Scottish Liberal Democrat and Shetland MSP, Beatrice Wishart, has commented on the official opening of the Sixth Session of the Scottish Parliament. MSPs were invited to nominate one ‘Local Hero’ to come to Holyrood for the ceremony.
Anita Georgeson was Shetland’s chosen hero and travelled to Edinburgh last weekend for the event. Ms Georgeson spoke with HRH Prince Charles, Duke of Rothesay, and briefly met Her Majesty the Queen.
Ms Wishart commented:
“This was an enjoyable ceremony, one of celebration with music and performances reflecting today’s diverse Scotland, while highlighting the heart of the Scottish Parliament and a reminder, if needed, that we are here to serve the people of Scotland.
“Covid-19 has meant that events and tours on the Scottish Parliament campus have not allowed groups to see democracy at work. I look forward to when we are able to do that again.
“While previous opening sessions of the Scottish Parliament allowed MSPs to invite a local person to the ceremony, it was particularly special this time. Anita and many other unsung local heroes have ‘gone the extra mile’ during the pandemic, and kept others’ spirits up during the height of Covid-19. This was a small way to acknowledge their dedication, and to say ‘thank you’.”
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A picture of Anita Georgeson And Beatrice Wishart MSP can be found here.