"On behalf of the Scottish Government and the people of Scotland, I am delighted to wish you all 'shanah tovah', and to assure you of my continuing appreciation of the Jewish community's important and valuable contribution to making
Scotland a stronger and more inclusive society – where all can live, work and worship without fear and in peace.
"I am therefore pleased to assure you that as a Government we are committed to tackling discrimination wherever it occurs and will not tolerate any form of racial or religious prejudice.
"Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are times for remembering, repentance and renewal – remembering the achievements of the past, repenting of the wrongs of the present, and renewing our own plans for a better future.
"As you rest from work and gather together to worship, I wish you all 'shanah tovah umetukah' – a good and sweet new year."