• Rona Mackay MSP


Commenting on the announcement from the Scottish Government that schools will return full-time in August, without distancing, if Scotland continues to make progress on suppressing the coronavirus, Rona Mackay MSP for Strathkelvin and Bearsden said:

“Thanks to the united effort of people here in Strathkelvin and Bearsden and across Scotland, who have stuck to government advice, we have now made significant progress in the fight against COVID-19.

“Despite the shameful politicking of opposition parties, playing political ‘games’ with the future of our school kids, the Scottish Government has been responsible, considered and cautious in our approach. It’s because of the people of my constituency and their continued sacrifices during this pandemic that we have managed to reach this decision.

“However, we stay on the right path and continue to suppress this virus so that our young people can return to school full time from August. I would implore everyone across East Dunbartonshire to continue to Stay Safe, Protect Others and Save Lives.

“I want to send my gratitude to our amazing teachers and school staff throughout East Dunbartonshire who have helped us get to this stage.

“There’s a lot of work ahead of us, but this SNP Scottish Government is working hard to support families and communities across the country.”


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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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