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Forth Bridge, UNESCO World Heritage Site

EDM number 284 in 2015-16, proposed by Michelle Thomson on 13/07/2015.
Categorised under the topics of Cultural heritage and Railways.

That this House notes, with great pleasure, the listing of that triumph of Victorian design, the Forth Bridge, also known as the Forth Rail Bridge, as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the fifth such site of special cultural or physical significance in Scotland, the 28th in these islands; welcomes this acknowledgement of our social, historical and engineering heritage, and of the importance of preserving it for future generations; further notes that it has been an active rail bridge for 125 years and remains the second longest single cantilever bridge in the world, after being the longest such structure until 1917; notes that its starkly exposed structural components, showing off 60,000 tonnes of Scottish steel, have stood as a proud landmark, demonstrating beauty in form subordinate to function, while also remaining an important working part of the transport infrastructure linking North and South Queensferry via Inchgarvie; notes that the 8,296 foot length serves hundreds of trains daily, and so is a working monument to the great architectural infrastructure set up by our rail heritage; and hopes that its painting may never end.

This motion has been signed by a total of 60 MPs.

Michelle Thomson13/07/2015Edinburgh WestScottish National PartyProposed
Philippa Whitford13/07/2015Central AyrshireScottish National PartySeconded
Pete Wishart13/07/2015Perth and North PerthshireScottish National PartySeconded
Tasmina Sheikh13/07/2015Ochil and South PerthshireScottish National PartySeconded
Drew Hendry13/07/2015Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and StrathspeyScottish National PartySeconded
Patricia Gibson13/07/2015North Ayrshire and ArranScottish National PartySeconded
Marion Fellows13/07/2015Motherwell and WishawScottish National PartySigned
Alan Meale13/07/2015MansfieldLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn13/07/2015Islington NorthLabourSigned
Martin Docherty13/07/2015West DunbartonshireScottish National PartySigned
Corri Wilson13/07/2015Ayr, Carrick and CumnockScottish National PartySigned
Neil Gray13/07/2015Airdrie and ShottsScottish National PartySigned
Chris Law13/07/2015Dundee WestScottish National PartySigned
Calum Kerr13/07/2015Berwickshire, Roxburgh and SelkirkScottish National PartySigned
Stewart McDonald13/07/2015Glasgow SouthScottish National PartySigned
Chris Stephens13/07/2015Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySigned
Callum McCaig13/07/2015Aberdeen SouthScottish National PartySigned
Patrick Grady13/07/2015Glasgow NorthScottish National PartySigned
Peter Grant13/07/2015GlenrothesScottish National PartySigned
Brendan O'Hara13/07/2015Argyll and ButeScottish National PartySigned
Roger Mullin13/07/2015Kirkcaldy and CowdenbeathScottish National PartySigned
Angus MacNeil13/07/2015Na h-Eileanan an IarScottish National PartySigned
Deidre Brock13/07/2015Edinburgh North and LeithScottish National PartySigned
Lady Hermon14/07/2015North DownIndependentSigned
Alex Salmond14/07/2015Signed
Ian Blackford14/07/2015Ross, Skye and LochaberScottish National PartySigned
Virendra Sharma14/07/2015Ealing, SouthallLabourSigned
Paul Monaghan14/07/2015Caithness, Sutherland and Easter RossScottish National PartySigned
George Kerevan14/07/2015East LothianScottish National PartySigned
Michael Weir14/07/2015AngusScottish National PartySigned
Martyn Day14/07/2015Linlithgow and East FalkirkScottish National PartySigned
Eilidh Whiteford14/07/2015Banff and BuchanScottish National PartySigned
John McDonnell14/07/2015Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
Stuart Donaldson15/07/2015West Aberdeenshire and KincardineScottish National PartySigned
Kirsten Oswald15/07/2015East RenfrewshireScottish National PartySigned
Kelvin Hopkins15/07/2015Luton NorthLabourSigned
Jeffrey M Donaldson15/07/2015Lagan ValleyDUPSigned
Nigel Evans15/07/2015Ribble ValleyConservativeSigned
Paul Flynn15/07/2015Newport WestLabourSigned
Phil Boswell16/07/2015Coatbridge, Chryston and BellshillScottish National PartySigned
Stephen Gethins16/07/2015North East FifeScottish National PartySigned
Tommy Sheppard16/07/2015Edinburgh EastScottish National PartySigned
Carol Monaghan16/07/2015Glasgow North WestScottish National PartySigned
Natalie McGarry20/07/2015Glasgow EastScottish National PartySigned
Alan Brown20/07/2015Kilmarnock and LoudounScottish National PartySigned
Mike Gapes20/07/2015Ilford SouthLabourSigned
Douglas Chapman20/07/2015Dunfermline and West FifeScottish National PartySigned
Gavin Newlands20/07/2015Paisley and Renfrewshire NorthScottish National PartySigned
Owen Thompson21/07/2015MidlothianScottish National PartySigned
Kirsty Blackman21/07/2015Aberdeen NorthScottish National PartySigned
Mhairi Black21/07/2015Paisley and Renfrewshire SouthScottish National PartySigned
Alison Thewliss21/07/2015Glasgow CentralScottish National PartySigned
Alasdair McDonnell21/07/2015Belfast SouthSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
David Anderson21/07/2015BlaydonLabourSigned
Lisa Cameron07/09/2015East Kilbride, Strathaven and LesmahagowScottish National PartySigned
Nicholas Soames07/09/2015Mid SussexConservativeSigned
Joanna Cherry07/09/2015Edinburgh South WestScottish National PartySigned
Angela Crawley08/09/2015Lanark and Hamilton EastScottish National PartySigned
Margaret Ferrier09/09/2015Rutherglen and Hamilton WestScottish National PartySigned
Anne McLaughlin17/09/2015Glasgow North EastScottish National PartySigned

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