I learned tonight that the ceremonial mace used in the Scottish Parliament bears the words "integrity, justice, wisdom and compassion", these presumably being the values that it is hoped will be manifest in all Holyrood's debates and doings. I've never given any thought to the mace but found that interesting. What great values to aspire to - not just for politicians but for all of us in every area of our lives! Wouldn't Scotland be wonderful if we were all integrity-filled, just, wise and compassionate?
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