Wedding Guidance

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 9th September 2020.

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Photo of Fergus Ewing Fergus Ewing Scottish National Party

I have been in regular contact with businesses, not least in Gretna Green, that have had devastating impacts. I have sought to maintain that contact and will do so. I say to the member to try to bear in mind that we are in the middle of a pandemic. We have to take decisions in Government that involve people’s lives as well as their livelihoods, which is an extremely difficult balance. We are not saying that we get everything right—the First Minister has made that absolutely clear—but I ask the member to please give us credit for taking those matters extremely seriously.