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PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2011 11:31 am 
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Now the SNP are a majority government,isn`t the time right to declare St Andys Day a public holiday in Scotland,i remember Dennis Cannavan the msp for Falkirk West tablin a motion in Holyrood to get the 30th of November made a public holiday,canny quite mind how far it got,is it not an opt in or out for some business`s if they want it or not.A lack of money might be a factor(the government would have to fund it) as to why it has not been mentioned or a bill drafted for it.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2011 8:20 pm 
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I'm quite surprised they haven't done this. Maybe the business community don't want it during a recession?

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The Laird wrote:
I'm quite surprised they haven't done this. Maybe the business community don't want it during a recession?

That could be the case Laird,was just thinkin now the SNP are in power this could be the perfect opportunity for St Andys Day to be a public holiday :saltire:


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6th April too. We might need to scrap some existing public holidays if the business community has a genuine case.

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Talorgan wrote:
6th April too. We might need to scrap some existing public holidays if the business community has a genuine case.

Good point Talorgan, we could get rid of a couple of dross public hols for St Andys day and Declaration day,if business`s an the like agree.


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lothian lion wrote:
if business`s an the like agree


I must look up the number of days public holiday in Iceland and Norway.

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