Moray’s Rev Jenny delivers keynote talk to Holyrood

A MORAY MINISTER has been praised for delivering a “truly excellent” opening of business at the Scottish Parliament in Holyrood earlier this week.

The Rev Jenny Adams from the Duffus, Spynie and Hopeman Parish Church was watched by her husband David and their son Ewan as she performed the ‘Time for Reflection’ duty.

Regional MSP Douglas Ross said: “I was delighted to be in the chamber and watch Jenny deliver a truly excellent Time for Reflection.

“She had MSPs across the Chamber listening intently to her description of the beautiful part of Moray she serves as Minister of Duffus, Spynie and Hopeman church and laughing with her description of the similarities between her role and that of MSPs.

“Jenny delivered a Time for Reflection which impressed so many MSPs and we were left in no doubt as to the high quality of Church Ministers we are fortunate enough to have in Moray and across Scotland.

“I hope Jenny and her family enjoyed their time in Parliament, she certainly left a very positive impression after such a great speech.”

Jenny’s name was put nominated for the task by Moray’s SNP MSP Richard Lochhead.

In her speech she told MSPs that it was her hope they would work together to make Scotland a better place for all. She told MSPs: “I am guessing that none of you went into politics for convenient working hours and universal approval and that you did so to make a difference locally, nationally and globally.

“When we do what we are drawn to do, serving those who we are called to serve and sharing our lives with those we are given to live and work with, even the difficult days can bring fulfilment.

“It does not mean that we do not do other duties, too, and it certainly includes life beyond work, but reconnecting with why can guide how we deal with the great variety and diversity of people and tasks that life and work bring us. May your calling bring you fulfilment and make Scotland a better place for all.”