Paisley’s Olympic Sport

GeorgeGeorge lodged the following motion at parliament.

Success in Paisley’s Olympic Sport 

That the Parliament congratulates the GB men’s and women’s curling teams on reaching the final and semi-finals respectively at the 2014 Winter Olympics; recognises the efforts of the team members and everybody else involved with this achievement; considers that curling is Paisley’s Olympic sport as the first written record of a curling match was in 1540 by John McQuhin, a notary from the town; understands that this game took place on the White Cart, which is a natural weir in the heart of the town, and was between John Sclater, a monk from Paisley Abbey, and Gavin Hamilton, a representative of the Abbot at the Hamills; notes what it sees as the continued high standard of curling in Scotland, and looks forward to continued success in the sport.