Former MSP, Edinburgh Eastern
I thank members from all sides of the chamber for supporting my motion. That is as it should be, because Caring in Craigmillar is an outstanding organisation that acts without fear or favour, political partiality or prejudice, for the welfare of the elderly not simply in Craigmillar but throughout east Edinburgh. The debate affords me an opportunity not just to praise an outstanding local...
I heartily endorse the comments that were made initially by the current committee convener, which have been endorsed by every member across the chamber who has spoken so far. To some extent, the chamber seems to be echoing the committee, where we tend to operate by consensus, which is a good thing. I was not aware of the precise history of petitions and I am grateful to David Stewart for his...
I, too, thank Gil Paterson for raising the issue and for his eloquent speech, which narrated the depth and complexity of the issue. It is not a high-profile one, but it is certainly high up in its consequence and effect and, indeed, its intensity for many people. As we are all aware, the issue is hidden in many ways. That is perhaps for two reasons. First, it can be hidden because of age and...
Former Scottish National Party MSP for Edinburgh Eastern
Entered the Scottish Parliament on 6 May 1999 — Election
Left the Scottish Parliament on 23 March 2016 — Election
Also represented Edinburgh East and Musselburgh; Lothians
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