Mr Gibson was speaking after he lodged a motion to highlight the Hands Up For Trad ‘Scotland Sings’ campaign to encourage participation in local choirs, folk and other singing groups and among friends.
The inaugural event which runs from Saint Andrews day to the second of December will encourage people of all ages to get out and sing whether that be solo or with a band.
A keen singer himself Rob, said it was a great way to lighten the moment….
“We will celebrate our National Day 30th November with ceilidhs and other events. One of the best ways to take part is to sing. It is good for you and makes you smile, both welcome in the dark days of winter. But above all we have the richest source of traditional music of any European nation. And into the bargain some of the finest song writers in today’s styles.
“I welcome Hands Up for Trad and their latest musical project. They will help you get in touch with others in your area who want to sing in a choir or smaller group. The Scots Trad Music Awards ceremony is due in Fort William on 8th December. Before that glittering clanjamfrey, we can raise our voices on our national day wherever we live. Singing is free and is fun.