Purpose of the group

  • To act as a channel of communication between the Scottish Parliament, disabled people and organisations working or supporting disabled people.
  • To provide opportunities for Members of the Scottish Parliament to learn about needs of disabled people and the barriers individuals face excluding them from performing an active role within society.
  • To increase awareness and raise the profile of rights for disabled people.
  • To put disability on the agenda of the Scottish Parliament.

Forthcoming meetings

Next meeting:



Annual Return/Report

Group Officers

Group Members

Non MSP Individuals

Janice Connelly

Carolynne Hunter

John Sutherland MBE 

Rebecca Pender

Ross Foley

Paul F Cockburn

Emma Pauley

Michael McEwan 

Yvonne Stevenson-Robb

Patricia Hewitt

Claire Mooney


DAS (Disability Agenda Scotland) - secretary

Scottish Accessible Transport Alliance (SATA) - treasurer

Action on Hearing Loss Scotland

Action Duchenne

Arthritis Care Scotland

ASD Fife Community Hub  

Autism Rights

Capability Scotland

Camphill Scotland

Carers Trust Scotland

Changing Faces

Contact a Family Scotland

Down's Syndrome Scotland

Drake Music Scotland


ENABLE Scotland

Glasgow Centre for Inclusive Living (GCIL)

Glasgow Disability Alliance (GDA)

Inclusion Scotland

Lead Scotland


Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre-Lothian 




RCSLT (Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists)

RNIB Scotland

Royal Blind and Scottish War Blinded 

Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH)

Scottish Churches Disability Group (SCDG)

Scottish Commission for Learning Disability (SCLD) 

Scottish Disability Equality Forum (SDEF)

Sense Scotland

Scottish Personal Assistant Employers Network (SPAEN) 

Talk Time Edinburgh

Get involved

Next meeting:





Jeremy Balfour MSP

Scottish Parliament
Holyrood Road
EH99 1SP

0131 348 5961


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