Motion lodged in support of Scran Academy’s response to COVID-19

Lothian MSP, Jeremy Balfour, lodged a motion in the Scottish Parliament on Monday congratulating Scran Academy on the work that it is doing to provide free meals for vulnerable people across Edinburgh.

Scran Academy is a catering social enterprise based in North Edinburgh that gives vulnerable young people the opportunity to gain practical experience through participating in a development journey within a real-life business.

The enterprise has partnered with other groups and organisations during the COVID-19 outbreak to support the community by providing the home delivery of free meals to anyone who may benefit from it. They have already provided thousands of free meals to people across the city since lockdown began.

Pupils from Craigroyston Community High School and Leith Academy, community volunteers and charity staff are all involved in the preparation and delivery of these meals.

Commenting, Scottish Conservative MSP, Jeremy Balfour, said:

“It is great to see the way that younger people are using the time that they have during lockdown to help some of the most vulnerable people across Edinburgh by applying skills that they have learnt through Scran Academy’s development programme.

“Young people are very much a part of the efforts to relieve some of the pressures of the coronavirus outbreak across Scotland and I congratulate them and the staff and volunteers at Scran Academy on the work that they are doing.”