There are four questions to be put as a result of today’s business. The first question is, that amendment S5M-03748.2, in the name of Alexander Stewart, which seeks to amend motion S5M-03748, in the name of Fiona Hyslop, on celebrating our past: Scotland’s year of history, heritage and archaeology, be agreed to.
Amendment agreed to.
The Presiding Officer:
Amendment agreed to.
The next question is, that motion S5M-03748, in the name of Fiona Hyslop, on celebrating our past: Scotland’s year of history, heritage and archaeology, as amended, be agreed to.
Motion, as amended, agreed to,
That the Parliament recognises the contribution that Scotland’s Themed Years play in celebrating and promoting some of its greatest assets; welcomes the 2017 Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology and the opportunities that it provides to celebrate Scotland’s rich and vibrant history and heritage with the people of Scotland and visitors alike; acknowledges the social, cultural and economic benefits that can be realised by harnessing the opportunities offered by the Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology to raise the profile of Scotland, both nationally and internationally, as a world-class tourism destination; commends the leading role that VisitScotland is playing alongside other partners in promoting Scotland in the year of History, Heritage and Archaeology; encourages the Scottish Government to ensure that tourism and development agencies are adequately funded and resourced, and considers that adequate funding of local authorities, Historic Environment Scotland and other relevant agencies will be essential to maintain the quality and accessibility of museums, galleries and heritage sites in 2017 and beyond.
The final question is, that motion S5M-03514, in the name of Clare Adamson, on behalf of the Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee, be agreed to.
Motion agreed to,
That the Parliament notes the Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee’s 1st Report 2017 (Session 5),
(SP Paper 58), and agrees that the changes to Standing Orders set out in Annexe A of the report be made with effect from 2 February 2017.