KIRKCALDY and Cowdenbeath MP Roger Mullin has shown his commitment to strengthening the links between his constituency and Malawi by becoming a member of the Scotland Malawi Partnership.

Fife has many existing links with Malawi, which is fighting poverty in the north of the country, and some of the schools in Roger Mullin’s constituency, including Kirkcaldy, Balwearie, Beath and Lochgelly High Schools and Dalgety Bay, Donibristle and Burntisland Primary Schools, enjoy active two-way school-to-school links which inform and inspire generations of young Fifers to be good global citzens.

The MP made the decision to become a member of the Scotland Malawi Partnership after meeting with the organisation’s Principal Officer David Hope-Jones in his constituency office.

Commenting, Roger said: “I am very proud of the longstanding friendship that Scotland has with Malawi and the many civic links between these two countries.

"These links are particularly strong in my constituency and I am keen to promote and build upon this impressive record.

“I was only too happy to become a member of the Scotland Malawi Partnership and will do what I can in my position as a Member of Parliament to raise issues affecting the bilateral links with Malawi in my constituency at Westminster.”

The Scotland Malawi Partnership is the national umbrella organisations which exists to co-ordinate, support and represent the many civic links between these two nations.

The Partnership represents 94,000 Scots, through its 680 member organisations which include: all Scottish universities, half Scotland’s local authorities, over 150 primary and secondary schools, and hundreds of churches, charities, NGOs, businesses and community groups.