Glasgow Labour MSP Anne McTaggart this week welcomed back 94 year-old great grandfather and church elder Jamie Stewart to the Scottish Parliament to once again address MSP’s at time for reflection.
Mr Stewart was invited to speak at Parliament in October last year and his performance was so warmly received that Presiding Officer Tricia Marwick invited him back to address MSP’s.
Mr Stewart is an elder in the Church of Scotland High Carnytne Parish Church in Glasgow and author of ‘A Glasgow Bible’, ‘Proverbs in the Patter’ and his most recent book, ‘Still Running: The Seven Lives of a Glasgow Phenomenon’. He is a former champion amateur athlete and professional actor and was also a Queen’s batonbearer at the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
Ms McTaggart said “It was a pleasure to be able to meet with Mr Stewart and hear his address at Time for Reflection. He again read a passage from the Bible, this time about the three wise men, and put his own unique Scottish twist on it and I know that fellow MSP’s enjoyed his performance just as much as I did. His books are fantastic and I would encourage people to find out more about this incredible man. I would like to thank Mr Stewart for coming along to Parliament and I look forward to hopefully seeing him address MSP’s again soon.”