Moray SNP News
Moray’s MSP Richard Lochhead attended the state opening of the Scottish Parliament on Saturday 2nd July and was joined by local hero, Sam Simpson.
Mr Lochhead invited people to nominate a local hero to represent Moray at the official opening. Sam Simpson who lives in Newmill, and is a teacher at Buckie High School, was chosen for helping to raise over £100,000 for charities following her young daughter’s neuroblastoma diagnosis.
Speaking after the state opening, Moray’s MSP said:
"It was a real privilege to have Sam Simpson and her family at the official opening of the Scottish Parliament. Sam was there as my local hero to represent the best of Moray - a great community spirit, warm generosity and unsung heroes who go out of their way to help others even when they have their own challenges in life to cope with.
"The opening ceremony and the Riding included so many people from all parts of Scotland and from all walks of life. With speeches delivered by the Queen and First Minister along with music, songs and poetry with powerful themes, it was a poignant opportunity to reflect on the role of our democratically elected parliament in our national life and to look the next five years ahead. I is a huge honour to represent the people of Moray as local MSP in Parliament."