Devolved disability delays will impact Disabled Scots

As a serving MSP on the Scottish Social Security Committee, I was horrified to hear Cabinet Secretary Shirley Ann Somerville’s statement to the Scottish Parliament last week, announcing a lengthy delay to the promised devolution of 11 Disability Benefits.  These benefits include Disability Living

‘Hidden’ Cancer Highlighted at Holyrood

Jeremy Balfour, MSP for the Lothian Region, hosted Make 2nds Count at the Scottish Parliament today, a charity set up by Edinburgh resident Lisa Fleming following her diagnosis with secondary breast cancer in 2017 at the age of 33.

Small Businesses, Big Focus

Jeremy Balfour, Scottish Conservative MSP visited Bonnyrigg High Street this week to hear about the success of Small Business Saturday, an event run on the first Saturday in December every year celebrating the benefits of a diverse and thriving community centre.  Janet Lay-Douglas, Conservative C


Jeremy Balfour, Scottish Conservative MSP for the Lothian Region, visited Oaklands School on Ferry Road this week and heard first-hand about their tremendous achievement of winning a Gold award from sportscotland for school sporting opportunities.  Oaklands School provides a significantly modifie

Jeremy Balfour wants Tram decision delayed till Inquiry concluded

Yet again, the subject of Edinburgh Trams is a hot topic of conversation around Edinburgh, this time due to the current online consultation that is running from 3 to 30 September 2018 outlining the proposed plans to extend the tram line down Leith Walk to Newhaven.

Jeremy Balfour MSP supports Launch of Independent Living Show at SEC in Glasgow

Jeremy Balfour, Scottish Conservative MSP raised a motion at the Scottish Parliament this morning to lend his support for the upcoming Independent Living Scotland event.   This programme of free events, held over two days on 26th and 27th September, is Scotland’s largest disability lifestyle and

Choose Sport over the Street

As a parent of two primary aged children, I am very aware of the need to keep kids entertained after school and I’m currently searching for activities to keep them amused (and exhausted!) over the summer holidays.