Motion ref. S5M-02100
Welcoming the Foundation of the Finnish Scottish Society
Submitted by: Clare Haughey, Rutherglen, Scottish National Party.
Date lodged: Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Supported by: Clare Adamson, Tom Arthur, Colin Beattie, Bruce Crawford, James Dornan, Linda Fabiani, John Finnie, Kenneth Gibson, Bill Kidd, Gordon Lindhurst, Richard Lochhead, Richard Lyle, Angus MacDonald, Fulton MacGregor, Gillian Martin, Joan McAlpine, Ivan McKee, Stuart McMillan, Gil Paterson, Gail Ross, Alex Rowley, Maree Todd, David Torrance, Sandra White, Andy Wightman
That the Parliament welcomes the recent founding of the Finnish Scottish Society, which is based in Helsinki; notes that this is a non-political organisation aimed at fostering cultural and social links between Finland and Scotland, as well as being a point of contact for Scots and their families who are in Finland; further welcomes the aim of the society to bring together Scots in Finland and Finns who are interested in Scotland through events and activities, including art, music, food and history, and wishes the society every success in its cross-cultural endeavours.