Citizenship - Parliament show on the road
A travelling exhibition exploring 10 people's experiences of interacting with the Scottish Parliament will open tomorrow in Greenock Central Library.
The exhibition, Moving Stories, has already toured more than 1,000 miles around Scotland and been viewed by more than 100,000 people.
Now in an updated version, the exhibition shows "how ordinary members of the public have worked with their Parliament in raising issues and bringing about positive change", said the Presiding Officer, Alex Fergusson.
The 10 people featured are:
- John Macleod, from Lothian, who lodged two petitions on Gaelic;
- Tina McGeever, from Highlands and Islands, who submitted an e-petition on the ability to access cancer drugs on the NHS;
- Reverend Iain MacDonald, from Highlands and Islands, who led Time for Reflection in the Scottish Parliament;
- Gemma Mackintosh, from Highlands and Islands, who campaigns for improved support for Scots with a visual impairment;
- Bob Reid, from South of Scotland, who submitted a petition to establish off-road motorbike facilities;
- Amal Azzudin, from Glasgow, who campaigned against the practice of dawn raids on failed asylum-seekers;
- John Muir, from the west of Scotland, who submitted a petition on tackling knife crime, following the death of his son;
- Walter Baxter, from north-east Scotland, who organised a petition objecting to the merging of specialist care units for people suffering a brain haemorrhage;
- Claire Ewing, a member of the Scottish Youth Parliament;
- Rebecca Brown, from central Scotland, who carried out a work placement at her local MSP constituency office.
The exhibition will move to Elgin Library on October 2 and to Dumfries Museum and Camera Obscura on October 28.