Will Scotland's MSPs please vote: "Aye".
John Home-Robertson Asks Fellow MSPs to Support Battle Heritage Trust
It is with great pleasure that we record that our MSP, John Home-Robertson, whose support has been unwavering from the very outset of our Campaign, has posted a Parliamentary Motion to fellow MSPs asking them to indicate their support for what the Heritage Trust is determined to accomplish. The Motion as e-tabled by John is given below and, as of St. Valentine's Day, 24 MSPs from all parties have so far signed.
John wrote to his fellow parliamentarians as follows:
I would appreciate support from Jacobites, Hanoverians and agnostics for this motion backing the local community heritage group at Prestonpans and calling for action to protect and recognise battlefield sites.
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S2M-5566♦ John Home Robertson: The Battle of Prestonpans, 1745 — "That the Parliament acknowledges the historic significance of battlefield sites from Scotland’s violent past and notes the success of the National Trust for Scotland in interpreting the site of the final defeat of the Jacobite army at Culloden Moor; recognises the powerful case for protection and appropriate management of hitherto neglected battlefield sites throughout Scotland; pays tribute to the Battle of Prestonpans (1745) Heritage Trust for its proposals to preserve, enhance and interpret the site of the Jacobite victory of 21 September 1745 and welcomes the active support of the wider local community for this initiative, and hopes that the battlefield site at Prestonpans will be protected and made accessible for the benefit of local people and visitors".
Published Date: February 15th 2007