Last of the Westland Whigs

In the late 17th century, the 'Westland Whigs' were the radical descendants of earlier Covenanters who had defied the absolutist rule of Stuart kings in south west Scotland.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Scottish Parliament 15 February 2007

Business Programme for 15 February 2007

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business – debate on the subject of S2M-5444 Dr Elaine Murray: Threat to Crichton Campus in Dumfries

2M-5444# Dr Elaine Murray: Threat to Crichton Campus in Dumfries

—That the Parliament recognises and applauds the success of the Crichton university campus in Dumfries over the past seven years and the contribution made by all stakeholders involved in this unique partnership; is therefore concerned that the University of Glasgow is considering reducing its presence on the campus and possibly withdrawing from the site; notes that the University of Glasgow is considering this action because of an £800,000 annual shortfall in running its campus at the Crichton, and considers that the Scottish Funding Council should assist the University of Glasgow to maintain its presence at its Dumfries site and that the University of Glasgow should defer making any decision to reduce its presence or to withdraw from the site until after this year’s spending review and the forthcoming review of higher education funding.

Supported by: Murray Tosh, Tommy Sheridan, Alasdair Morgan, Chris Ballance, Alex Neil, Robin Harper, Linda Fabiani, Donald Gorrie, Bill Butler, Peter Peacock, Maureen Macmillan, Eleanor Scott, Rosie Kane, Mr Frank McAveety, Derek Brownlee, Fiona Hyslop, Frances Curran, Ms Rosemary Byrne, Mr Jamie Stone, Trish Godman, Mr David Davidson, Shiona Baird, Mr Adam Ingram, Christine Grahame, Alex Fergusson


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