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"Politics is all about people. As a Central Scotland MSP it is both a pleasure and a privilege to meet and become involved with a hugely diverse number of people and organisations"

Margaret Mitchell
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Archive for September 2012

Scotland’s Festival of History

Sep. 28th 2012

That the Parliament acknowledges that Chaterlherault was recently host to Scotland’s Festival of History, the largest history and re-enactment event north of Birmingham; understands that 2,000 visitors attended the event, which was volunteer run, and were able to learn about history from the Iron Age through to World War Two; recognises that this year’s festival was smaller than the planned return of the festival to Chaterlherault in 2013, which it is hoped will be at least 10 times larger; further notes that this year’s festival included demonstrations about both world wars, the US Civil War and Viking history, with the opportunity for visitors to watch mock battles and try on costumes from various periods; considers that there is a strong link between Scotland’s history and tourism industry and believes that Scotland’s Festival of History is an excellent way for people to learn about Scotland’s history and how their ancestors lived as well as contributing to Lanarkshire’s economy, and hopes the festival will be even more successful in 2013.

Posted by Kate | in Latest news, Motions, Parliament

CPG on The Caribbean

Sep. 21st 2012

 

The members of the CPG on The Caribbean.

This week the CPG on The Caribbean met at the parliament to discuss its on-going work programme.

The group aims to advance the mutual interests of Scotland and the Caribbean in areas such as trade, investment, tourism and to representing the interests of people with a Caribbean background living and working in Scotland.

The group discussed developments in the possible twinning of towns in Scotland and the Caribbean; the issue of direct flights from Scotland to the Caribbean; the success and possible expansion of the Celtic Festival and forthcoming talks throughout Scotland exploring its historical links with Jamaica.


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