Bell Baxter!


I was at Bell Baxter today (my own school!) talking to people about the SYP elections and how I could represent them. It was a really good opportunity to talk more about what I will do if elected.

Why should you vote for me? Click here to read about my policies.

One of the things that came up was the environment. I discovered a few days ago that supermarket lorries in the UK travel the distance to the moon and back…every day. That’s nearly 800,000 miles! If I’m elected, one of the things I will campaign for is greater food sustainability in Fife. We need to encourage eating locally sourced produce – initiatives like the Fife Diet are fantastic examples of how we might go about this.

Other environmental policies I want to promote include energy efficiency in public buildings (council buildings, schools, etc.), and the reduction of speed limits in built up areas.

The campaign has been going fantastically – I am so grateful to everyone who has supported me so far. There’s not long left now!




Madras Kilrymont!

I had my first meeting today with the students of Madras Kilrymont! It was absolutely wonderful to get to know some of you and hear about what matters to you.

I spent time going round talking to some of you at lunch, and I asked you all ‘if you could change anything, what would it be?’ Your answers ranged from the light-hearted to the inspiring.

Someone wanted to get rid of the uniform – she told me it made her feel unwelcome. Another was desperate to deal with levels of hate crime, and another wanted the LGBT community to feel more welcome in Fife. It’s so important that we keep sight of these things.

(we also discussed free chocolate in school.. 🙂 )

One of the really important messages I got from you today is how angry you are about the delays in the new campus for Madras. I think it’s pretty outrageous that the school you have been repeatedly promised has been put off for decades. It’s not fair on anyone – students, staff, or parents – and is another example of young people being ignored in the decision making process.

As your MSYP, I would make it an absolute priority to push for the new Langlands campus. There has been some progress over the last year – I hope we can make something of this, and get you the school you need and deserve.

I am so grateful to all of you for taking time to talk to me. Remember – 8th of March. Vote Kit McCarthy!!