Parliamentary Motion on Uist and Lewis as Social Enterprise Places

Alasdair Allan, MSP for Na h-Eileanan an Iar (the Outer Hebrides) has sent …
 
“Congratulations to the social enterprise community in Uist and Lewis for the work you’ve done to become the first areas within this new scheme.
 
I have marked this with a motion lodged in the Scottish Parliament highlighting the vital contribution which social enterprises make to Na h-Eileanan an Iar: https://beta.parliament.scot/chamber-and-committees/votes-and-motions/votes-and-motions-search/S5M-23873

Motion ref. S5M-23873
Uist and Lewis Recognised as Social Enterprise Places
Submitted by: Alasdair Allan, Na h-Eileanan an Iar, Scottish National Party.
Date lodged: Friday, January 15, 2021
Supported by: Annabelle Ewing, Kenneth Gibson, Emma Harper, Bill Kidd, Stuart McMillan, Gil Paterson, Stewart Stevenson

That the Parliament congratulates Uist and Lewis on being recognised as the first communities within the Social Enterprise Places Scotland scheme; notes that Social Enterprise Places are local areas where social enterprise activity is thriving; understands that the programme was launched in November 2019 and aims to promote, raise awareness and build markets for social enterprises; further understands that Scottish islands have the highest densities of social enterprises per capita in Scotland and generate 10% of all jobs for people under 40 in island areas; notes that social enterprises, which reinvest their profits to create positive change, provide vital services and infrastructure contributing to public life, particularly throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, and wishes social enterprise continued success during, and beyond, these challenging times.

Leis gach deagh dhùrachd

Alasdair Allan
MSP for Na h-Eileanan an Iar
alasdair.allan.msp@parliament.scot
01851 700357
20 Kenneth Street, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, HS1 2DR
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