Mayor of New York thanks Scottish Parliament for 9/11 support


The Mayor of New York has personally written and expressed his gratitude to an SNP MSP following a motion at the Scottish Parliament that marked the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attack.

Michael Bloomberg, who is the Mayor of New York City, wrote to Cunninghame North MSP Kenneth Gibson after the SNP MSP lodged the motion that received cross party support from an overwhelming number of MSPs.

The attacks killed 2966 people including 64 from the UK many of whom were born, lived or had ties in Scotland.

Responding to the Mayor’s letter Mr Gibson recalled the events and said that we must never forget the people who lost their lives on that fateful day in New York.

He added:

“When the World Trade Centre twin towers collapsed they left behind two giant holes in the world’s most fantastic urban skyline, but New Yorkers are a credit to their great city and have come a long in 10 short years.

“Scotland’s bond with New York through family, cultural and business ties are centuries old and will continue to be close, forever.

“The letter from Mayor Bloomberg is a timely reminder of the close bond between Scotland and the United States and is a touching example of just how important our relationship is.”