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David McNay
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2012 5:22 pm    Post subject: Motion in the Scottish Parliament Reply with quote

Having a look online, I came across this:

http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/BusinessBulletins/bb-12-328w.pdf

Go to page 25 and you'll find this:

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*S4M-04765 Stewart Maxwell: Congratulations to Scottish Military Research
Group—That the Parliament congratulates the Scottish Military Research Group on what it considers its important Scottish War Memorial Project and Scottish War Graves Project; notes that the details of over 3,400 war memorials have been recorded and photographs of more than 15,500 war graves in Scotland have been collected; believes that this record of Scotland’s military past will prove invaluable, and urges anyone with information about names on war memorials or about a war grave to contact the Scottish Military Research Group.


This is a fantastic bit of recognition for the hard work which all the volunteers here and on the War Graves Project have carried out in almost six years that the project has been running.

You should all feel justifiably proud of yourselves. Well done.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2012 8:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well done to everyone. Recognition is well deserved!
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2012 3:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great stuff!

Derek.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2012 3:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, that's an amazing piece of recognition. Wonder how it came about, anyone been in contact with him or did he perhaps pick it up from one of the councils? Perhaps Glasgow?

\Paul
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David McNay
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2012 5:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll speak to Adam about us sending a letter of thanks to him.

I've no idea how this came about, like you I'd be curious to know more.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2012 7:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good skills!

Might I suggest a collective pat on the back for a job well done?

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 9:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Several posts removed from this thread as they do not contribute to the subject at hand.

Please keep discussions on topic and remember forum etiquette.

Thank you.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 10:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have contacted Mr Maxwell through his website to thank him.

Regards

Adam
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 2:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent article, well done to everyone!

Stewart Maxwell is a member of the Cross Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Armed Forces Veterans (he is Deputy Convener).
Purpose of the group
To help the Scottish Parliament to address the challenges facing Veterans.
To provide MSPs with a source of information and expertise on issues relating to Scottish Veterans.
To bring together those with an interest in the well-being of Veterans.
To encourage co-operation in promoting the interests of Veterans and their involvement with the Scottish Parliament.
To assist the Scottish Parliament in meeting Veterans needs as well as benefiting from their experience.


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David McNay
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 4:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That might explain how he came to know about us.

The motion has had a fair amount of support:

http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/parliamentarybusiness/28877.aspx?SearchType=Advance&ReferenceNumbers=S4M-04765&ResultsPerPage=10

Good to see signatories from all four main parties in Scotland.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 10:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

so anyway.................I wrote to my MSP - Alex Fergusson to thank him for his support of this motion and he has replied asking for a meeting so I can explain our work in more detail.

This week just gets better and better

\Paul
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 11:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have also emailed my MSP, explaining the Group and the projects we do, and asking how we can take the support of this motion forward.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 8:37 pm    Post subject: Motion in Scottish parliament Reply with quote

Just had a reply from my MSP Graeme Dey , South Angus MSP . He said that he seems to have missed that motion but he will look at it on Monday when he is back at the Scottish Parliament . He reports too that Ministers are not allowed to sign Motions so thats why First Minister Alex Salmond and Deptuty First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has not signed the Motion ..

Greetings

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2012 6:36 am    Post subject: Re: Motion in Scottish parliament Reply with quote

Keptie wrote:
JHe reports too that Ministers are not allowed to sign Motions so thats why First Minister Alex Salmond and Deptuty First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has not signed the Motion ..



Ah, that will explain why my MSP has not signed either.

We've been told that the number of signatories the motion has at the moment is a very good amount for a motion.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2012 9:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great news folks. If anyone does get contacted by their MSP on the back of this please let us know so we make sure we have a co-ordinated response.

Thanks

Adam
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