Celebrating St Andrew’s Day with kindness

St AndrewÕs Fair Saturday festival 1 SA : Ben Macpherson MSP, Minister for Europe, Migration and International Development, and Jordi Albareda, Fair Saturday Director and Founder launch #MakeSomeonesDay Ð a new campaign which urges Scots to spread a little kindness this St AndrewÕs Day in celebration of the nationÕs shared values and inclusive view of the world. They were joined by performers from Nevis Ensemble and Loud Poets. Ben Macpherson MSP, Minister for Europe, Migration and International Development, and Jordi Albareda, Fair Saturday Director and Founder with Guro Bergseng Skullerud, Heidi van der Swaagh and Georgina Finlayson of the Nevis Ensemble at St Andrew Square, Edinburgh Nevis Ensemble are :- Heidi van der Swaagh (cello) Helene Lunde Heggstad (clarinet) Laetitia Panettier (violin) Georgina Finlayson MacDonell (violin) Richard Scholfield (saxophone) Roanna Tait (violin) Gabriela Jaros (flute) Guro Bergseng Skullerud (trumpet) Loud Poets - Katie Ailes and Kevin Mclean Ben Macpherson, Minister for Europe, Migration and International Development and Jordi Albareda, Fair Saturday Director and Founder enjoy the performance by Nevis Ensemble Street Orchestra and the Scottish Poetry Library at St Andrew Square, Edinburgh. Picture by Stewart Attwood All images © Stewart Attwood Photography 2018. All other rights are reserved. Use in any other context is expressly prohibited without prior permission. No Syndication Permitted.

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This St Andrew’s Day (Friday) the Scottish government are encouraging us all to do something kind and make someone’s day.

On Arran the #MakeSomeonesDay campaign has been taken up by the Glen Estate Lunch Club in Brodick who are asking businesses on the island if they can spare a chef for one day to prepare and cook a two course meal. The club are also always on the lookout for volunteers.

However, simply checking on an elderly neighbour or doing the shopping for a poorly friend  – any act of kindness is being encouraged today.

Ben Macpherson, minister for Europe, migration and international development, said: ‘This year we can all show the best of what it means to be Scottish by each of us doing something small to #MakeSomeonesDay. If each of us does something kind for someone else, together we can make a big, positive impact for the benefit of the whole of Scotland.’

If the lunch club can borrow your chef please contact Bobbi Mulholland at the Arran CVS on 600611.

Ben Macpherson at the launch of the nationwide campaign in St Andrew Square in Edinburgh. Photo Stewart Attwood NO_48andrew01