The Prime Minister hails how “Scotland helps put the Great in Great Britain” in a message to celebrate St Andrew’s Day.
Wishing people in the UK and across the world a happy St Andrew’s Day, the Prime Minister said:
We live in uncertain times – but one thing remains a constant:
Scots making their mark on the world.
Whether it is the arts, sport, business, philanthropy or cutting-edge technology, you can bank on Scotland punching above its weight: taking on the world – and winning.
In the last year alone, its people have helped free Sierra Leone from the grip of Ebola – like the remarkable Pauline Cafferkey.
Our amazing GB Davis Cup team – led by the Murray brothers – played fantastic tennis in London and Glasgow.
Ayrshire Dunlop Cheese received protected status – joining foods like Stornoway black pudding and Shetland lamb.
The Forth Rail Bridge got world heritage status – the 6th site in Scotland to be recognised by UNESCO.
Glasgow once again showed the warmest of sporting welcomes – this time, to the World Gymnastics Championships.
And world-class laboratories, ship yards and factories across the central belt made a vital contribution both to our economy and to our defence.
Scotland is a constant source of pride and passion. It helps put the Great in Great Britain.
That’s why, during that tense match at Twickenham, the whole of the United Kingdom was willing on Greg Laidlaw and the entire Scottish rugby team.
It’s why the Saltire flies proudly around the world – and today, over Downing Street as well.
So I am delighted to wish everyone – in the UK and across the world – a very happy St Andrew’s Day.