Holyrood’s Presiding Officer to tour Scotland as a part of 20th anniversary occasions – Isle of Wight County Press

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The Presiding Officer of the Scottish Parliament Ken Macintosh will go to each area in Scotland as a part of a tour to strengthen Holyrood’s relationship with native communities.

He’ll go to Maryhill and Springburn in Glasgow on Friday, earlier than travelling to the Skye and Banff and Buchan constituencies later within the yr.

The tour is a part of the 20-year anniversary celebration of the Parliament, having been formally opened in July 1999.

Mr Macintosh: “Our 20th anniversary is a chance for folks throughout Scotland to replicate on the distinction that the Scottish Parliament has revamped these previous 20 years to peoples’ lives.

“However extra vital than that, it is a chance to take optimistic motion to strengthen our relationship with native communities, serving to to create an atmosphere the place persons are actively engaged with the Parliament and know how one can make their voice heard.

“In lately of pretend information and rising cynicism in direction of politics and politicians, it’s extra vital than ever that we actively attain out to communities throughout the nation and display that Parliament is accessible and is there for the folks of Scotland.

“My hope is that we will use these 20th anniversary occasions to spotlight the rules on which we had been based and to display that we have now by no means forgotten the significance of our partnership with native folks throughout Scotland.”

Bob Doris will welcome Mr Macintosh to his Maryhill and Springburn constituency (Danny Lawson/PA)

SNP MSP Bob Doris mentioned he’s “delighted” to host Mr Macintosh at occasions throughout his constituency.

He mentioned: “As we mark the 20th anniversary of our Parliament, I’m delighted to host the Presiding Officer at occasions throughout Maryhill and Springburn, a constituency I’ve the privilege to characterize.

“It’s becoming that the voice of native younger folks will function so prominently, given the accountability our Parliament has to assist ship on their hopes and aspirations, in addition to to take heed to their issues.

“I’m notably happy to help occasions discussing the challenges and alternatives to advertise optimistic psychological well being in our communities, in addition to to assist spotlight the work of varied organisations who assist help and promote the values of variety and inclusiveness throughout Maryhill and Springburn.

“Maryhill and Springburn has a proud historical past and brilliant future and we look ahead to sharing this with the Presiding Officer throughout his go to.”

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