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

Paul Cockburn

Aurora Constantin

Patricia Hewitt

Michael McEwan

Janice Connelly

Carolyn Hunter

John Sutherland MBE

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

Children’s Health Scotland

Disability Equality Scotland

Down’s Syndrome Scotland

Dyslexia Scotland


Equality & 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

Motor Neurone Disease Scotland (MND)

MS Society

Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre Lothian





Renfrewshire Access Panel

RCOT – the Royal College of Occupational Therapists

RNIB Scotland

Royal War 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

Scottish Personal Assistant Employers Network (SPAEN)

South Edinburgh Amenities Group (SEAG)

Scout Scotland

See Around Britain

Sense Scotland

Skills Development Scotland

STUC Disabled Workers’ Committee

Talk Time Edinburgh

Turning Point Scotland

UK Owner Trained Assistance Dogs Campaign for Change (OTADCC)

Versus Arthritis

West Dunbartonshire Access Panel

Get involved

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Cross Party Groups and GDPR

Please note that some Cross-Party Groups have external organisations that provide secretariat support to the Group. These organisations manage your information in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requirements. The links to the privacy policies, of the organisations that have provided them to the Scottish Parliament are available on our website.

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