Motion: Book Week Scotland

Book Week Scotland
That the Parliament celebrates the announcement by the Cabinet Secretary for Culture and External Affairs of Scotland’s first ever Book Week; understands that this will take place between 26 November and 2 December 2012; welcomes the news that the various projects and events taking place that week will be free, thus widening the possibility for participation by all; encourages the public to submit its favourite places for inclusion in an anthology of writing called My Favourite Places as part of Book Week Scotland; recognises the social, educational and cultural benefits of encouraging all of Scotland to take up or continue reading as a leisure activity; believes Scotland’s wealth of literary and creative talent to be one of its great strengths, and looks forward to these strengths being promoted as part of Book Week Scotland.

Supported by: John Mason, John Finnie, Annabelle Ewing, Kevin Stewart, Margaret Burgess, Roderick Campbell, Fiona McLeod, Hanzala Malik, Liam McArthur, Anne McTaggart, Dennis Robertson, Kenneth Gibson, Mike MacKenzie, Bill Kidd, Mark McDonald, Dave Thompson, Joe FitzPatrick, Aileen McLeod, Adam Ingram, Jamie Hepburn, Gil Paterson, Richard Lyle, Joan McAlpine, Bob Doris, Colin Beattie, Paul Wheelhouse, Chic Brodie, Rhoda Grant, Stuart McMillan, James Dornan, Maureen Watt, Alison Johnstone, Stewart Maxwell