Leading Scottish Conservative politicians visit Blair DrummondType: News
Published on: 17th May 2019
Jackson Carlaw MSP, the Interim Leader of the Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, and local MP Stephen Kerr MP, visited Blair Drummond on 26 April 2019.
This was the latest in the series of visits by the leaders of Scotland’s political parties to Camphill communities to find out about the potential impact of Brexit upon the Camphill communities in Scotland.
The two politicians were given a tour of Blair Drummond, and met a group of co-workers likely to be affected by Brexit. They heard first hand the co-workers’ concerns about the potential impact of Brexit upon Blair Drummond, and upon the other Camphill communities in Scotland.
Stephen Kerr MP said: “There aren’t many places more beautiful in Stirling than Camphill. This is a wonderful establishment full of dedicated staff and volunteers that ensure who visits or stays here has access to the highest quality support and activities. I really wanted Jackson to see for himself just how good it is”.
Jackson Carlaw MSP said: “It was a pleasure to meet the staff and some of the residents. There are so many opportunities available to people and it is obvious that everyone is involved in providing them cares deeply about their role in the organisation and providing the fulfilling experiences available”.
Jason Glass, Director of Operations at Camphill Blair Drummond said: “I was delighted to welcome Stephen back to Camphill with Jackson. It is important we take every opportunity to show just how vital the work we do here is and have discussions with elected representatives so they are fully informed of that and the challenges we face to keep providing the highest quality care and support”.
Dr Neil Henery, Director of Camphill Scotland said: “We were delighted to meet Jackson Carlaw MSP and Stephen Kerr MP at Blair Drummond. They heard from a group of young international volunteers. The volunteers were worried about the impact of Brexit on their status and upon the opportunities for volunteers in future. Both Jackson and Stephen were very receptive to their concerns. Clearly, both want to ensure that Brexit and future immigration arrangements do not place unnecessary obstacles in the way of future international volunteers. We look forward to continuing our work with them on this”.