Local MSP for the Linlithgow Constituency, Fiona Hyslop, has lodged a motion to the Scottish Parliament congratulating Elizabeth Park on being elected as the first female to the post of Provost of the Court of the Deacons of the Ancient and Royal Burgh of Linlithgow.
The Court is an organisation within Linlithgow that’s prime function is to finance, organise and manage the Riding of the Marches in the town of Linlithgow which dates back to the 1200s.
Elizabeth Park has served on the Deacons Court for over 25 years and has took on several roles within the organisation before being elected as Provost.
“I congratulate Liz on her election as Provost, and I would like to thank her for her continued dedicated and hard work for the Court. She has served the court in several different positions over a period of 25 years.”
“Liz’s election as the first female Provost of the Court of the Deacons is an important moment in Linlithgow history, and I wanted this significant election to be recognised in Parliament.”
“I wish Liz all the best in her new post and look forward to seeing what the Court of Deacons achieves in the future.”
That the Parliament congratulates Elizabeth Park on being elected as the first female to the post of Provost of the Court of the Deacons of the Ancient and Royal Burgh of Linlithgow, an organisation which has existed since 1975 and is made up of male and female volunteers elected to the Deacons Court, and Deacons from organisations in the town, with its prime function to finance, organise and manage the Riding of the Marches in the town of Linlithgow which dates back to the 1200s; acknowledges the hard work of Elizabeth Park who has served for over 25 years on the Deacons Court before becoming Provost; recognises the important work that the Deacons Court carries out in supporting the community and charitable work of the town and in celebrating the heritage, spirit and sense of community of the people of Linlithgow, and for their continuing dedication to the tradition of the annual Riding of Linlithgow Marches and wishes Elizabeth Park a successful period as Provost .