Scotland: After concluding his engagements in England, Sikyong Penpa Tsering was hosted at the Scottish parliament on 27 April by Member of Scottish Parliament Ross Greer, and chair of the Scottish Cross Party Group on Tibet. At the reception, Sikyong was greeted by MSP Faysal Choudhury, Shadow Minister for Culture, Europe and International Development, Member of Scottish Parliament Donald Cameron and Member of Scottish Parliament Pauline McNeill.
As part of his first official visit to Scotland, Sikyong Penpa Tsering engaged with leaders of Scottish political groups and other MSPs, including MSP Patrick Harvie, Co-Leader of the Scottish Greens party, MSP Alex Cole-Hamilton, Leader of the Scottish Liberal Democratic Party, MSP Mark Ruskell, Scottish Greens, Jennie Chinembiri, Head of the Scottish parliaments’ International Relation, and Edinburgh Councillors Dan Heap and Kayleigh O’Neill at the Scottish Parliament. Apart from that, he met with Councillor Robert Aldridge, Rt. Hon. Lord Provost of the City of Edinburgh and Councillor Cllr Cammy Day, Leader of the Edinburgh Council, at the City Chambers.
Sikyong concluded a series of engagements at the Scottish Parliament with a meeting with members of the Cross Party Group on Tibet. The meeting was attended by MSP Ross Greer, Chair of the Cross Party Group and Eleanor Byrne-Rosengren, Secretary of the group, alongside members Mathias Rosengren, Dr Martin Mills, Ron Scrimegour, Linda Hendry and Cameron Garett. A group of Scottish Hong Kongers also joined the engagement.
Sikyong Penpa Tsering spoke at Edinburgh University on the topic- “Tibet: An Unresolved International Conflict”, 27 April 2023. The event organised by Asia Scotland Institute was chaired by Lord Charles Bruce. Tomorrow Sikyong will be speaking at Aberdeen University before heading back to London.