Visitors to the exhibition will be able to listen to information about John Macleod’s
experience of lodging and promoting a petition.
The exhibition explores the role and history of the Scottish Parliament.
Iain Macleod - who hails from Carloway - has engaged with the Scottish Parliament
through a number of its committees, most notably its Public Petitions Committee.
Ken Macintosh, Presiding Officer of the Scottish Parliament, said: “The stories told
in this new exhibition are wonderful examples of how people in Scotland can engage
with their Parliament to make a real and very tangible difference.
“The Parliament is very grateful to John for agreeing to feature in our exhibition
and I hope his story will inspire others to visit Holyrood, engage with their local
MSPs or campaign on issues they feel passionate about.”
Iain Macleod, said: “I’ve engaged frequently with the Scottish Parliament over the
years to promote the role of Gaelic in our society. Progress has happened – even
if it’s not always exactly as quick or as easy as I would like it to be.
“That said, the Parliament has been open to our approaches, and I hope its actions
will help to preserve and promote Gaelic to future generations.”
Gaelic campaigner celebrated in Scottish Parliament exhibition
5 March 2017
Presiding Officer Ken Macintosh and Iain Macleod
The Lewis-born president of An Comunn Gàidhealach, who campaigned for greater recognition
and promotion of the Gaelic language, features in a new Scottish Parliament exhibition.