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Gillian Mackay – New MSP Lived Experience Podcast

Section: Policy into PracticeType: News Item Date Published: 21st July 2021

"If I can't get a Wookie into the Garden Lobby, the Presiding Officer and I will be having words."

Following this year’s Scottish Parliament Election, the ALLIANCE thought it would be fun and informative for us to talk to some of the newly elected MSPs about their own experiences with health and social care. For the first entry in this podcast series, Policy and Information Assistant at the ALLIANCE, Allan Faulds interviewed Gillian Mackay MSP.

Gillian Mackay was recently elected as the first ever Green MSP for the Central Scotland region, and is her party’s Spokesperson for Health and Social Care. In the interview, Gillian talks about her grandpa’s experiences with social care and her own route into politics by way of Ménière’s disease and an Inclusion Scotland internship. Listeners will also hear about Gillian’s hopes for a national care service – and for getting a Wookie into parliament!

You can listen to the whole podcast at Anchor FM (this link will take you away from our website). In addition, a written transcript of the interview is available below.

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