Alex Salmond on Tartan Day and Scotland Week

Filmed in 2008, the Scottish First Minister, Alex Salmond MSP, talks about Tartan Day and Scotland Week and the importance of linking the celebratory aspect of the events with “the hard-nosed business aspect”.

He talks about how various aspects of Scottish life – business, academia, the 2009 homecoming event – have “a real resonance”.

He ends by saying: “We’re trying to generate some business and some jobs for our economy, and that’s what we’re doing in a really ambitious and cost-effective programme.”