This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government
The Secretary of State for Scotland, Michael Moore has called on everyone in Scotland to use our national day to celebrate our achievements as a nation and to pause for thought in the midst of great global, economic and constitutional challenges.
The Secretary of State said:
“I want to wish Scots everywhere a happy St Andrew’s Day.
“As a nation Scotland is united in the pride we share no matter where we are in the world and our national day allows us to reflect on what we have achieved.
“We are proud of our history. Scottish authors, entrepreneurs, inventors and poets have left an indelible mark on all corners of the globe.
“We face many choices, none more important that the referendum which will determine the future of our country. St Andrews Day shows us we can celebrate our Scottishness while remaining part of the most successful family of nations in history - the UK.”