Thursday, 22 December 2011
Christmas Message from John Scott, MSP for Ayr
I am grateful for this opportunity to wish all local people a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Most of us will enjoy the festive period with our family and friends, but many others will not be able to share Christmas with their loved ones. This may be because they are working in our emergency services, such as the NHS, police or fire service, or because their family are members of our armed forces and stationed abroad. At this time of year it is important that we remember them and thank them for their work on our behalf.
Christmas is also a time to take particular care of those who are elderly, ill or alone. The best present can often be as simple as a kind act, a helping hand or just some company.
It is the love, compassion and companionship of our friends and neighbours that enrich us in the most meaningful way, and that is a lesson we should embrace not only at Christmas but all year around.
I wish everyone a merry Christmas and a very happy and, most importantly, peaceful New Year.
John Scott, MSP for Ayr