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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 2016

Dyslexia Scotland and SFA partnership

Aug. 30th 2016

Motion lodged, as follows;

Motion Number: S5M-01217
That the Parliament congratulates the Scottish Football Association (SFA) and Dyslexia Scotland on their two-year partnership; understands that a celebration event, held on 26 August 2016 at the National Stadium at Hampden Park to mark the culmination of the partnership, highlighted the success of the partnership, which aims to help increase awareness about dyslexia in the footballing world and among football fans; recognises that the SFA also helps Dyslexia Scotland to raise funds at football matches and through an annual Christmas donation; notes that, at the event, celebrities such as the former Formula 1 world champion, Sir Jackie Stewart, and the current Scotland international footballer, Steven Naismith, gave presentations about their experience of being dyslexic, while the Scottish entrepreneur, Jim McColl, talked about the work of his school, Newland Junior College, which helps disengaged young people, and commends Dyslexia Scotland for the excellent work that it undertakes in helping to support people with dyslexia.

Signing the Befriending Pledge

Aug. 30th 2016

Signing the befriending pledge with Befriend-in-Bellshill at the Orbiston Neighbourhood Centre.

Befriending services, like Befriend-in-Bellshill, do crucial work in tackling loneliness in our communities.

Signing the Befriending pledge

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