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"Politics is all about people. As a Central Scotland MSP it is both a pleasure and a privilege to meet and become involved with a hugely diverse number of people and organisations"

Margaret Mitchell
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Archive for August 2012

PETAL (People Experiencing Trauma and Loss)

Aug. 21st 2012

That the Parliament acknowledges the ongoing work of the charity People Experiencing Trauma and Loss (Petal), which is based in Hamilton; understands that the charity provides support for those affected by murder, culpable homicide and suicide and is the only charity in Scotland to provide services for this particular group; welcomes the growth of the charity over the last 12 months; notes that it has expanded its outreach services in Glasgow and works in collaboration with Victim Support in Edinburgh; recognises that, as well as providing advice and counselling for users at its support centre and over the phone, Petal also provides holistic therapies including reiki and aromatherapy; notes Petal’s work with children and young people who have experienced trauma and loss, and welcomes the success of the Ballucan programme, which is run by sports artist Jim Scullion who provides sport art workshops that aim to not only help foster children’s interest in art but also to act as a catalyst for exploring specific issues.

Posted by Marianne Paton | in Latest news, Motions

Humble Pie Bakery

Aug. 21st 2012

That the Parliament congratulates Humble Pie Bakery in Bothwell on winning National Gold in The Best Bakery Products in Scotland at the 2012 Scottish Baker of the Year Awards for its chocolate orange cupcake; notes that Humble Pie was also the winner of the Regional Gold for Individual Cake in the Central Belt and Tayside region; recognises that Humble Pie is a family-run business that opened only two years ago and considers that it has proved to be very popular with the Bothwell community; further notes the success of JB Christie’s bakery in Airdrie, which also won National Gold in The Best Bakery Products in Scotland for its white bread; believes that there has been a resurgence in the popularity of home-baked and handmade goods in recent years, and hopes that local bakeries will continue to produce excellent products and perhaps encourage people to do more baking at home.

Posted by Marianne Paton | in Motions

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