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: 16 September 2020

This meeting will be held virtually at 1pm and will include the AGM. Should you wish to attend you must contact Julie Shillitto, Julia.Shillitto@parliament.scot, in advance of the meeting.



Annual Return/Report

Group Officers

Group Members

Non MSP Individuals

Paul Cockburn

Aurora Constantin

Patricia Hewit

Michael McEwan

Janice Connelly

Caroline Hunter

Hazel Kelly

Wilma McLean

Claire Mooney

Emma Pauley

Rebecca Pender

Yvonne Stevenson-Robb


Office of Jeremy Balfour MSP – secretary

Scottish Accessible Transport Alliance (SATA) – treasurer 

Action Duchenne

Action on Hearing Loss

ASD Fife Community Hub

Capability Scotland 

Carers West Lothian

Cerebral Palsy Scotland 

Down's Syndrome Scotland  


Equality and Rights Network

Glasgow Centre for Inclusive Living (GCIL) 

Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity

Glasgow Disability Alliance (GDA) 

Go Upstream

Guide Dogs Scotland


Inclusion Scotland 

Lead Scotland 

Leonard Cheshire

MS Society 

Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre Lothian





Renfrewshire Access Panel

RNIB Scotland 

Royal Blind and Scottish War Blinded  

Scottish Auto Cycle Union (SACU) 

Scottish Churches Disability Group (SCDG)

Scottish Commission for Learning Disability (SCLD)

Scottish Council on Visual Impairment (SCOVI)

Scottish Disability Sport 

Disability Equality Scotland

Scottish Personal Assistant Employers Network (SPAEN)

South Edinburgh Amenities Group (SEAG) 

Sense Scotland 

Skills Development Scotland

STUC Disabled Workers’ Committee

Talk Time Edinburgh

Turning Point Scotland

Versus Arthritis

West Dunbartonshire Access Panel

Get involved

Next meeting:
16 September 2020





Jeremy Balfour MSP

Scottish Parliament
Holyrood Road
EH99 1SP

0131 348 5961


Cross Party Groups and GDPR

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