Motion S4M-12375: Sectarianism

20 Feb 2015

That the Parliament notes that, in a recently-published report on sectarianism in Scotland, 88% of respondents said that they believed that the issue was still a problem; further notes that 88% also suggested that they saw football a primary contributor towards it; understands that public processions undertaken by loyalist and republican groups were considered a contributing factor by people in communities surrounding marching routes; considers this to be a relevant factor in relation to the finding that 69% believe that sectarianism is a problem in only some parts of the country; believes that sectarianism has no place anywhere in 21st century Scotland, and pledges to do all that it can to tackle what it sees as this complex and longstanding issue.