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The Secretary of State for Scotland Michael Moore MP has sent his best wishes to people across Scotland as they celebrate Diwali, the Festival of Lights.
Michael Moore said: “Diwali is a time of celebration and coming together for a diverse range of our communities and I extend my warm wishes to those celebrating here in Scotland and across the world.
“It is a time of reflection for different generations of Hindus, Sikhs, Jains and Buddhists and a chance to look to the future with hope and renewed energy. I wish everyone a happy and peaceful Diwali and thank them for the contribution they make to our society here in Scotland.”