The First Minister, Alex Salmond, said:
"It gives me great pleasure on behalf of the Scottish Government and the people of Scotland to wish you all 'shanah tovah', and to express again my appreciation . for the valuable contribution that the Jewish Community makes to Scotland.
Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur, high holy days at the beginning of the Jewish year, commemorate the creation of the world and are days of judgement.
The festivals provide an opportunity for self-examination and repentance; for reflection upon the achievements of the past and your hopes for the future; and for the symbolic casting off of wrongs into the depths of the sea.
It's a time for new beginnings.
As you come together to worship, I wish you all shanah tovah umetukah - a good and sweet new year."