18 July 2015
Throughout 2015, as we celebrate our year of Food and Drink in Scotland, we are reminded again of the power of sharing food. Sharing a meal can strengthen our relationships with each other, it can give us an insight into a new culture, connect us to new people or help us to heal our divisions.
This Eid al-Fitr, Muslim communities across Scotland will join together to celebrate the end of Ramadan’s month of fasting. Many of the celebrations and feasts will be shared and enjoyed by Muslims and non-Muslims alike. We can be proud of our diversity and our unity reflected in these shared festivities.
In Scotland we know that we have vibrant and dynamic Muslim communities who play a valuable role in our society and strengthen our interfaith relations.
So to Scotland’s Muslim communities, I thank you for your on-going work within your communities and I wish you all a very enjoyable Eid.