By Lucy Ashton
Jackie Baillie, MSP for Dumbarton Constituency, the search is on for a Local Hero in her community who has made a positive difference to the lives of others.
From today, Jackie Baillie can help ensure one of her constituents receives recognition for the important work they do to help others locally or nationally during the COVID-19 pandemic by nominating them as a Local Hero.
The Opening Ceremony of the Sixth Session of the Scottish Parliament will take place in early October and those nominated by their MSP will contribute to the day.
Launching the search Jackie Baillie MSP said: “I know many people in Dumbarton, the Vale of Leven, Helensburgh and Lomond give their time and energy selflessly during a very difficult and challenging time, to make a positive contribution to the lives of others – often without recognition.
“Together with my fellow MSPs, we want to celebrate the achievements of our Local Heroes across every constituency and region in Scotland as part of the Opening Ceremony.
“The Local Heroes fall into every category from Lollipop Ladies to Food Bank workers to care workers and the hard working men who collect your bins every week.”
“I am really looking forward to receiving nominations for our Local Hero from our area, perhaps from their friends, family or work colleagues, maybe even from potential Local Heroes themselves. If you’ve got a good suggestion, please get in touch.
“As the Sixth Session of the Scottish Parliament gets underway, it is right that, the people of Scotland are placed at the heart of our events.”
Nominate a Local Hero: To nominate a Local Hero, contact Jackie Baillie by calling her office on 01389 734 214, email Jackie.firstname.lastname@example.org or send a letter to Jackie Baillie MSP Constituency Office, 6 Church Street, Dumbarton, G82 1QL.
You can nominate whom you wish from bin men to workers and crossing patrolmen and women.