The SNP’s Michelle Thomson MSP has announced that Bo’ness based Sustainable Thinking Scotland CIC will attend the Scottish Parliament’s opening ceremony having been nominated as Local Heroes.

Steve McQueen will attend as the lead nominee for the social enterprise and will be accompanied by business partner Sean Kerr for the official opening of the Scottish Parliament’s sixth session.

Founded in 2016, Sustainable Thinking Scotland CIC have piloted a project to grow fruit and vegetables on Kinneil Estate to provide nutritious food to local foodbanks for free, while operating a truly circular system to reduce CO2 in the atmosphere by producing biochar using natural waste from forestry.

Falkirk East MSP, Michelle Thomson, said: “While I received several nominations of truly heroic constituents, I am delighted to announce that Steve and Sean will be attending the Opening Ceremony of the Scottish Parliament. These two gentlemen are true local heroes, working day and night in difficult conditions to provide food and real sustainable solutions to the local communities.

“Food poverty is a serious issue and simply meeting Steve and Sean you get a feel for how serious they are about it. I am proud to say that they are part of my constituency and applaud them for their effort and contribution over the past 5 years.

“I am excited to see where their vision will take them, not only in the fight against food poverty but in their efforts to reduce carbon emissions. They are a real inspiration and hope they enjoy a rare day off at the opening ceremony of the Parliament.”


More information on Sustainable Thinking Scotland CIC can be found at their Facebook page


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