Issue - meetings

Congratulatory Motions

Meeting: 30/06/2022 - City of Edinburgh Council (Item 9)

By Councillor Graham - Ian Rankin

By Councillor Graham - Ian Rankin


“This Council congratulates Sir Ian Rankin on his Knighthood in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list 2022. I understand that this has been awarded for his services to Literature and generous Charitable Work.


Sir Ian’s literary career has spanned almost 40 years and spawned the Edinburgh characters Inspector John Rebus and Malcom Fox along with many others. Rebus has created a worldwide interest in Edinburgh and its environs. Sir Ian has made a significant contribution to contemporary Scottish Literature. 


Council further notes his charitable work not only through his own Charitable Trust but also over the years generously giving both his time and resources to organisations throughout the City.


Council thanks Sir Ian for his continued charitable work and his remarkable contribution to Scottish Culture.”

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