Tom Kerr – Provost West Loth­ian Coun­cil

West Lothian Courier - - Christmas 2018 -

It has been a priv­i­lege to rep­re­sent West Loth­ian as Provost for an eleventh year.

Dur­ing that time, it has been fan­tas­tic to meet so many of you and find out more about all of the ex­cel­lent work tak­ing place across our com­mu­ni­ties.

It’s been a spe­cial hon­our to rep­re­sent West Loth­ian at many events over this past year. There are too many high­lights to men­tion them all.

In par­tic­u­lar, it was fan­tas­tic to join West Loth­ian Scouts in cel­e­brat­ing the 60th an­niver­sary of the Craigs Wood­lands camp­site at Tor­phichen.

The vol­un­teers who run the Scouts pro­vide amaz­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties for young peo­ple, and it was great to share their spe­cial day with them.

The cen­te­nary of the end of the Great War in 2018 was marked with nu­mer­ous events in West Loth­ian and across the UK.

This year’s Re­mem­brance events were es­pe­cially poignant due to the spe­cial mile­stone, and it was great to see so many lo­cal peo­ple get­ting in­volved to pay trib­ute to those who sac­ri­ficed so much for the free­doms we en­joy to­day.

This year’s Cel­e­brat­ing Sport awards was an­other ex­cel­lent event, and it’s great to see lo­cal ath­letes, coaches and club of­fi­cials recog­nised for their ef­forts.

I would like to thank all the vol­un­teers who give up their time to en­sure that lo­cal chil­dren and adults can take part in sport­ing ac­tiv­i­ties.

I wish you and your fam­ily all the best for the fes­tive pe­riod and 2019.

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