George Reid, the Speaker of
the Scottish Parliament, was in Toronto on 28th November 2006 helping to
launch The Scotland Funds - A Charity for People who love Scotland.
I also managed to video
almost all of his talk apart from the first few seconds. It went down very
well indeed and I think you'll enjoy listening to it.
As the brochure said...
Our mission is to build a
global network of influence among the Scots diaspora beginning in North
America, our largest diaspora homeland, but reaching out to people of
Scots descent around the world.
We will build The Scotland
Funds wherever Scots meet, wherever they talk about Scotland and wherever
they decide to make a difference through the funding of projects of
excellence in education, arts, culture and enterprise in our new 21st
We have no false modesty or
meagre ambitions. We have a new Parliament in Edinburgh, the first in 300
years, new opportunities and new dreams for Scotland. A country cannot
exist solely on it's memories, wonderful though they may be. Our task is
to deliver dreams as well as memories.
Also took a few other
pictures while I was there and here they are...