Salmond in search for local champion

Local Aberdeenshire East MSP, Alex Salmond, has today announced his search for a local North East hero to take part in the opening ceremony of the Scottish Parliament.

The ceremony, which takes place at the beginning of July, involves a procession down the Royal Mile, and culminates in a speech delivered by the Queen. Mr Salmond is on the look out for a local champion to take part in what is known as the ‘riding of the Parliament’ through the Mile.

Every MSP is entitled to invite one guest from their constituency or region. All SNP MSPs will invite community activists from their areas, to celebrate the work that they do.

Speaking as he kicked-off his search, Mr Salmond said:

“I’m on the look out for a local North East champion, someone who works hard, of their own volition, to make our community better. Thankfully, Aberdeenshire is not short of local heroes.

“We’ve a great spirit of community activism and power to make a positive difference in this and other areas in the North East. I want to celebrate and encourage that spirit, so I’m looking for one community champion to take centre stage at the opening ceremony at the Scottish Parliament.

“If you know of anyone who may be eligible, please contact my constituency office, it is always great to hear of the good work going on in our area.”