In the wake of the recent cabinet reshuffle, Paisley’s MSP George Adam has been promoted to the post of Parliamentary Liaison Officer (PLO) to the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning, Mike Russell. George will now be the link between the cabinet and MSP’s regarding all things educational.
Speaking on the appointment, George said, “I met with the First Minister last Thursday [13/09/12] to officially accept the post and was delighted to have been asked to take on such an important role. Education forms the foundations of society, what we learn in our early years forms so much of what we will do in our later years, so it is paramount that we give everyone the same opportunities. I am eager to contribute in any way I can to the Scottish Government’s world renowned education system.
‘In my role, I will hold regular meetings with Mike Russell to discuss current educational matters while I will also sit on the Education Committee at Holyrood. I believe this post will be educational for me as well, I hope to learn as much as I can, taking on board opinions from all corners of society, opinions which I will always be ready to pass on to the Cabinet Secretary.
‘As Cabinet Secretary for Education, Mike Russell has three Ministers working under him overseeing, science, children and young people and youth employment, all areas of great importance to the people of Scotland, areas which I also intend to work with and support. I would like to thank both Mike Russell and the First Minister for giving me the opportunity and look forward to making a positive contribution to Scottish education.”