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Speaker of the Scottish Parliament in Canada

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 century Scotland.

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...

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