“Purple Day” for epilepsy: Think Drink? Think Drugs? Think Seizure!

[caption id="attachment_787" align="alignright" width="225"] Jean wearing her purple ribbon (and sporting a purple folder!) for Purple Day.[/caption]Jean is wearing a purple ribbon today to mark international ‘Purple Day’ for epilepsy awareness. Epilepsy Scotland supporters across the country are also wearing purple and organising fun purple-themed events in schools and workplaces,…

Jean marks UN World Down’s Syndrome Day

[caption id="attachment_783" align="alignright" width="240"] Jean at the Scottish Parliament with Down's Syndrome Scotland spokesperson Kim Scott[/caption]Jean Urquhart welcomed the charity Down’s Syndrome Scotland to the Scottish Parliament last Thursday to mark United Nations World Down’s Syndrome Day on 21 March and Down’s Syndrome Awareness Week which ran from 17 to…

Victory on Post Office ‘no island mortgages’ rule

[caption id="attachment_778" align="alignnone" width="500"] The Post Office on Iona, one of the islands still left out after the rule change.Photo: www.flickr.com/freddieh.[/caption]There's good news for many island housebuyers today as the Post Office announce that they will offer mortgages on many of Scotland's larger islands, just two weeks after Jean first…

Speech: Thirsting for Justice

Jean spoke in the Labour MSP Claudia Beamish's member's debate on the desperate water shortages experienced in Palestine as a result of the Israeli occupation. You can watch her speech below (start at 45:00), and read the transcript of the whole debate at TheyWorkForYou.com. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qN2HQ2ofdQM&w=560&h=315] Find out more about…
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