Last week, Colin Beattie, MSP for Midlothian North and Musselburgh attended Scottish Huntington’s Association 30th Anniversary commemorative bench unveiling at Drummond Grange Nursing Home.
The event was well attended and heard from Annette Brown, Senior HD Specialist, Scottish Huntington’s Association and other representatives.
Scottish Huntington’s Association (SHA) is a Scottish charity that was established by families living with Huntington’s disease (HD) in the late 1980s. Experiencing directly the dearth of services available to them, the organisation pursued the goal of setting up specialist family support services and this ultimately blossomed into the development of an extensive network of specialist services.
There are currently nine specialist HD services in Scotland; Highland, Grampian, Tayside, Angus, Fife, Lothians, Lanarkshire, Glasgow and Ayrshire. They also have three specialist youth advisors; one covering the North East, based in Aberdeen, and two the South West, based in Glasgow.
Speaking after the event, Mr Beattie stated,
‘I was delighted to be invited to the unveil the commemorative bench at Drummond Grange Nursing Home.
‘Scottish Huntington’s Association is an important charity for people suffering with Huntington’s disease.
‘It was a pleasure to meet so many people involved with the charity and I wish them all the best for the future and here’s to the next 30 years.’