Call for everyone to celebrate St Andrew’s Day

The national flag - known as the cross of St Andrew or Saltire.Picture  Comp
The national flag - known as the cross of St Andrew or Saltire.Picture Comp
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A leading figure in the independence campaign and a former Labour lord provost of Edinburgh have come together to urge all Scots to celebrate the country’s national day today regardless of how they voted in the referendum.

Dennis Canavan, who chaired the Yes Scotland advisory board, and Eric Milligan, who was Lord Provost for seven years, issued a joint plea for everyone tpo join in the celebrations.

The two veteran politicians said that both Scotland’s flag and Scotland’s national day were “not the property of any single group or political party”.

Mr Canavan, a former Labour MP who was also an independent MSP, successfully introduced legislation at Holyrood to make the day a bank holiday in Scotland.

Along with Mr Milligan, he said: “We call on all the people of Scotland to celebrate our national day, whatever way they voted in the referendum.”

They stated: “St Andrew’s Day is not the property of any single group or political party.