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Michael Moore has called on everyone in Scotland to use our national day to reflect on the future of our country and its prospects as we face both global economic and constitutional uncertainty.
Hosting a reception in Brazil during Scotland’s biggest ever trade mission to the country with SCDI, the Secretary of State said:
“Celebrating our national day is a chance to reflect on our achievements, hopes and values as a nation both at home and abroad. We can do so with pride knowing that Scots have helped shape the world for the better in the past and continue to do so in the present day, whether living here or as part of the wide diaspora across the globe.
“Scotland continues to play an important part in the world and I am spending this St Andrew’s Day on the largest ever trade mission to Brazil by Scottish companies as we look to establish links and create opportunities in important markets around the world. Our vision for Scotland must be ambitious, global and long-term. We are flying the Saltire for Scotland and we can do so much higher, further and far more effectively as part of the UK.”