Blue Badge Pilot Scheme

Date: 6th April 2016

Down’s Syndrome Scotland is pleased to announce that, with effect from 1 April 2016 and operating across all 32 local authority areas, the Blue Badge scheme will be extended on a pilot basis to include: “People, who as a result of a diagnosed mental disorder or cognitive impairment, have no awareness of danger from traffic […]

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Mark McDougall- A Week to Walk the Way!

Date: 4th April 2016

My name is Mark McDougall, and my youngest daughter, Amy (aged 4), has Down’s Syndrome. My wife and I joined Down’s Syndrome Scotland when Amy was a few months old, and we were still trying to come to terms with all the impacts that the condition would have on our lovely wee girl and us […]

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Easy Read Documents for Upcoming Elections

Date: 4th April 2016

Two easy read documents have been produced by The Learning Disability Alliance for people with learning disabilities about the upcoming elections. Scottish Parliament Elections – May 2016: the next Scottish Parliament Elections will take place on Thursday 5th May 2016. The Learning Disability Alliance has published an easy read document about it. You can download […]

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See First Our Social Media Posts

Date: 3rd March 2016

To make sure you see our posts first on Social media follow these simple steps depending on your device. On a computer Go into the drop down menu at the top right of Facebook. Select News Feed Preferences and then select Prioritise who to see first Scroll down until you find our page (and your branch page) and select the […]

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Our Statement on the Media Coverage of Non-Invasive Prenatal Test

Date: 15th January 2016

It was announced today that a new blood test to screen for Down’s syndrome had been recommended for use by the NHS. This test is highly controversial and has been mis-portrayed by many of the news outlets. To clear up some of the confusion surrounding what has been said about this test and to state […]

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Special Screening of The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo’s Child supporting Down’s Syndrome Scotland

Date: 3rd December 2015

Oran Mor are supporting Down’s Syndrome Scotland by donating £1 from every ticket sold to their double showing of The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo’s Child on 23 December. Jo Wright, Head of Events at Oran Mor said, “We are delighted to be supporting Down’s Syndrome Scotland by donating £1 from every ticket sale to our […]

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Christmas Raffle

Date: 2nd November 2015

We are delighted to launch our Christmas Raffle 2015. Raffle tickets have now been sent to all our members and supporters. Additional tickets are available from the head office. The first prize is £1,000 with a second prize of £500 and a third prize of £250. Tickets cost £1. Players must be 16 or over. […]

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Down’s Syndrome Scotland supports Russian artist’s work at St Mary’s Cathedral, Edinburgh

Date: 8th June 2015

Down’s Syndrome Scotland working alongside Russian photographer Vladimir Mishukov…

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