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Pandas arrive in Scotland

December 4, 2011 5:01 PM
Originally published by Scottish Liberal Democrats

Liberal Democrat Scottish Secretary Michael Moore was at the airport earlier today to greet the two giant pandas gifted to the UK by China.

Michael Moore MPMichael Moore MPTian Tian and Yang Guang will stay at Edinburgh Zoo for at least 10 years during which time it is hoped they will breed cubs.

Commenting, Mr Moore said:

"The arrival of Tian Tian and Yang Guang in Scotland marks another significant chapter in the relationship between China and the UK.

"The pair will be a huge asset to the Zoo and Edinburgh and today marks the culmination of a great deal of work by UK Government ministers and officials to bring the pandas here.

"That has been made possible by our influence on the world stage and our international network of relations. The pandas are a symbol of the regard in which the UK is held around the world.

"I have no doubt they will prove a huge attraction and warmly welcome them to their new home here in Scotland."