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Rt Hon Henry McLeish, former First Minister for Scotland, on the British and Scottish situation post Brexit will present a discussion of Scotland and Britain - Post Brexit. It will include a Q&A session. This is program is part of the National Tartan Day celebration being held April 6, 2021 and is sponsored by The National Capital Tartan Day Committee.
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The National Capital Tartan Day Committee Presents
Scotland and Britain - Post Brexit A Presentation with Q & APresented by Rt. Hon. Henry McLeish Former First Minister of Scotland Rt Hon Henry McLeish, former First Minister for Scotland, on the British and Scottish situation post Brexit. For the past decade Mr McLeish has presented to leading Universities and Organizations on this topic and has also been a guest at National Tartan Day Celebrations throughout the years.
Tickets for the Tartan Day Events April 6 are:
$20 Members $25 Non-members
Ticket Bundle for 250th Anniversary of Sir Walter Scott, April 7 and Tartan Day April 6:
Tartan Day ticket purchasers also have the opportunity to bundle purchase tickets to the 250th Anniversary of Sir Walter Scott Event - April 7, 2021 starting at 6.30pm.
Tickets for the both April 6 and 7 events are:
$25 Members $35 Non-Members
Hosted Virtually by The American-Scottish Foundation This event is presented by the National Capital Tartan Day Committee.
Rt Hon. Henry McLeishRt Hon. Henry McLeish served as the second First Minister of Scotland, from 2000 to 2001. Former Scottish Labour Party politician, now author and academic. Formerly a professional football player, McLeish was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Central Fife from 1987 to 2001 and the Member of the Scottish Parliament for Central Fife from 1999 to 2003.
National Tartan Day HistoryAmericans of Scottish descent have played a vibrant and influential role in the development of this country. However not until 1997 was this influence recognized by a single-year U.S. Senate Resolution that appeared in the Congressional Record of April 7, 1997. In 1998, National Tartan Day of April 6 was officially recognized on a permanent basis when the U.S. Senate passed Senate Resolution 155 recognizing April 6th as National Tartan Day. This was followed by companion bill House Resolution 41 which was passed by the U.S. House of Representatives on March 9, 2005. The passage of this bill was due to the work of the National Capital Tartan Committee, Inc. and president James Morrison.
The date of April 6 commemorates the signing of the Declaration of Arbroath in 1320, which asserted Scotland's sovereignty over English territorial claims, and which was an influence on the American Declaration of Independence.
Canada has been celebrating "National Tartan Day" since 1993. The idea and motivation for creating a similar American holiday was provided by the Scottish Coalition, a group of national Scottish-American cultural organizations.