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Your Scotland, Your Voice: A National Conversation

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ANNEX A NATIONAL CONVERSATION EVENTS

DATE

EVENT

14 August 2007

Launch of National Conversation and publication of Choosing Scotland's Future by First Minister Alex Salmond

22 October 2007

Scottish Government summit: Scotland's future without nuclear weapons

30 November 2007

First Minister delivered St Andrew's Day lecture on national days and the National Conversation

11 December 2007

Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon gave evidence to the Europe and External Relations Committee of the Scottish Parliament on the National Conversation

11 December 2007

First Minister delivered the Playfair lecture on Scotland, Europe and the National Conversation

4 February 2008

First Minister Alex Salmond opened Scotland in the World at the University of Aberdeen

13 February 2008

First Minister Alex Salmond at Trinity College Dublin

26 March 2008

Phase 2 of the National Conversation launched with over 100 representatives of Scotland's civic institutions at the University of Edinburgh

1 April 2008

First Minister Alex Salmond at the University of Virginia in USA

23 April 2008

First Minister Alex Salmond continued the National Conversation in Brussels

3 May 2008

Minister for Parliamentary Business Bruce Crawford addressed Churches without Walls conference

19 June 2008

Action of Churches in Scotland Together

20 June 2008

Minister for Parliamentary Business Bruce Crawford at Scottish Council of Voluntary Organisations

29 July 2008

Scottish Cabinet in Dumfries

5 August 2008

Scottish Cabinet in Inverness

7 August 2008

Young Scot meeting in Dumfries

13 August 2008

Scottish Cabinet in Pitlochry

26 August 2008

Scottish Cabinet in Skye

30 August 2008

Young Scot meeting in Inverurie

8 September 2008

Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations in Uist

10 September 2008

Minister for Schools and Skills Maureen Watt in Airdrie

20 September 2008

Young Scot host meeting in Irvine

28 September 2008

Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations in Perth

29 September 2008

Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations in Castle Douglas

14 October 2008

Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations in Inverness

10 November 2008

Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and Minister for Parliamentary Business Bruce Crawford in Stornoway

12 November 2008

National Discussion Day at the Jam House in Edinburgh with feedback from 5,000 Young Scots who completed online questionnaires

27 November 2008

Scottish Government's St Andrew's Day debate at Holyrood

19 January 2009

Cabinet Secretary for Justice Kenneth MacAskill and Minister for Public Health and Sport Shona Robison in Dundee

23 February 2009

Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Climate Change Stewart Stevenson in Banff

23 March 2009

First Minister Alex Salmond, Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Sustainable Growth John Swinney and Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Climate Change Stewart Stevenson in Arran

30 March 2009

Council of Ethnic Minority Voluntary Organisations in Glasgow, hosted by Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon

22 April 2009

Council of Ethnic Minority Voluntary Organisations in Edinburgh, hosted by Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning Fiona Hyslop

29 April 2009

Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and the Environment Richard Lochhead and Minister for Culture, External Affairs and the Constitution Michael Russell in Jedburgh

13 May 2009

Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning Fiona Hyslop and Minister for Parliamentary Business Bruce Crawford in Stirling

18 May 2009

Council of Ethnic Minority Voluntary Organisations in Dundee, hosted by Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Sustainable Growth John Swinney and Minister for Parliamentary Business Bruce Crawford

1 June 2009

Cabinet Secretary for Justice Kenny MacAskill and Minister for Children and Early Years Adam Ingram in Kilmarnock

16 June 2009

Minister for Culture, External Affairs and the Constitution Michael Russell and Minister for Schools and Skills Keith Brown in Kirkcaldy

16 June 2009

First Minister Alex Salmond and Minister for Culture, External Affairs and the Constitution Michael Russell in Livingston

22 June 2009

Council of Ethnic Minority Voluntary Organisations in Aberdeen, hosted by Minister for Housing and Communities Alex Neill and Minister for Environment Roseanna Cunningham

23 June 2009

Council of Ethnic Minority Voluntary Organisations in Inverness, hosted by Minister for Housing and Communities Alex Neill and Minister for Environment Roseanna Cunningham

29-30 June 2009

Scottish Cabinet meeting in Dundee, followed by National Conversation event

27-28 July 2009

Scottish Cabinet meeting in Melrose, followed by National Conversation event

3-4 August 2009

Scottish Cabinet meeting in Stornoway, followed by National Conversation event

17-18 August 2009

Scottish Cabinet meeting in Aberdeen, followed by National Conversation event

31 August - 1 September 2009

Scottish Cabinet meeting in Glasgow, followed by National Conversation Event

8 September 2009

Minister for Culture, External Affairs and the Constitution Michael Russell launched Europe and Foreign Affairs paper in Brussels

14 September 2009

Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning Fiona Hyslop and Minister for Community Safety Fergus Ewing in Paisley

28 September 2009

Minister for Culture, External Affairs and the Constitution Michael Russell and Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Climate Change Stewart Stevenson in Haddington

28 September 2009

Minister for Culture, External Affairs and the Constitution Michael Russell hosted Expressing and Exercising Scottish Sovereignty seminar at the University of Edinburgh

30 September 2009

Council of Ethnic Minority Voluntary Organisations in Edinburgh, hosted by First Minister Alex Salmond

5 October 2009

Minister for Community Safety Fergus Ewing and Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Climate Change Stewart Stevenson in Oban

19 October 2009

Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing Nicola Sturgeon and Minister for Schools and Skills Keith Brown in Hamilton

26 October 2009

Cabinet Secretary for Justice Kenneth MacAskill and Minister for Housing and Communities Alex Neill in Dalkeith

2 November 2009

Video conference with Minister for Culture, External Affairs and the Constitution Michael Russell and Minister for Schools and Skills via University of the Highlands and Islands network, linking Orkney, Shetland, Fort William, Thurso and Dingwall

9 November 2009

Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Sustainable Growth John Swinney and Minister for Children and Early Years Adam Ingram in Ayr

9 November 2009

Minister for Culture, External Affairs and the Constitution Michael Russell delivered lecture on the debate about Scotland's constitutional future at Constitution Unit, University College London

16 November 2009

Cabinet Secretary for Justice Kenneth MacAskill and Minister for Environment Roseanna Cunningham in Port Glasgow

19 November 2009

Minister for Children and Early Years Adam Ingram and Minister for Housing and Communities Alex Neill in Bishopbriggs

24 November 2009

Scottish Council on Deafness, Glasgow, with Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon

In addition, the Minister for Enterprise, Energy and Tourism held 130 National Conversation economy-based events with a wide variety of groups throughout Scotland.