Like many Buddies, George was in the centre of Paisley on Saturday night to watch the fireworks display. Ever since Derek MacKay MSP moved the display from Seedhill Road Playing Field’s into the centre of Paisley, in his previous capacity as Leader of Renfrewshire Council, crowds have flocked to see the sky light up over Paisley Town Hall and the Abbey. On the Monday morning after the display, George lodged the motion below at parliament, highlighting what a great occasion it was and was keen to point out the work done by Renfrewshire Council staff in the set up and, not so glamerous, the clear up of the event. Below the motion are all the MSP’s who have supported the motion.
Motion S4M-04686: George Adam, Paisley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 05/11/2012
That the Parliament congratulates Paisley on organising what it considers another hugely successful fireworks display in the heart of the town centre, which saw 40,000 people gather for a winter celebration that lasted over six hours and catered for all ages; understands that this follows a similarly successful event in 2011; commends all those who worked their utmost on the event, including the Renfrewshire Council staff who played a major part in setting up all of the entertainment and clearing up the town centre afterwards, leaving it in what it considers was a spotless condition; believes that this was a big boost for businesses, and fully expects Paisley as a whole to benefit from increased footfall as a result of visitors seeing what it believes this great town has to offer.
Supported by: Joan McAlpine, Adam Ingram, Bill Kidd, David Torrance, Willie Coffey, Rob Gibson, Annabelle Ewing, Roderick Campbell, Mark McDonald, Gordon MacDonald, Richard Lyle, Nigel Don, Stuart McMillan, Dennis Robertson, Angus MacDonald, Mike MacKenzie, Colin Beattie, Kevin Stewart, Jamie Hepburn, Bob Doris, Gil Paterson