'I AM delighted to be writing in the Politician’s Opinion Column once again, these are unprecedented times and I want to re-assure you all that I’m continuing to work around the clock to represent each and every young person in the Cowdenbeath Constituency. Please get in touch if you have an issue, concern or comment.

SQA Exam Results

Tuesday August 4 is the date which all senior phase pupils in the Cowdenbeath constituency, and indeed Scotland, will receive their results from the SQA. As we didn’t sit exams, the results may be slightly different to what you were expecting.

Whatever the results, the SQA and your teachers have worked their socks off to try and ensure you are properly recognised and rewarded for the hard work you have put in over the 2019-20 session before lockdown.

I wanted to take this as a chance to wish you all good luck, I have my fingers crossed for you, and all remember, there is #NoWrongPath and if your results weren’t what you hoped; you can still achieve your dreams!

Please take time to check out the SQA’s website as well as Skills Development Scotland who will have a wealth of resources leading up to and on results day to help you all.


The Deputy First Minister, John Swinney MSP, announced that schools across the country will return to full time teaching on August 11. I welcome this and believe it is now time to get you, our young people, back into school and back learning.

I and the Government have been clear that we will only back this proposal if the science suggests that it is okay to proceed and safe to do so. I would never want to see any young person placed in harm and neither would the Government. The health and safety of our children and young people comes first, but now is the time to start teaching our children once more.

The Future

As I plan for the next steps in my life (as I realise I cannot stay young for ever!) I would like to take the chance to wish all young people the very best of luck, especially the Class of 2020 from my constituency.

Many of you will be going into further education or into employment and I want to wish you all well. We haven’t had it easy but I will know each and everyone of you will change the world in your own ways. Good luck!

If any young person (12-25) has an issue/concern they’d like me to raise, or wants to know more about my work, please get in touch by emailing Bailey-Lee.Robb.MSYP@sypmail.org.uk or following me on Twitter: @BaileyLeeMSYP '