Purpose of the group

1. To act as a channel of communication between the Scottish Parliament, disabled people and organisations working or supporting disabled people.

2. To provide opportunities for Members of the Scottish Parliament to learn about needs of disabled people and the barriers individuals face excluding them from performing an active role within society.

3. To increase awareness and raise the profile of rights for disabled people.

4. To put disability on the agenda of the Scottish Parliament.

Forthcoming meetings

The Cross-Party Group on Disability is holding elections for office bearers  by email.  The positions for which elections are to be held are Convener, Deputy-Convenor and Secretary.  The current office bearers Michael McMahon MSP - Convener, Siobhan McMahon MSP and Annabelle Ewing MSP - Deputy-Convener and Quarriers (Helen Hunter) Secretary, are happy to stand again.  Members must vote for these candidates by 21 August, 2014.  For further information, please contact the Convenor of the Group, Michael McMahon MSP on Michael.McMahon.msp@scottish.parliament.uk.

Next meeting:

The Cross-Party Group on Disability is holding elections for office bearers by email. Please see the Group's page for further details.


Annual Return/Report

Group Officers

Group Members

Non MSP Individuals

Neil Wallworth

John Sutherland


Quarriers - Secretariat and Treasurer

Action Duchenne

Archibald Foundation

Barnardo’s Scotland

Capability Scotland

Contact A Family Scotland


The Brittle Bones Society

fSDC Liaison Project

D&G Voice

Disability Information Greater Glasgow

Disabilities Fife

Scottish Disability Equality Forum

Glasgow Disability Alliance

Inclusion Scotland

Leonard Cheshire Disability


RNID Scotland

Action on Hearing Loss Scotland


Scottish Accessible Transport Alliance


South Edinburgh Amenities Group

The National Autistic Society

The National League of The Blind & Disabled

Turning Point Scotland



The Stroke Association

The Action Group


Renfrewshire Access Panel


The Thistle Foundation

Audio Description Scotland

Scotland’s Commissioner for Children & Young People

Age Scotland

Autism Rights

Lead Scotland


Community Integrated Care

Get involved

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Tel: 01505 616134


Michael McMahon MSP

Scottish Parliament
EH99 1SP

0131 348 5828