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Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament at 5:00 pm on 27th November 2008.

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Photo of Alex Fergusson Alex Fergusson None 5:00 pm, 27th November 2008

The next question is, that motion S3M-2965, in the name of Linda Fabiani, on St Andrew's day, as amended, be agreed to.

Motion, as amended, agreed to.

Resolved,

That the Parliament believes in the importance of St Andrew's Day, Scotland's national day; recognises the opportunity that it presents for everyone in Scotland, and friends of Scotland around the world, to celebrate our history, culture and traditions as well as the vibrant, creative and dynamic nation that Scotland is today; notes the Scottish Government's support for a programme of events throughout Scotland as part of the Winter Festival; supports the opportunity that St Andrew's Day provides to prepare the way for the 2009 Year of Homecoming, which will give a much-needed boost to the Scottish tourism sector and to the economy generally, and welcomes the example set by the ancient burgh of St Andrews in organising its own programme of events for St Andrew's Day, which provides an appropriate focus for the nation's celebrations at this time of year.