For Tom Arthur MSP, the search is on for a Local Hero in Renfrewshire South who has made a positive difference to the lives of others.

From today, Tom Arthur can help ensure one of his constituents receives recognition for the important work they do to help others in their local community as a Local Hero.

The selected Local Hero will join MSPs and other Local Heroes from across Scotland, at a special commemorative event on Saturday 29 June to mark 25 years of the Scottish Parliament.

The event will mark almost 25 years to the day since the Scottish Parliament was officially opened on 1 July 1999. It will mark the achievements of the Parliament over the last 25 years as well as being a celebration of Scottish culture.

Launching the search Tom Arthur MSP said:

“I know many people in  Renfrewshire South give their time and energy selflessly to their local community, to make a positive contribution to the lives of others – often without recognition.

“Together with my fellow MSPs, we want to celebrate the achievements of our Local Heroes across every constituency and region in Scotland to mark the significant milestone of the 25th anniversary of the Scottish Parliament.”

“I am really looking forward to receiving nominations for our Local Hero in Renfrewshire South perhaps from their friends, family or work colleagues, maybe even from potential Local Heroes themselves. If you’ve got a good suggestion, please get in touch.

“In this 25th anniversary year, it is right that, the people of Scotland are placed at the heart of our events.”

Nominate a Local Hero

To nominate a Local Hero, contact

Background information

Local Heroes have taken part in the opening ceremonies of the Scottish Parliament in 2007, 2011, 2016 and 2021.


Media can also contact the Parliament’s Media Relations Office:

Kirsty Rimmer


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