Could You Be Finlay’s “Local Hero” ?

Local constituency MSP Finlay Carson is looking to invite someone within his constituency of Galloway and West Dumfries to attend a landmark event in Edinburgh.

As part of the Scottish Parliament’s 25th special commemorative anniversary celebration, every member of the Scottish Parliament is being asked to nominate one of their constituents who have made an extraordinary contribution to their communities.

Mr Carson said: “I am looking for people to nominate someone that deserves to take part in the event being staged at Holyrood on Saturday, June 29. It promises to be a wonderful occasion and will be staged in the Debating Chamber.
“It will mark almost 25 years to the day since the Scottish Parliament was officially opened on 1 July 1999.
“Nominations should either be sent in writing to my constituency office at 107 King Street, Castle Douglas, DG7 1LZ or by email to [email protected]. by Friday, May 29 with the subject line Local Hero”
Presiding Officer of the Scottish Parliament, Rt Hon Alison Johnstone MSP, commented: “As we prepare to mark 25 years of the first sitting of The Scottish Parliament, it reminds us of the significant political journey that the Scottish people have been on and the progress that’s been made since 1999.
“Our event in June is an opportunity for people from across Scotland to celebrate with us. To reflect on the role that MSPs and the Parliament have had over the past 25 years and the importance of continuing our commitment to our founding principles.”
She continued: “A cornerstone of this commemorative event will be recognising the extraordinary contribution people from across Scotland make to their communities.
“I look forward to welcoming people from all over Scotland for a day of reflection and celebration.”