Honoured to attend The Opening of the Fifth Session of the Scottish Parliament

With great thanks  to Humza Yousaf MSP who kindly nominated  our Project Enagemet Lead, Tommy Whitelaw for a Local Hero Award which involved attending the opening of the Fifth Session of the Scottish Parliament

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‘Tommy has worked relentlessly in highlighting the issue of dementia and in trying to improve the quality of life of people with dementia and their carers.’ Humza Yousaf MSP

The project would also like to give a massive thanks to Humza for nominating Tommy for his work. As part of the day, Tommy got to see Her Majesty The Queen when she departed the Scottish Parliament following Her Address to Members of the Scottish Parliament, before then joining  other guests as part of the Riding.


The Riding – is an historic procession that makes its way down the Royal Mile to the Parliament.  The Riding was a vibrant spectacle that brings together musicians and dancers along with Members and their guests, Local Heroes and representatives from a wide range of organisations from right across Scotland. It was an exciting opportunity to take part in such a historic event and celebrate the work we have done over the last 3 years.

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Speaking about the day, Project Engagement Lead Tommy Whitelaw said ‘I was so very honoured  to attend such a wonderful and inspiring day, and was very hounred that my great friend and colleague Gavin Patterson came along to support. There where so many inspiring people and stories to be heard including our friend Marri Welsh from Food Train Scotland North Ayrshire who was nominated for the great work that she does across communities.’

Thank you Humza for the kind nomination and to all for such a wonderful day

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