First Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s 2019 Christmas Message
This Christmas, many of us will be looking forward to taking a break and to spending time with friends, family and loved ones. Many people will also take the time to help others, for example, by volunteering for charity. In doing so, they will be helping to provide things like food, support and companionship to those who need it most.
That kind-heartedness and solidarity is vital throughout the year – but it is especially important at this time of year.
And of course, for many, Christmas isn’t a holiday at all, for example, for the people in our National Health Service and indeed all of our public services. Your efforts are appreciated all through the year, but they are particularly appreciated at Christmas time.
So this Christmas, let’s be especially thankful for those who are working on our behalf. If we’re able to, let’s also do our own bit to spread some Christmas cheer – either by volunteering, or simply by being a good neighbor or friend.
And whatever you are – whether you are in Scotland or further afield; whether you are with friends and family, or on your own – I hope you have the best possible time over this festive period.
I wish you, all of you, a very Merry Christmas and a Happy 2020.