14 September 2015
The First Minister said:
Once again Rosh Hashanah is upon us and it is time to reflect on all that has come before and to look forward to a new year, and all that is yet to come.
From meeting some of you in Giffnock recently, it was once again evident how valuable a contribution the Jewish community makes to Scotland and how important it is that everyone feels connected with, and has the opportunity to participate in civil society.
I know it has been a challenging year but I think we can be proud of the resilient way in which we continue to work together to tackle prejudice and in which we plan to support each other in building the society we want to be – a safer, stronger and fairer Scotland.
From the Scottish Government and the people of Scotland, to all Scotland’s Jewish communities on Rosh Hashanah, ‘shanah tovah umetukah’.”