Macintosh launches search for local hero

Ken Macintosh MSP has today launched his search for a local hero to join him at next month’s official opening of the Scottish Parliament.

Mr Macintosh, who as well as being MSP for the West of Scotland is also the Presiding Officer of the Scottish Parliament, is looking for someone who has made a positive difference to their community to join him in Holyrood to mark the start of the new parliamentary session.

The Local Hero will be invited to take part in a Riding procession down Edinburgh’s Royal Mile, alongside around 2,000 participants, in what is set to be a colourful display of the very best of Scottish public life.

Launching his search for a West of Scotland Local Hero, Mr Macintosh said the day was an opportunity to thank those who serve their community and officially mark the contribution they make.

Ken Macintosh MSP said:

“Many people give their time and energy to make a positive difference to the lives of others, often without recognition. I want to celebrate the achievements of Local Heroes from every constituency and region in Scotland, and bring them to Holyrood on Saturday 2 July.

“As the new session of the Scottish Parliament gets under way, it’s right that the people of Scotland are placed at the heart of our events.

“Across the West of Scotland region, hundreds of people are serving their family and friends, their colleagues and classmates, and indeed, their entire community with distinction, and too often their service and good deeds go by unnoticed.  This is an opportunity to recognise the contribution they make to our public life and I look forward to celebrating with them and thanking them for all that they do.”

If you would like to nominate someone who does that little bit more, who goes that extra mile, please contact Ken Macintosh.

Nominations should be sent to:

By email:
By telephone: 0141 620 6310
By writing: 1 Spiersbridge Way, Thornliebank, G46 8NG