Week in Review: 24th – 28th February

  • Ruth held surgeries in Fullarton, Stevenston, Pennyburn and Irvinenext surgeries take place on Friday 13th March. A full list of dates and times is available here.
  • Ruth met with Scottish Youth Parliament Equalities and Human Rights Convener, Revati Campbell to hear about the work of the Youth Parliament and discuss joint work on a session on racial inequality at the next sitting of the Youth Parliament. 
  • Ruth showed her support for ENABLE Scotland’s #Insafehands campaign
  • Joined Rona Mackay MSP along with Community Justice Scotland at a showcase of the Second Chancers campaign. This public-facing campaign aims to raise awareness of what community justice is and build confidence in it as an effective sentencing option that reduces offending, reduces the number of victims and improves lives.
  • Ruth met with the Scottish Wildlife Trust to discuss the former ICI site at Ardeer and the Special Development Order in the area. The trust and local campaigners are committed to protecting and enhancing the peninsula where several rare species of bees, birds and insects have been found.
  • The Equality and Human Rights Committee took evidence to help in their scrutiny of the Civil Partnerships (Scotland) Bill.
  • During portfolio questions Ruth received confirmation from Scottish Government that they do not support the use of Punitive Sanction Regimes in Drug and Alcohol Recovery programmes the exchange can be seen below
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