la Convention Européenne
Brussels, 3 June 2003
I was delighted to receive your letter of 21st May. I think you are quite right about the
travels of my ancestors: from Normandy they went South to Sicily and North to Scotland, for reasons which were, I am sure, always selfless and pure: in both cases they were attracted, no doubt, by reports of
I shall wear my Wishart (Giscard) tie with pride. And the Convention Secretary-General confirms that nothing in our draft Constitution could in any way affect the rights of
Scots to kilts or bagpipes. Since we also have in the Convention not only a Maclennan but also a McCormick, who wears a kilt in our debates, I am sure he is right: the Wisharts have nothing to fear!
Very sincerely yours
Valéry Giscard d'Estaing