International Success for Shelby Watson

That the Parliament congratulates the 17-year-old wheelchair racer from Johnstonebridge, Shelby Watson, on her achievements at the Cerebral Palsy International Sports and Recreation Association World Games, at which she won gold in the 100, 200, 400, 800 and 1,500 metres;

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Congratulating Annan CAN Refurnish

That the Parliament congratulates the staff and volunteers at Annan CAN Refurnish on being awarded the Committed to Excellence award at the Scottish Awards for Business Excellence; acknowledges that the staff were praised for maintaining a consistently high level of best practice quality procedures within the scope of its business excellence strategy;

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Congratulations to Shelby Watson

That the Parliament congratulates Shelby Watson, who is a 17-year-old T33 wheelchair racer from Johnstonebridge, on winning gold in her category at the London mini-marathon; 

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Congratulations to Dumfries and Galloway's Young Scot Award Nominees

That the Parliament congratulates Michael Gowan, 21, from Dumfries and Claire Hastings, 25, from Holywood on being shortlisted for the Young Scot Awards 2015;

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DG Food and Drink

That the Parliament understands the importance of food and drink to the Scottish economy; believes that the Year of Food and Drink 2015 is a chance to spotlight, celebrate and promote Scotland’s natural produce; 

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Volunteering and Self-management

That the Parliament acknowledges the contribution of volunteers across Scotland to raising awareness of self-management;

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Bridging the Gap, Young Adult Carers in Scotland

That the Parliament acknowledges the launch on 29 January 2015 of Bridging the Gap: Young Adult Carers in Scotland, a report by Carers Trust Scotland;

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Prostate Cancer Charity Bowls Scotland Championships

That the Parliament congratulates Bowls Scotland for attracting up to 10,000 visitors to the recent Prostate Cancer Charity Bowls Scotland Championships at the National Centre for Bowling, Northfield, Ayr.

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Congratulating The Usual Place

That the Parliament congratulates the Inspired Community Enterprise Trust on acquiring the use of the former Townhead Church in Dumfries as a venue for a community cafe that is accessible to everyone, and for providing employability skills training for people between 16 and 26 with additional support needs;

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Congratulating Wilma Gunn on being appointed an MBE

That the Parliament congratulates Wilma Gunn, the chair and founder of Scottish HART, on being appointed an MBE in the Queen’s New Year Honours for services to cardiac health and charity;

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