S4M-11104: The 2014 Bank of Scotland Great Scottish Run

06 Oct 2014

Motion Number: S4M-11104
Lodged By: John Mason
Date Lodged: 06/10/2014

Title: The 2014 Bank of Scotland Great Scottish Run

Motion Text:
That the Parliament notes the success of the 2014 Bank of Scotland Great Scottish Run, which took place in Glasgow on 5 October 2014; commends the organisers of the event which, for the first time ever, received the International Association of Athletics Federation’s gold label standard, the only such accredited race in Scotland; congratulates the winners and participants who took to the streets of Glasgow for the run, many of whom raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for good causes, and considers that the Great Scottish Run is the latest successful sporting event to take place in Glasgow in 2014.

S4M-10974: Further Devolution

22 Sep 2014

Motion Number: S4M-10974
Lodged By: John Mason
Date Lodged: 22/09/2014
Title: Further Devolution

Motion Text: That the Parliament accepts the result of the Scottish independence referendum that was held on 18 September 2014; further accepts the will of the Scottish people is sovereign; notes the promise that further powers will be devolved to Scotland, and considers that only the concept of Home Rule with the devolution of all powers except foreign affairs and defence will be acceptable at this stage.

S4M-10963: Sectarianism and Anti-Irish Racism

22 Sep 2014

Motion Number: S4M-10963
Lodged By: John Mason
Date Lodged: 22/09/2014
Title: ♦ Sectarianism and Anti-Irish Racism

Motion Text: That the Parliament notes what it considers the generally good atmosphere in which the independence referendum was conducted; understands that there were Catholics, Protestants, other Christians, those of other faiths and those of no faith campaigning and voting for both sides; understands with regret that sectarianism, including anti-Catholicism, and anti-Irish racism were brought into the debate in Glasgow Shettleston and some other areas, and notes the view that the Parliament and relevant local authorities need to give these issues more attention as Scotland moves forward.

*Supported by Siobhan McMahon MSP, Scottish Labour – Central Scotland

S4M-10894: Douglas Carswell MP’s Defection To UKIP & A Eurosceptic Westminster

28 Aug 2014

That the Parliament notes the recent defection of the Conservative MP for Clacton, Douglas Carswell MP, to UKIP; further notes that Mr Carswell is reported to have stated his intent to stand on behalf of UKIP in the resultant by-election; considers that this highlights an increasingly eurosceptic UK Parliament, and expresses its concern at the possibility of Scotland being taken out of the European Union in the proposed EU referendum in 2017, which it considers would be likely to result in a huge loss of jobs across Scotland.