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For immediate publication: Monday 1 February 2016
SALMOND LAUNCHES 'AMETSA EZIN DA SEKULA HIL' IN BILBAO
Alex Salmond has launched the Basque language edition of his Sunday Times Number 1 bestselling book, The Dream Shall Never Die (Basque: Amestsa Ezin Da Sekula Hil).
The Basque edition is the third language version of his debut publication, having also been released first in English and then in Gaelic. The book was published in partnership with the Sabino Arana Foundation following Mr Salmond’s award at the Teatro Arriaga Opera House in Bilbao.
Comprised of Mr Salmond’s referendum diaries, The Dream Shall Never Die charts the incredible journey of the YES campaign during the Scottish independence referendum and the Scottish National Party’s historic victory in the 2015 general election.
Speaking at the launch, Mr Salmond said:
“I am honoured that the Sabino Arana Foundation and the Basque Country have recognised Scotland’s role in one of the most important political occasions of our time. Both the Basque Country and Scotland have made their voices heard and asserted their ambitions at the behest of their people.
"Peaceful, civic, inclusive national movements are the ones which can inspire the new generation of Scottish and Basque Europeans who seek nothing more, but nothing less, than equality with other nations in our common European home."
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