Date lodged: 7 July 2017
To ask the Scottish Government what advice it gave Scottish Canals prior to the naming of the Queen Elizabeth II canal in Grangemouth, and what its position is on whether the Queen Elizabeth Canal may have been a more appropriate and historically accurate name in Scotland
Answered by: Humza Yousaf 27 July 2017
The Scottish Government did not give any advice to Scottish Canals regarding the choice of name for this new stretch of canal. The Scottish Government acts as the conduit to gain approval from the appropriate people to use certain names with a Royal connection. In this situation, permission was sought from the Royal Household.