St Patrick’s Day

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament at on 17 March 2011.

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Photo of Elaine Smith Elaine Smith Labour

Is the minister aware that the St Patrick’s day festival in Coatbridge is one of the biggest festivities of the type in the world? Will she congratulate its organisers on their hard work, which enables Irish culture and history to be celebrated over the course of the two-week festival? Will she join me in urging Scots with Irish heritage to tick the Irish ethnicity box on the census form?