Home   News   Article

Gathering takes place in Inverness to mark Commonwealth Day

By Rachel Smart

Register for free to read more of the latest local news. It's easy and will only take a moment.

Click here to sign up to our free newsletters!
A gathering took place outside Inverness Town House to mark Commonwealth Day.
A gathering took place outside Inverness Town House to mark Commonwealth Day.

Today (March 11) people in Commonwealth countries in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and Americas, the Pacific and Europe observed Commonwealth Day.

In Inverness, the Provost of Inverness and guests met in the Town House for a short ceremony.

The Provost of Inverness Councillor Glynis Sinclair read the Commonwealth Affirmation, and this was followed by the raising of the Commonwealth flag.

The Commonwealth Affirmation reads:“We affirm that every person possesses unique worth and dignity.

“We affirm our desire for peace among all peoples and nations, and our belief in justice for everyone, everywhere.

“We affirm our respect for the natural world, and that we will be stewards of the earth by caring for every part of it, and working together for a sustainable future.

“We affirm our support for all young people, in every part of our Commonwealth, and our belief that the future success of the Commonwealth rests with them.

“Joining together in kinship and affinity, in diversity and unity, as members of a worldwide family of nations, we build on shared inheritances.

“We co-operate with mutual respect and goodwill to deliver our common goals, for the common good.

“Through our Commonwealth connection we see each other, hear each other, learn from one another, and innovate to transform our communities and our nations, towards a more peaceful and sustainable common future for all.”

Do you want to respond to this article? If so, click here to submit your thoughts and they may be published in print.

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies - Learn More