Rona Mackay was elected in May 2016 with a 8,100 majority in Strathkelvin and Bearsden.

Prior to this, she was a journalist in national newspapers for more than 20 years, before becoming Parliamentary Assistant to Clydebank and Milngavie MSP Gil Paterson, with whom she worked for nine years before becoming elected.

 

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Parliamentary recognition for St Ninian’s High reaching top education award finals

MSP Rona Mackay has lodged a parliamentary motion praising St Ninian’s High School for reaching the finals of the Scottish Education Awards.

The school in Kirkintilloch was selected in the Raising Attainment in Numeracy category for its innovative teaching methods.

The awards will take place at the Hilton Hotel in Glasgow on June 7.

Ms Mackay said: “Very well done to St Ninian’s High School for reaching the finals of the Scottish Education Awards. I am glad judges were able to recognise these initiatives that have increased the confidence of children when handling numbers on a daily basis. This is so important. The teachers and pupils will be very proud of this achievement. I will be rooting for the school to win in its category and look forward to seeing the result in June.”

ENDS

Motion Number: S5M-05702

Lodged By: Rona Mackay

Date Lodged: 19/05/2017

Title: St Ninian’s High School’s Outstanding Achievement

Motion Text:

That the Parliament congratulates St Ninian’s High School in Kirkintilloch on being selected as a finalist in 2017’s Scottish Education Awards in the category, Raising Attainment in Numeracy, for its innovative teaching methods to develop pupils’ numeracy skills; considers that this is an outstanding achievement, and congratulates all who were involved.

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