A PARLIAMENTARY motion congratulating the chairman of St Margaret of Scotland Hospice has been supported by scores of MSPs.
Gil Paterson lodged the motion commending Professor Leo Martin on receiving an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.
The honour was bestowed upon Professor Martin for his services to healthcare and education over the decades.
The new MBE is a professor of law at the University of Strathclyde and a founding partner of Sinclair McCormick Giusti Martin law company, and was the first chairman of John Wheatley College in Glasgow.
Mr Paterson said: “I would like to congratulate Professor Martin for this outstanding achievement. I’m thrilled his devotion to healthcare and education has been recognised.
“I am especially pleased for St Margaret of Scotland Hospice, to have yet another of its exceptional staff recognised. They will be very proud of Professor Martin, who is clearly an exemplary force in healthcare, education and the law.”
Press release from Gil Paterson MSP by Alan Ferguson (07342 061722)
The motion reads:
That the Parliament congratulates Professor Leo Martin, chairman of St Margaret of Scotland Hospice, on being appointed an MBE in The Queen’s Birthday Honours List; notes the honour was bestowed on Professor Martin for his services to healthcare and education; understands that he has been in the role for 20 years, is a professor of law at the University of Strathclyde, is a founding partner of Sinclair McCormick Giusti Martin and was the first chairman of John Wheatley College in Glasgow, and thanks Professor Martin and all at St Margaret of Scotland Hospice.
Supported by: Bill Kidd, Rona Mackay, Clare Haughey, Gordon Lindhurst, Edward Mountain, Richard Lyle, Bob Doris, Sandra White, Joan McAlpine, Stuart McMillan, Stewart Stevenson, Ivan McKee, Ash Denham, David Torrance, Fulton MacGregor