An SNP administration in Glasgow will look again at our twinning arrangements with different cities across the world, to establish where Glasgow’s future lies, and publish the findings for public scrutiny.
Glasgow has a proud tradition of forging and developing international links; entering into twinning partnerships with cities who share bonds of culture, a heritage of industrialism, invention and innovation. The city is also involved with a number of international organisations, from city lighting to roses.
These links have enhanced Glasgow’s reputation worldwide and brought business and trade to our city. New partnerships with new cities across the world may offer new opportunities. Glasgow has the people, the ideas and the ambition to embrace a new future as pioneers and innovators in the green revolution, to utilise the talents of her people, ingenuity and natural resources to build for recovery.
The SNP’s spokesperson on International Affairs, Bailie John McLaughlin, welcomed the commitment: “We have much to thank our twinned cities for. They have brought trade and tourism to our great city - forging new links will offer Glaswegians new opportunities.
“A new administration with a fresh approach can look at building links with other cities who have a shared ideology and future. Any relationship with twinned cities must be reciprocal and of high quality, one which brings value to the people of Glasgow.
“Should the people of Glasgow elect us, and as an open and transparent administration, the SNP would welcome cross-party and public input into this to find the best way to build for a sustainable and successful future for Glasgow."
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