Transcript – Wednesday 22 August 2018: Opening Ceremony

The Opening Ceremony includes the following contributions. A transcript can be downloaded from above.

Welcome to the Scottish Parliament

The Presiding Officer (Ken Macintosh)

Welcome to the Culture Summit

Sir CiarĂ¡n Devane (British Council)

The Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs (Fiona Hyslop)

Rt Hon Jeremy Wright QC MP
(Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, UK Government)

Introduction to the Summit Programme

Sir Jonathan Mills (Programme Director, Edinburgh International Culture Summit)

Special Messages

Rt Hon Nicola Sturgeon MSP (First Minister, Scottish Government)

Sir Jerry Mateparae (High Commissioner of New Zealand to the United Kingdom)

Dr Catarina Vaz Pinto (Councillor of Culture for the City of Lisbon)

Joshua Ramo (Vice Chairman and Co-Chief Executive, Kissinger Association)

Video Message

Rt Hon Theresa May MP (Prime Minister, UK Government)

Performances by Pu Cunxin and Charlene Boyd

Pu Cunxin (President, China Theatre Association)

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