Dearest Scotland’s Scottish Parliament Exhibition Week

Last week, October 5-9th, we were proud to hold a Dearest Scotland letters and images exhibition at the Scottish Parliament. Thanks to the support and sponsorship of Bill Kidd MSP for Glasgow Anniesland, we had the opportunity to showcase our journey and present copies of the Dearest Scotland book to Members of the Scottish Parliament who’ve advocated the initiative  including confirmed fan, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.

As we throw out a huge thank you to everyone who made the exhibition possible, see below for images from our week in Holyrood…

Our exhibition intro detailing the project journey to date

Our exhibition intro detailing the project’s journey to date

The exhibit took place in the Members' Lobby, an area MSPs walk through as they enter the Parliamentary Chamber

The exhibit took place in the Members’ Lobby, an area MSPs walk through as they enter the Parliamentary Chamber

With Bill Kidd MSP, to whom we give much appreciation for sponsoring our exhibition and overall project

With Bill Kidd MSP, to whom we give much appreciation for sponsoring our exhibition and overall project

With First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, who was delighted to receive her own signed copy while stating she is a fan of Dearest Scotland

With First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, who was delighted to receive her own signed copy while stating she is a fan of Dearest Scotland

The First Minister's own Dearest Scotland book signed on behalf of the team

The First Minister’s own Dearest Scotland book signed on behalf of the team

The letters and images in the exhibition were taken from the period March 2014 - March 2015

The letters and images in the exhibition were taken from the period March 2014 – March 2015

With James Dornan MSP, whose letter and support in the past year will always be appreciated

With James Dornan MSP, whose letter and support in the past year will always be appreciated

With Fiona Taylor, Modern Studies teacher at George Watson's College in Edinburgh, who incorporated Dearest Scotland into her class lessons

With Fiona Taylor, Modern Studies teacher at George Watson’s College in Edinburgh, who incorporated Dearest Scotland into her class lessons

4th Year George Watson's College pupil Hannah pictured next to an image of herself and a group of fellow students, who wrote over 200 letters to Dearest Scotland

4th Year George Watson’s College pupil Hannah pictured next to an image of herself and a group of fellow students, who wrote over 200 letters to Dearest Scotland

Letter 050 written by Robin Bini Schneider is an example of many letters we received from non-Scots living in Scotland

Letter 050 written by Robin Bini Schneider is an example of many letters we received from non-Scots living in Scotland

With former First Minister Alex Salmond and Gillian Martin, candidate for the forthcoming Aberdeenshire East constituency election

With former First Minister Alex Salmond and Gillian Martin, candidate for the forthcoming Aberdeenshire East MSP constituency election

With Fiona Hyslop, whose quote in support of Dearest Scotland we were proud to feature on the front cover of the book

With the Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop, whose quote in support of Dearest Scotland we were proud to feature on the front cover of the book

With Culture Secretary, Fiona Hyslop, Gillian Martin and Alex Salmond

With Fiona Hyslop, Gillian Martin and Alex Salmond

Marie, the proudest Canadian in the Scottish Parliament

Dearest Scotland’s designer Marie, the proudest Canadian in the Scottish Parliament

A selection of our School Letter Writing Kit tools...asking questions such as "Who is Scotland's best friend?" and "When was the last time Scotland made you laugh?"

A selection of our School Letter Writing Kit tools…asking questions such as “Who is Scotland’s best friend?” and “When was the last time Scotland made you laugh?”

 

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