25th Anniversary of Perth Twinning with Bydgoszcz
- Submitted by: Jim Fairlie, Perthshire South and Kinross-shire, Scottish National Party.
- Date lodged: Thursday, 02 February 2023
- Motion reference: S6M-07705
That the Parliament congratulates the cities of Perth and Bydgoszcz on the 25th anniversary of their city twinning agreement; understands that representatives of Bydgoszcz will be invited to attend a celebratory weekend of events in Perth scheduled between 8 and 12 June 2023, with reciprocal events taking place in September; believes that Perthshire has one of the largest Polish communities in Scotland, with many Poles staying on after the Second World War, while a number have settled in the area more recently; commends the significant support it considers that the Polish community has given to Ukrainian refugees, both in Perth and Kinross and in Poland, as noted in a recent Perth and Kinross Council report; believes that the planned events offer a great opportunity to celebrate the links between Perthshire and Bydgoszcz, and wishes all involved every success.
Karen Adam, Clare Adamson, Jeremy Balfour, Colin Beattie, Neil Bibby, Miles Briggs, Siobhian Brown, Alexander Burnett, Stephanie Callaghan, Maggie Chapman, Graeme Dey, Natalie Don, Jackie Dunbar, Pam Duncan-Glancy, Annabelle Ewing, Murdo Fraser, Kenneth Gibson, Pam Gosal, Bill Kidd, Ruth Maguire, Stuart McMillan, Jenni Minto, Alexander Stewart, Paul Sweeney, Michelle Thomson, David Torrance, Evelyn Tweed, Mercedes Villalba