Breaking down barriers

Lothians MSP Sarah Boyack
Lothians MSP Sarah Boyack

Local MSP Sarah Boyack joined national charity The Conservation Volunteers (TCV) at its Greenability Conference in Linlithgow.

The meeting, which took place on Wednesday, brought together disability sector agencies and environmental organisations to share good practice on the positive impact outdoor spaces can have on people with disabilities.

TCV saw it as a great opportunity to bring together the environment and disability sectors.

A key aim of the conference was to encourage greater access and participation in the environment for disabled groups.

The conference included a range of talks and presentations from Scottish Natural Heritage, ENABLE, Sense Scotland and Sarah Boyack MSP.

Commenting on the Greenability Conference Lothian MSP, Sarah Boyack, said: “In communities across Scotland, people live within striking distance of some of the most amazing landscapes and wildlife in the world.

“There are some excellent initiatives to encourage people to get out and explore the world around them.

“But it is important that we ensure everyone can take advantage.

“The Greenability Conference is an excellent opportunity to discuss how we can break down the barriers that prevent people with disabilities accessing the great outdoors.

“It was fantastic to see so many disability organisations working side-by-side on this issue in Linlithgow.”