Dumfries and Galloway ‘grass roots spirit’ hailed
Push for fairer Scotland.
People in Dumfries and Galloway will have their voices heard in a national discussion about how to make Scotland a fairer and more equal country.
The autumn phase of the Fairer Scotland discussion rolls into Dumfries on October 20 with an event at Easterbrook Hall, Bankend Road from 1.30pm to 5pm.
More than 1,500 people took part in a summer of Fairer Scotland public events, with social media platforms attracting over 12,000 visitors.
Following the nationwide discussions, an action plan will be published in the new year that reflects the views provided by the people of Scotland.
Social Justice Secretary Alex Neil, said: “This summer, travelling up and down the country, I have seen at first hand the grass roots spirit come alive in towns and cities, like Dumfries.
“It is mobilising people to attend Fairer Scotland events and tell us what needs to change to make people’s lives better. Countless others have submitted their views online.
“Next week a Fairer Scotland event will take place in Dumfries so that more people in Dumfries and Galloway are able to set out their vision of a fairer Scotland.
“All these views will help inform future Scottish Government’s policies designed to tackle inequality and put in place measures to create a better country for all.”
David Coulter, CEO, Third Sector Dumfries and Galloway said: ‘This is a fantastic opportunity to have a direct influence over the policy and direction of Scotland in the course of the next fifteen years.
“The people of Dumfries and Galloway are passionate about ensuring their voice is heard and having a role in decisions that impact on their lives.
“We have a vibrant third sector in Dumfries and Galloway, one of the most exciting and dynamic in Scotland in our opinion, and one that makes a lasting contribution to the wellbeing of the people and communities of Dumfries and Galloway.
“As such, we are particularly interested that a wide range of people have a chance to input into important Government policy.”
If you wish to register your interest in attending the Dumfries event please visit http://bit.ly/1LaK5pT
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