Stirling to Host its Biggest Ever Weekend of Entertainment

Motion S4M-09366: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 17/03/2014
Stirling to Host its Biggest Ever Weekend of Entertainment

That the Parliament welcomes the news that Stirling is to host its biggest ever weekend of entertainment from 27 to 29 June 2014, making it a national and international focus for celebration; considers that the Armed Forces Day National Event, Bannockburn Live and Pipefest will offer an unmissable combination of events, demonstrating the richness of Scotland’s culture and history; further welcomes what it believes will be the undoubted economic benefits to the city, with the Armed Forces Day National Event alone expected to generate an additional £1 million for the local economy and the same again in global publicity, and believes that the weekend is an important opportunity to focus the attention of the world on all that Stirling has to offer as a destination and will attract more visitors for the future, strengthen the local and national tourism industry and create opportunities for jobs and businesses.