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Ardrossan Castle

EDM number 264 in 2017-19, proposed by Patricia Gibson on 05/09/2017.
Categorised under the topic of Cultural heritage.

That this House notes that Ardrossan Castle has been officially recognised as one of Scotland's Hidden Gems, having been voted one of the top six sites in the Dig It Hidden Gems Competition, as part of the Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology; understands that the present ruins, parts of which date from the 15th century, sit on the site of an earlier structure; realises that Ardrossan Castle was partly destroyed during the Scottish Wars of Independence, in fighting involving William Wallace, but that it remained until 1648, when Oliver Cromwell's troops destroyed it; congratulates all those involved in Ardrossan Castle Heritage Society for the hard work and commitment they put in year after year to improving and publicising the castle and its history; appreciates the efforts involved in connecting the castle with the local community though events including the successful Ardrossan Castle Carnival; applauds the young volunteers who recently received Heritage Hero, Saltire, and John Muir awards for the significant improvement work they undertook at Ardrossan Castle arid Castle Hill; further notes the community spirit of Breen Roofing whose workshop facilities formed part of these efforts; and commends the whole community for its support in securing this fantastic accolade for Ardrossan Castle.

This motion has been signed by a total of 14 MPs.

Patricia Gibson05/09/2017North Ayrshire and ArranScottish National PartyProposed
Brendan O'Hara05/09/2017Argyll and ButeScottish National PartySeconded
Carol Monaghan05/09/2017Glasgow North WestScottish National PartySeconded
Stewart McDonald06/09/2017Glasgow SouthScottish National PartySeconded
Martyn Day06/09/2017Linlithgow and East FalkirkScottish National PartySeconded
David Linden06/09/2017Glasgow EastScottish National PartySeconded
Jim Shannon06/09/2017StrangfordDUPSigned
Chris Stephens06/09/2017Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySigned
Chris Law07/09/2017Dundee WestScottish National PartySigned
Stephen Gethins13/09/2017North East FifeScottish National PartySigned
Patrick Grady14/09/2017Glasgow NorthScottish National PartySigned
Alan Brown09/10/2017Kilmarnock and LoudounScottish National PartySigned
Drew Hendry09/10/2017Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and StrathspeyScottish National PartySigned
Neil Gray11/10/2017Airdrie and ShottsScottish National PartySigned

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