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Prime Minister David Cameron has sent a message wishing all Scots a happy St Andrew’s Day:
Mr Cameron said:
For centuries, Scotland’s greatest asset and greatest export has been its people.
Scotland’s people are international in their outlook and have taken their flair, inventiveness and determination to succeed to the 4 corners of the globe. Scots are aspirational for themselves and their country.
Scots have helped bring peace and security to nations, made some of the world’s greatest inventions, and been at the forefront of international trade in every continent.
Scottish companies and Scottish people are a critical part of the UK’s efforts to compete in the global race.
A small country with a big heart and a big voice. Scots and Scotland have done so much to shape our modern world. So this is a day for everyone to celebrate our shared history and look forward to our future prosperity together.
A happy St Andrew’s Day to all Scots - wherever you are.