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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 March 2015

Relationships Scotland’s 60th Anniversary

Mar. 18th 2015
Motion S4M-12718 recently lodged as follows: 
That the Parliament congratulates Relationships Scotland, Couple Counselling Central Scotland (CCCS), on reaching its 60th anniversary on 13 March 2015; understands that Relationships Scotland CCCS is a self-funded charity and provides couples counselling and individual counselling support throughout the Forth Valley; welcomes that its vision for Scotland is one in which positive and respectful relationships prevail; further recognises what it considers the valuable work in facilitating both parents and individuals to prevent escalation in domestic conflict therefore stabilising the home situation, supporting children and families; congratulates Relationships Scotland’s staff and volunteers on the positive difference that they make to individuals and families undergoing an often tumultuous and painful time in their lives, and wishes the charity all the best for the future.
Posted by Felicity | in Constituency, Latest news, Motions, Parliament

NFU Dyslexia Reception at the Parliament

Mar. 13th 2015

This week Margaret was invited to say at few words at the National Farmer’s Union reception for their Farming With Dyslexia campaign, at the Scottish Parliament.

The NFU are campaigning for more support for dyslexic farmers. The issue came to their attention after a dyslexic farmer spoke at the Scottish Parliament’s Cross Party Group on Dyslexia.

It is estimated that 10% of the population are dyslexic but in the farming community this rises to 25%.

However, due to stigma and poor understanding, it can remain undiagnosed and can be problematic for those dealing with communications, regulation and form-filling within the agriculture industry.

 

NFU Farming With Dyslexia reception

Margaret with members from the CPG and NFU Farming With Dyslexia campaign

 

For more information on the Farming with Dyslexia campaign call: 07775 804717


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