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Petition by Lydia Reid  
Closed Petitions - Petition PE1373  
Petition by Lydia Reid and Sammy Lowrie calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to instruct Historic Scotland to ensure that great patriot of Scotland, Bishop Robert Wishart, has the Scottish saltire hanging above or beside his effigy in Glasgow Cathedral and that he is recognised by an official plaque and a designated area within the Cathedral to show his contribution to Scottish history.  
Petitioner: Lydia Reid  
Number of signatures: 351  
Date lodged: 15 November 2010  
SPICe Briefing: Briefing for PE1373 

Written Submissions for PE1373  

Written Questions for PE1373  

7 December 2010 :   The Committee agreed to write to Historic Scotland seeking responses to points raised during the discussion. Link to Official Report 7 December 2010" 

8 March 2011 :   The Committee agreed to close the petition under Rule 15.7 of Standing Orders on the grounds that Historic Scotland is committed to providing an interpretation panel with information about Bishop Wishart and his role in Scottish history which will stand alongside the tomb to inform and educate visitors as to his significance. Further, Historic Scotland will investigate a way of incorporating a Saltire within this panel, through illustration and possibly by fixing a small flag to the panel itself, should this be feasible, and the petitioners will have sight of this before it is produced. Link to Official Report 8 March 2011" 

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