Local Alister Hadden has been nominated as a Local Hero by Colin Beattie MSP.
In July all 129 MSPs were invited to nominate a constituent who makes a positive difference to the lives of others – often with little recognition - as their Local Hero. Taking place in early October, all Local Heroes will make a contribution to the Scottish Parliament’s Opening Ceremony events to mark the start of the new parliamentary session.
Colin Beattie MSP said:
“As the Sixth Session of the Scottish Parliament gets underway, it’s right that the people of Scotland are placed at the heart of our events.
“Together with my fellow MSPs, we want to celebrate the achievements of our Local Heroes from across every constituency and region in Scotland.
“Alister’s work is truly inspirational and has the heart of the community at the forefront of all his goals. He currently sits as Chair of the Wallyford Community Council and has been the spearhead of many local projects through the Community Council such as the Wallyford Mining Memorial Stone and fundraising to bring to fruition a sculpture of small steam locomotive nicknamed the Wallyford Pug.
“However, Alister’s local efforts do not stop there and he shows a clear passion for preserving and exhibiting local history. He is a past President and honorary member of The Old Musselburgh Club and convenor of the Battle of Pinkie Cleugh commemoration ceremony on the Club’s behalf. As well as being a member and treasurer of the Pinkie Cleugh Battlefield & Tapestry Group and Chair of Musselburgh Museum & Heritage Group.
“Alister is also involved in the Hollies Trustees in Musselburgh and Musselburgh Probus Club taking the role as vice chair for both. The list may appear extensive, but these are only a few examples of all the work Alister does for the communities of Wallyford and Musselburgh which make a positive difference to the lives of others.
“I could not think of another person more deserving of this nomination.”