Category: Scotland

Scottish Lib. Dems Pass Motion for ME, with Amendment

ME history was made this week in the historic capital of Scotland when delegates at the Scottish Liberal Democrats autumn conference voted to support conference motion SC5: Investing in ME – Recognition, Research, and Education. So it’s official, the motion, drawn up in consultation with #MEAction Scotland, is now party policy. It is a hugely

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Scottish Liberal Democrats will Vote on Motion for ME

At the Scottish Liberal Democrats conference this Saturday in Dunfermline, party member Emma Walker will present a motion about Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME), focussing on the need for biomedical research and the removal of Graded Exercise Therapy (GET) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) as treatments for ME in Scotland. If it passes, it will become Liberal

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Volunteer of the Month: a Scottish Trio

This month we want to honor the work of three women with #MEAction Scotland – Emma Shorter, Kim Gurav and Janet Sylvester –  who have done an incredible job advocating for people with myalgic encephalomyelitis. The partnership began last January when Kim and Janet wanted to organise a screening of Unrest, which – long story short!

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#MEAction Scotland Speaks at Scottish Parliament Petitions Committee – Watch the Video

#MEAction Scotland appeared before the Scottish Parliament Petitions Committee on June 7th to give evidence on its petition to review treatment of ME patients in Scotland.  Watch the hearing: Not all petitioners are called before the Parliament’s Petitions Committee, so the fact that #MEAction Scotland has been summoned is very encouraging. The petition has received 7,000 signatures, and

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Scottish Action – Urge your MSP to Support Petition for ME

by Kim Gurav and Susan Cole #MEAction Scotland volunteers have been called before the Scottish Parliament’s Petitions Committee on Thursday, 7th June to give evidence on their petition to review treatment of ME patients in Scotland. The petition has received 7,000 signatures, and calls on the Scottish Government to invest in biomedical research into ME,

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The Global Impact of #MillionsMissing

The impact of #MillionsMissing 2018 was phenomenal. Protestors took to the streets in 100 countries across the world with demonstrations taking place in North America, South America, Europe, the United Kingdom, South Africa and Asia. Along with people taking action from home, there was a total of 300 visibility actions. More than 50 news organizations ran

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Sign the Scottish Petition for ME – anyone can sign

    Please support our petition! #MEAction Scotland volunteers have submitted a petition to the Scottish Parliament. Anyone from any country can sign! The petition calls on the Scottish Government to undertake a review of the treatment of people with ME in Scotland. The aims of the petition can be summarised as follows: Investment in

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'Unrest' at the Scottish Parliament

The Time for Unrest event at the Scottish Parliament on 30th January was an opportunity to raise awareness of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) among Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs), and ask them to take action to support the 21,000 people with ME in Scotland. Attended by over 70 people, it attracted an unprecedented number of

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Meet the Millions Missing – Protest to Raise Awareness of ME in Scotland

Press Release  Details of the Event Millions Missing Edinburgh protest is being held from 1200-1400 on Friday 12th May outside the Scottish Parliament to raise awareness of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis  (ME – sometimes called Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) and the devastating impact it has on tens of thousands of people in Scotland.  Protests are being held in

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