Alister Jack heads to Paris in bid to promote Scottish trade

The Scottish secretary will visit Chanel to hear more about the fashion house's tweed links during his trip.

Alister Jack travels to Paris in bid to promote Scottish trade with France FlickriStock

Scottish secretary Alister Jack has travelled to Paris in order to promote Scottish trade with France.

During the two-day trip, he will meet with UK and French businesses, as well as with diplomatic staff and parliamentarians.

Jack is also due to visit Chanel where he will be shown how they have used tweed and other Scottish materials throughout their history.

A St Andrew’s night dinner will be jointly hosted by Jack with the British Ambassador to France, Dame Menna Rawlings.

“Scotland and France have historic and enduring links, and St Andrew’s Day is the perfect time to celebrate and strengthen those ties,” said Jack.

“A fantastic example of that relationship is the 100-year-old creative partnership between Paris’ Chanel fashion house and Scotland’s beautiful tweed, and I look forward to hearing more about that.

“The UK and France are important trade partners and we must build on that. The French market is worth billions to Scottish businesses, with huge potential to grow.

“While in Paris I will be promoting Scottish businesses, as the UK Government does every day, right around the world.”

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