Colin Beattie, MSP for Midlothian North and Musselburgh, today attended the 2015 Scottish Older People’s Assembly. Held at the Scottish Parliament, this assembly convened to convey the experiences and concerns of the older people in Scotland directly to parliamentarians.
SOPA’s local meetings, like the one held earlier this year in Dalkeith, came to a focus today in the workshops held during this year’s conference. These workshops were intended to identify how best to highlight the priorities of the older people of Scotland, including issues about community safety, health, and transportation.
Commenting, Colin Beattie said:
“I was glad to attend the Scottish Older People’s Assembly this year. The assembly is a wonderful opportunity to hear discussion and debate from an incredibly diverse group of people.
"I was delighted to meet members of the Midlothian SOPA at today’s assembly. I commend them on all the work they do to ensure that a voice for older people is heard in our community and throughout Scotland. The workshops held today at Parliament have brought to our attention the concerns most important to Scotland’s older people and we must ensure that these concerns are being answered.”