The opening ceremony of the Parliament is a reminder that Holyrood is a Parliament for the people, and I'm delighted that Evie's good work locally will be recognised at this nationally important event.Andy Wightman MSP
The founder of a charity that organises food-growing activities to connect children with nature has been nominated as a Local Hero by Andy Wightman, Scottish Green MSP for Lothian.
All 129 MSPs were invited to nominate a constituent who makes a positive difference in their community, to take part in tomorrow's Opening Ceremony of the Scottish Parliament (Sat 2 July).
The 'Local Heroes' will take part in the ‘Riding’ procession down Edinburgh’s Royal Mile, along with around 2,000 other participants in a colourful, historic tradition. The Riding will feature people from all walks of public life and local community groups, plus music and entertainment.
"My local hero is Evie Murray, founder of Leith Community Crops in Pots. Evie has done great work in schools and elsewhere with the aim of a happy, healthy, leafy Leith.
"To date the charity has planted around 40 fruit and nut trees, with a further 175 waiting in their tree nursery. In the pipeline is a programme of forest school education, a social enterprise café/farm shop, and much more. The opening ceremony of the Parliament is a reminder that Holyrood is a Parliament for the people, and I'm delighted that Evie's good work locally will be recognised at this nationally important event."