Bo'ness boy receives letter from his hero Nicola Sturgeon

Nine-year-old Bo’ness boy Cameron McCluskey was delighted to receive a letter from First Minister Nicola Sturgeon last week, after he chose her as his famous Scottish person to deliver a two minute presentation on for a class project.

Wednesday, 24th February 2021, 2:28 pm
Grange Primary School pupil Cameron McCluskey with his letter from the First Minister.

Cameron’s mum Marilynn Wotherspoon sent the video to the First Minister, who delighted Cameron by writing a letter back thanking him and praising his presentation, admitting that she still gets “a little nervous sometimes” speaking in front of people.

Marilynn said: "He couldn’t believe the letter was from her. He thought I had typed it up and sent it to him! He is really chuffed.

"She is so busy with Covid, so to take the time to get back to him is so sweet.”

Marilynn explained why Cameron chose to do his presentation on the First Minister.

She said: “He watches the daily briefing, he loves it, he is obsessed with the First Minister. He just really admires her.

"I’m not into politics at all so I don’t know where it comes from.

"He probably never even knew her name before Covid.

"He just listens to the news and picks things up. It’s good in some ways as he understands what is going on.

"This has cheered him up as he’s stuck in the house. She has made a young boy really happy, made his year!

"The other kids chose famous Scots like Sean Connery to talk about. I think he was the only one to choose a political person.”