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Rona Mackay to host film to mark Adoption Week

MSP Rona Mackay is marking Adoption Week by a special screening of award-winning film ‘And Violet’.

On November 23, the Strathkelvin and Bearsden MSP will host a screening in Campsie Memorial Hall from 7.30pm to 10pm.

The film is described as a “coming of age drama” about the lives of a teenage daughter and her adoptive mother.

‘And Violet’ is a double winner at Arizona International Film Festival 2017, winning Best Dramatic Feature as well as a Special Jury Award for Best Performance from Hana MacKenzie.

Adoption Week Scotland will be held from November 20 to 25 with assistance from Adoption and Fostering Alliance Scotland.

Ms Mackay said: “It is fitting to mark Adoption Week Scotland, as it lays bare the issues and struggles surrounding adoption and why it is so important in Scotland.

“Scotland aims to be one of the best places in the whole world for children grow up, and adoption is one way a child can thrive in the family environment.

“I have two friends who are going through the adoption process, who are providing a permanent home and loving family to a child who cannot be brought up by their birth family, so I know how important the issue is with this unique insight.

“Adoption transforms lives of some of the most vulnerable children in Scotland, so I could not be happier to mark Adoption Week with this special screening on November 23.”


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