Community / Nominations sought for ‘local hero’

Lib Dem MSP Beatrice Wishart.

PEOPLE in Shetland are being asked to nominate a ‘local hero’ who made a positive difference to the lives of others during the Covid pandemic.

A Shetland resident will receive recognition 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.


Shetland MSP Beatrice Wishart is asking those wishing to nominate a Shetland local hero to contact her, with nominations closing on 20 August.

She can be contacted through beatrice.wishart.msp@parliament.scot or by phone on 01595 690 044.

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.”