St Andrew’s Day

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 27th November 2012.

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Photo of Stewart Stevenson Stewart Stevenson Scottish National Party

I no longer speak for the Scottish Government; John Park will need to ask others whether that is what they want.

The remains of St Andrew were taken to the ends of the earth, so it is no wonder that Scots, who travelled to the ends of the earth, adopted him as our saint. I visited Hebron in the West Bank in the 1970s and, a thousand years later, there were freckled Arabs with red hair. The footprint of the Scots is everywhere, as is the footprint of St Andrew.