Local charity worker invited to Scottish Parliament

Alasdair Allan MSP, has nominated Maime MacLeod of Stornoway to be his guest and “local hero” at the state opening of the Scottish Parliament on the 1st July.

Maime has volunteered and managed the Save the Children shop in Stornoway for the past 26 years.

Alasdair Allan commented:

“All MSPs are asked to nominate someone who has made a contribution to the life of their community to be their guest of honour or “local hero” on 1 July when the Queen opens the new session of the Scottish Parliament. I was very pleased to be given the opportunity to take someone from the Western Isles who has worked as hard for a good cause as Maime has.

“Coming from the Islands, with its incredible tradition of charity and volunteering, singling out an individual presented some problems, but after asking around locally it was clear that Maime was a true ‘local hero’ and deserved recognition in this way. Maime has helped raised many thousands for vulnerable children through her work in the Save the Children shop.

“I look forward to meeting up with Maime in Edinburgh on the 1st July and welcoming her to what I hope will be a fitting opening ceremony for this new session of Parliament.”