Salmond pledges continuing support for Trust

21-01-2016. Picture Michael Gillen. EDINBURGH - Scottish Parliament Building. Bo'ness Painter Anne Power exhibition, reception hosted by exhibition sponsor Falkirk East MSP Angus MacDonald. Paintings of all First Ministers; Nicola Sturgeon, Alex Salmond, Jack McConnell, Henry McLeish and Donald Dewar. Alex Salmond was in attendance for the reception. Alex Salmond.
21-01-2016. Picture Michael Gillen. EDINBURGH - Scottish Parliament Building. Bo'ness Painter Anne Power exhibition, reception hosted by exhibition sponsor Falkirk East MSP Angus MacDonald. Paintings of all First Ministers; Nicola Sturgeon, Alex Salmond, Jack McConnell, Henry McLeish and Donald Dewar. Alex Salmond was in attendance for the reception. Alex Salmond.

Alex Salmond MP, has pledged continuing support for a North East of Scotland charity, formed when he became First Minister of Scotland in 2007.

The Mary Salmond Trust was established in the name of his late mother and, reflecting her lifelong interest in guiding, works to support community and youth organisations in the North East of Scotland.

The Trust has received funding in the years when Mr Salmond has served in both Westminster and Holyrood, following a promise he made to benefit from only one parliamentary salary.

Since standing down as an MSP this year, Mr Salmond now only serves in one Parliament and thus his commitment has been redeemed. However, now he has pledged to continue to support the charity in 2015/16 by guaranteeing the further sum of £10,000.

He said: “Since 2007, the Mary Salmond Trust has contributed enormously to communities throughout the North East, helping many great causes and organisations.

“I want that effort to progress and I am in a position to offer this further support.”