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The Passing of George Marwick

  • Submitted by: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats.
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 06 September 2023
  • Motion reference: S6M-10338

That the Parliament notes with sadness the passing of George Marwick CVO at the age of 91; pays tribute to Mr Marwick's long and distinguished career of public service in Orkney; understands that Mr Marwick was elected to Orkney Islands Council (OIC) in the very first set of elections in 1974, and was the first convener of the new council; recognises the key role that Mr Marwick played in the first years of OIC's existence; further understands that, after being made a Deputy Lieutenant in 1976 and then Vice Lord-Lieutenant in 1995, Mr Marwick became Lord-Lieutenant of Orkney in 1997 and served for 10 years; believes that Mr Marwick was one of only two people to have served as both convener and Lord-Lieutenant in Orkney, an impressive symbol of his commitment to the county; offers thanks for Mr Marwick’s years of service to the Orkney community, and extends sincere condolences to his wife, Norma, and daughters Anne, Kareen and Ingrid.

Supported by: Karen Adam, Clare Adamson, Colin Beattie, Miles Briggs, Alexander Burnett, Stephanie Callaghan, Donald Cameron, Jackson Carlaw, Pam Duncan-Glancy, Annabelle Ewing, Kenneth Gibson, Pam Gosal, Jamie Halcro Johnston, Bill Kidd, Douglas Lumsden, Roz McCall, Stuart McMillan, Audrey Nicoll, Douglas Ross, Kevin Stewart, Paul Sweeney, David Torrance, Sue Webber, Tess White, Beatrice Wishart