Shetland’s MSP, Scottish Liberal Democrat, Beatrice Wishart, is seeking nominations for Shetland’s Local Hero, someone who made a positive difference to the lives of others and went above and beyond the call of duty during the COVID-19 pandemic. A Shetland resident will receive recognition for their important contribution helping others during the pandemic as part of the Opening Ceremony of the Sixth Session of the Scottish Parliament.
The Opening Ceremony will take place in early October and those nominated by their MSPs will contribute to the day. Previous opening sessions of the Scottish Parliament have invited nominated Local Heroes.
Ms Wishart asks those wishing to nominate a Shetland Local Hero to contact her by Friday 20th August. Ms Wishart can be contacted at: [email protected] or by phone: 01595 690 044.
Launching the search Ms Wishart said:
‘I know many people throughout Shetland gave their time and energy, selflessly, during a very difficult and challenging time, to help and support others.
‘As the Sixth Session of the Scottish Parliament gets underway, it is right that we focus on what our Parliament is for - a place to make a positive difference to the lives of people across Scotland, and Local Heroes embody this spirit.
‘I am really looking forward to receiving nominations so if you have someone in mind, please do get in touch.’