"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 May 2013

Automatic External Defibrillators

May. 31st 2013

On Wednesday Margaret’s motion on Automatic External Defibrillators was debated during Member’s Business at the Scottish Parliament.

The debate reflected on the ‘AEDs in Scotland campaign’ which aims to have automatic external defibrillators (AEDs) placed in strategic locations and public places across Scotland such a remote rural locations and sports stadia. The debate also acknowledged the fact that by March 2014 all 24 schools in North Lanarkshire will be fitted with an AED, as part of the Heartstart Schools Programme.

Other issues raised during the debate included the need to map the location of AEDs and the need for life saving skills as CPR.

You can watch the debate online at:

Or read the Official Report:


East Kilbride & District Crime Prevention Panel Awards 2013

May. 31st 2013

This week Margaret attended the East Kilbride & District Crime Prevention Panel Awards 2013 at the East Kilbride Civic Centre

There were four categories of award: the East Kilbride News Rosebowl, the South Lanarkshire Silver Salver, the Crime Prevention Panel Shield and the John F Doyle Youth Award.

The evening was opened by Provost Eileen Logan, who acknowledged the efforts of local volunteers who were all presented with Certificates by the East Kilbride Crime Prevention Panel.  The provost also presented the South Lanarkshire Silver Salvar to the Calderglen Befriending Project

Commenting, Margaret who is a patron of the East Kilbride Crime Prevention Panel said:

‘East Kilbride & District Crime Prevention Panel Awards are an excellent event that highlights the hard work done by many, young and old, in the community to prevent crime.

‘I was particularly struck by the efforts of Calderglen High School’s Befriending Project whereby young people befriend older members of their community and also help them with their IT skills. I was therefore very pleased to see Daniel, Sophie, Callum and Lauren win the South Lanarkshire Silver Salver.

‘Overall the East Kilbride & District Crime Prevention Panel works hard to help their local community and their One-Stop Information and Resource Unit at Prince’s Square, East Kilbride, is a great benefit to the wider South Lanarkshire community.’


Margaret with South Lanarkshire Silver Salver winners Daniel, Sophie, Callum and Lauren, from Calderglen High School

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