From Moray to the Scottish Parliament
Travelling to Edinburgh for Connecting Equalities
On Tuesday 28th March, 3 of us from the beautiful coastal village of Burghead on the Moray coast travelled together by train down to Edinburgh to attend OTB’s Parliamentary event at Holyrood.
Outside the Box had invited MSP’s, Councilors, community members and members of various charities along to an event to meet, and hear people speak about their connections with the charity.
We were provided with food, drink, and a very relaxed warm evening listening, and supporting people who very bravely gave speeches, explaining how Outside the Box’s Human Rights-based approach helped them and supported their own charities.
There were talks from the member-run New Beginnings Club and Dr Donald Macaskill (the Chair of Outside the Box’s board). The Moments of Freedom group sent a video message too, as they couldn’t attend due to Ramadan celebrations.
Joan, one of our three, also gave a speech thanking Outside the Box for supporting our village and surrounding area. Together we established social hubs through the winter months, the democracy day event and the community garden fun day.
It was a wonderful event, friendly, and social, with people milling around, chatting, and networking. Thank you everyone for a superb evening!
After the Scottish Parliament event
There was a lot of positive buzz about the event online. Here are just a few of the highlights from Twitter:
Now, we’re going to keep on working hard supporting communities to share their knowledge, build a culture of human rights, and have their voices heard.
Learn more about the Outside the Box-supported projects that took part:
Moments of Freedom
The New Beginnings Club
Read our blog about the New Beginnings Club East Lothian, or visit the NBC Facebook page to learn more.