Andrew Welsh MSP received the 2010 Scottish Family Values Award at a ceremony in the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh. He was commended for his consistent support for family values and his long public service. Andrew Welsh is retiring from parliament at next year’s elections.
The Family Values Award has been presented annually in Scotland for several years by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and awarded to community members who have defended time-honoured family life. It is part of the Church’s global effort to promote the family and family life.
Accepting the award, Welsh commented, “The old taboos and disciplines have been challenged, even the word ‘family’ now has multiple meanings.”
Welsh said, “We now live in a very different society from the mid-20th Century environment into which I was born with, as my immediate family, my mother, father, brothers and sister and with grandparents, cousins, aunts, uncles as the wider family. All of whom had a role to play in the upbringing and well being of children and that is what families are all about.”
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