Local MSP Gordon Macdonald launches search for Edinburgh Pentlands Local Hero to come to Holyrood
The search is on for a Local Hero in Edinburgh Pentlands who makes a positive difference to the lives of others.
From today, Tuesday 31 May 2016, Gordon Macdonald MSP can help ensure one of his constituents receives recognition for the important work they do to help others and their community by nominating them as a Local Hero.
On Saturday 2 July, all Local Heroes will come to Holyrood as part of the Scottish Parliament’s Opening Ceremony events to mark the start of a new parliamentary session.
The day will include:
- Her Majesty The Queen addressing MSPs in the Chamber.
- Local Heroes taking part in the ‘Riding’ procession down Edinburgh’s Royal Mile, along with around 2,000 other participants in a colourful, historic tradition. The Riding will feature people from all walks of public life and local community groups, plus music and entertainment.
- Holyrood’s ‘Big Day Out’ – a fun packed afternoon for all the family. With a programme that has something for everyone, the gardens and doors of the Parliament will be open to all to explore, observe and participate in a full programme of events including a mini-Highland games, Music and Dance, Science and Nature, Art activities for Kids and much more.
Launching the search Gordon Macdonald MSP said:
I know many people in Edinburgh Pentlands give their time and energy selflessly, to make a positive contribution to the lives of others – often without recognition.
Together with my fellow MSPs, we want to celebrate the achievements of our Local Heroes across every constituency and region in Scotland and bring them to Holyrood on Saturday 2 July.
I am really looking forward to receiving nominations for our Local Hero in Edinburgh Pentlands, perhaps from their friends, family or work colleagues, maybe even from potential Local Heroes themselves. If you’ve got a good suggestion, please get in touch.
As the Fifth Session of the Scottish Parliament gets underway, it is right that, the people of Scotland are placed at the heart of our events.
To nominate a Local Hero, contact Gordon by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by writing to Gordon Macdonald MSP, Room 3.04, Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh, EH99 1SP.
Please include a short outline of actions and achievements that the nominee has that you feel have contributed to the community.