Health and Sport Committee welcomes 1000th witness


Deputy Convener Bob Doris MSP, Fiona Collie, and Duncan McNeil MSP 

Fiona Collie from Carers Scotland gave evidence to the Health and Sport Committee this morning and was the Committee’s 1000th witness this session.

Convener of the Health and Sport Committee Duncan McNeil MSP said: “This is a great milestone for the Health and Sport Committee to reach. The Committee has had a busy parliamentary session and its engagement with organisations and individuals has been central to the work it has done.

"The Committee has carried out scrutiny of a wide range of topics this session and each and every one of the 1000 witnesses have played a key role in the process. We wish to thank all of the Committee’s witnesses for their contribution.

"The 1000th witness is, fittingly, Carers Scotland, as carers organisations have provided members with invaluable evidence and insight into the role of carers when we considered the Self Directed Support Bill and Carers Bill this session.” 

Fiona Collie, Policy and Public Affairs Manager, Carers Scotland said: “We have welcomed the opportunity to work with the Committee and its members. Their interest in and engagement with carers and carers organisations has been greatly appreciated.

"This was particularly useful during the passage of the recent Carers (Scotland) Bill where we had the opportunity to arrange for informal sessions with members of the committee to meet and hear directly from carers about their views and experiences. We look forward to continuing to work with the committee in future.”

Picture: from left, Deputy Convener Bob Doris MSP, Fiona Collie, and Duncan McNeil MSP

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