The Scottish Parliament is on the hunt for heroes in communities during the Covid pandemic.

MSPs all 129 of them are being asked to nominate someone from their constituencies to be recognised by Holyrood.

Those chosen will be invited to take part in the opening ceremony of his session of the Scottish Parliament, in October.

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Each new session of the Parliament, following an election is usually opened by the Queen.

It means that there would be 15 community heroes representing Glasgow if each of the city’s MSPs nominates someone.

They are asked to put forward someone who has made an extraordinary contribution to the lives of other people living in Scotland locally or nationally during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Alison Johnstone MSP, Presiding Officer of the Scottish Parliament, said: “As parliamentarians we have all heard directly of the difficult circumstances that many people in our communities have faced because of this pandemic.

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“But alongside this, we have heard so many uplifting stories of people and communities coming together to protect those most vulnerable.

“As we begin this new session of Parliament, we are filled with renewed purpose, hope and determination to make things better for people in Scotland. Therefore, it is fitting that we can use this occasion to tell the story of those across Scotland who have provided that optimism for others.

“As we seek to recover and rebuild our country, I am proud that the Parliament can play it’s part in celebrating and honouring those that have made such a positive difference during challenging times.”

Glasgow electd eight SNP MSPs to Holyrood in May this year in each of the eight parliamentary constituencies.

There are four Labour, Two Conservative and one Green MSP on the Glasgow regional list.

At the last opening of the Scottish Parliament in 2016 the Queen, accompanied by the late Duke of Edinburgh, performed the official opening ceremony, followed by the Riding Procession, a parade down the Royal Mile to Holyrood, which included the 129 Local heroes, chosen by MSPs.

In her speech she referred to “staying calm and collected in an increasingly challenging world”.