Read my 2016 Christmas message.

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Merry Christmas and a very happy New Year. 

My eMagazine will return in the New Year with a bumper edition covering December and January. In the meantime enjoy the festive break!

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This year, my Christmas card was designed by Primary 3 pupil Sophie Stewart from St Peter’s Primary School.


Sophie’s wonderful handprint reindeer picture was chosen as the winning entry in the South Edinburgh Christmas card design competition by the Minister for Morningside Parish Church and next Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, Reverend Dr Derek Browning. I presented Sophie with her prize at a special awards ceremony hosted by Deputy Store Manager Emma McFadden from Sainsbury’s, Cameron Toll. Prizes were also awarded to the winning entrants from each participating school and their lovely designs can be seen below.

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This year saw more than 2,000 children from seventeen schools in Edinburgh South take part and it remains the most popular MP Christmas card competition in the UK. Due to generous sponsorship from Sainsbury’s at Cameron Toll every pupil who enters wins a prize.

As well as being my constituency Christmas card, a small number are sent around the world, and once again this year they will land on the doormats of Buckingham Palace, 10 Downing Street and the White House.

You can see a selection of the finalists from all of the local schools on display in Sainsbury’s Cameron Toll during the festive period. I’m sure you will agree that the local artistic talent is brilliant.




The teachers, parents and all of the young people who take part each year deserve special praise for the continued success of the competition and I would like to thank you all.

Huge thanks also go to the fantastic team at Sainsbury’s Cameron Toll for their generous assistance, and to all of my constituents for their help and support throughout the year.

During the Christmas and New Year period my office will be closed from 1pm on Friday 23 December and will re-open at 10am on Thursday 5 January.  If you have any urgent enquiries please email

Ian Murray MP

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