Greene, Richard Lyle, Sandra White, Jeremy Balfour, Oliver Mundell, Peter Chapman, Dean Lockhart, Alexander Burnett, Colin Beattie, Jackie Baillie, Donald Cameron, Murdo Fraser, John Lamont, Douglas Ross, Brian Whittle, Alison Harris, Annie Wells, Gordon Lindhurst, Alex Johnstone, Jackson Carlaw, Margaret Mitchell, Edward Mountain

Current Status: Fallen on 30/11/2016
Rangers Charity Foundation Pledge

That the Parliament notes that the Rangers Charity Foundation has pledged to donate £25,000 to armed forces' charities over the 2016-17 season, which will match the £25,000 it donated at the end of 2015-16; understands that Combat Stress will receive £5,000, which it will put toward the vital work of its Scotland West Community Team and that £5,000 will be given to Poppyscotland to help deliver its Employ-Able programme, which helps veterans take steps towards the training courses or work placement schemes that are most suitable to them; believes that Erskine will receive £10,000 that will help pay for a new minibus for residents and that The Rifles Regimental Trust's Care For Casualties will receive £5,000 to support its activities that help wounded riflemen, their families and the families of the fallen, and wishes the foundation the best of luck in raising this money for these worthwhile causes.

Supported by: Liz Smith, Miles Briggs, Jamie Greene, Alison Harris, Gordon Lindhurst, Donald Cameron, Oliver Mundell, Jeremy Balfour, Alexander Stewart, Alexander Burnett, Tom Arthur, Bill Kidd, Adam Tomkins, Murdo Fraser, Colin Beattie, Peter Chapman, Kenneth Gibson, John Lamont, Richard Lyle, Margaret Mitchell, Fulton MacGregor, Neil Bibby, Ross Thomson, Edward Mountain, Maurice Golden

Current Status: Fallen on 30/11/2016

That the Parliament welcomes the work of the charity, Fares4Free, which was founded by David Gibson with the aim of encouraging taxi drivers to offer free fares to armed forces veterans; thanks the charity for its work, which has to date helped more than 200 veterans on over 100 journeys; recognises that the charity has been working in partnership with others to help tackle loneliness and isolation among armed forces veterans; understands that the charity’s work currently covers Aberdeen, Ayrshire, Dundee, East Renfrewshire, Edinburgh, Paisley, Lanarkshire and Inverness, and looks forward to expansion of its work across the whole of the country.

Supported by: Alison Harris, Miles Briggs, John Lamont, Peter Chapman, Donald Cameron, Jeremy Balfour, Liz Smith, Liam Kerr, Oliver Mundell, Edward Mountain, Douglas Ross, Annie Wells, Finlay Carson, Alexander Stewart, Richard Lyle, Margaret Mitchell, Neil Findlay, Clare Haughey, Alexander Burnett, Murdo Fraser, Richard Lochhead, Jamie Greene, Ivan McKee, Rachael Hamilton, Brian Whittle, Gordon Lindhurst, Maurice Golden

Current Status: Fallen on 30/11/2016
Helensburgh RNLI Fundraising Committee, Dinkie Fairley and Leila Reynard

That the Parliament thanks Dinkie Fairley and Leila Reynard for the more than 30 years of service that they have given to the Helensburgh RNLI fundraising committee, from which they have recently retired; notes than Mrs Fairley organised door-to-door flag week collectors for five years and was committee chair on three separate occasions, from 1987 to 1996, from 2002 to 2007 and again from 2013 to 2016; notes that, during her time as chair, the fundraising team raised more than £300,000, enough to buy an Atlantic 85 class lifeboat; congratulates Mrs Fairley on being awarded an Excellence in Volunteering award, which means that she received a framed, personalised certificate of thanks signed by the RNLI’s chief executive, Paul Boissier, and recognises that Ms Reynard retired as honorary president, having joined the Helensburgh Lifeboat fundraising committee 39 years ago, and that during that time served in many roles, including member, secretary, president and honorary president.

Supported by: Miles Briggs, John Lamont, Alexander Burnett, Liz Smith, Dean Lockhart, Jeremy Balfour, Jamie Greene, Peter Chapman, Alexander Stewart, Donald Cameron, Margaret Mitchell, Murdo Fraser, Stuart McMillan, Edward Mountain, Richard Lyle, Douglas Ross, Finlay Carson, Ross Thomson, Kenneth Gibson, Oliver Mundell, Annie Wells, Gordon Lindhurst, Alison Johnstone, Ivan McKee, Maurice Golden

Current Status: Fallen on 24/01/2017
Argyll and Bute’s First Young Inspector for Services for Children and Young People

That the Parliament congratulates Gian Cove on becoming Argyll and Bute’s first volunteer Young Inspector for Services for Children and Young People; understands that Gian grew up in the care system and sees the Young Inspector project as an opportunity to give something back to the system he came from, and considers that the service will enhance consultation, participation and strengthen communication between service providers and service users.

Supported by: Miles Briggs, Edward Mountain, Douglas Ross, Peter Chapman, Margaret Mitchell, Jamie Greene, Donald Cameron, John Lamont, Jeremy Balfour, Liz Smith, Finlay Carson, Alison Harris, Maurice Golden, Ross Thomson, Ivan McKee, Alexander Burnett, Richard Lyle, Jackie Baillie, Brian Whittle, Oliver Mundell, Alexander Stewart, Rachael Hamilton

Current Status: Fallen on 24/01/2017
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