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Text of Pauline McNeill MSP's Motion to the Scottish Parliament
Lodged on 21 April 2006
S2M-4276 Pauline McNeill (Glasgow Kelvin) (Lab) : Rock the Kelvin! Restore the Kelvingrove Park Bandstand and Amphitheatre— That the Parliament congratulates the Friends of Kelvingrove Park for their excellent campaign to have Glasgow’s last remaining bandstand restored to its former and deserved glory; notes the proposals to have Edinburgh’s Ross Bandstand upgraded as a major new cultural facility; further notes that Historic Scotland has declared that the Kelvingrove Park Bandstand has cultural and social significance; welcomes the support for the campaign from contemporary Scottish music acts Belle and Sebastian, Franz Ferdinand and Teenage Fanclub; further notes that the Heritage Lottery Fund, which is currently considering a funding application, has previously provided support to some 50-plus bandstand restoration projects across the United Kingdom, and calls on Glasgow City Council to lead the way in ensuring that a viable and sustainable future can be secured for this proud piece of the city’s heritage and so create a unique open air venue in the heart of Glasgow’s West End.
Supported by: Patrick Harvie, Bill Aitken, Jackie Baillie, Scott Barrie, Bill Butler, Robin Harper, Rosie Kane, Mr Frank McAveety, Nora Radcliffe, Trish Godman, Fiona Hyslop, Carolyn Leckie, Ms Rosemary Byrne, Donald Gorrie, Eleanor Scott, Tommy Sheridan, Ms Sandra White, Jean Turner, Linda Fabiani
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