Russia: Scotland

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 3rd November 2015.

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Photo of Douglas Chapman Douglas Chapman Scottish National Party, Dunfermline and West Fife

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the Russian government on strengthening cultural links between Russia and Scotland.

Photo of David Lidington David Lidington The Minister for Europe

The UK and Russia have a long history of cultural collaboration that encourages and strengthens people-to-people links.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) supports the annual ‘Days of Scotland’ cultural festival in Russia, and is hosting a reception at the Consulate General in St Petersburg this year. FCO officials have discussed Scotland’s cultural and and people-to-people links with Russian Government officials.

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