– Scottish Parliament written question – answered on 23rd January 2003.

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Photo of David Mundell David Mundell Conservative

Question S1F-2419

To ask the First Minister what progress the Scottish Executive has made in promoting the life and works of Robert Burns.

Photo of Rt Hon Jack McConnell Rt Hon Jack McConnell Labour

The life and works of Robert Burns are rightly celebrated the world over – promoting Scotland, our history and our culture.

In Scotland, new resources are assisting Burn’s promotion in schools, the arts and tourism. In particular, following the success of the 2002 Burns a’ That Festival, ministers will contribute a further £100,000 to this event.

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