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On November 30 the world celebrates St Andrew’s Day, Scotland’s national day.
It also marks the start of our famous Winter Festivals, when people from around the world come to Scotland.
"St Andrew’s Day is the perfect opportunity to celebrate all that is great about Scotland – including our thriving contemporary culture, our rich heritage, our world-renowned food and warm and friendly welcome."
Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Europe and External Affairs, Fiona Hyslop
Lord Smith of Kelvin was appointed on September 19 to oversee the process of taking forward devolution commitments on further powers for the Scottish Parliament.
The Scottish Government submitted the proposals it would want to see and Lord Smith published his first report on November 27.
"We welcome the fact that new powers are coming to Scotland, but I think there will be widespread disappointment that the proposals do not live up to expectations."
Deputy First Minister John Swinney
The Programme for Government sets out the legislation for the coming year, as well as summarising the Scottish Government's key achievements and main goals for the future.
The new Cabinet has been announced by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, subject to parliamentary approval.
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A referendum on independence was held on Thursday, September 18, 2014.
Page updated: Friday, November 28, 2014