Local MSP Iain Gray recently joined more than 100 ENABLE Scotland members and friends at the Scottish Parliament for an event to mark the charity’s proud 60th anniversary.
To coincide with Learning Disability Awareness Week, the event included a debate hosted by Jackie Baillie MSP, convenor of the cross-party group on learning disability in the Scottish Parliament.
More than 20 MSPs, who each received commemorative ENABLE Scotland tartan scarves and ties, attended the event for news and debate about the most pressing issues facing people with a learning disability and the services on which they rely.
ENABLE Scotland is a member-led organisation and the country’s leading charity for children and adults who have learning disabilities, which affects around 1 in 50 people.
Commenting after the event, Iain Gray MSP said:
“I was delighted to be able to attend the ENABLE Scotland 60th anniversary celebration in the Scottish Parliament, and it was a real pleasure to see so many members and volunteers from the organisation come together from communities across Scotland, including my own.
“I was also happy to sign the motion in Parliament recognising the rights of people who have learning disabilities, and to wear my ENABLE Scotland tartan to raise awareness throughout Learning Disability Week.
“I wish ENABLE Scotland and all of its members and supporters another successful 60 years.”