Members of the Scottish Quaker Community Justice Network have written to Michael Matheson MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Justice, and Christine Grahame MSP, Convener of the Scottish Parliament's Justice Committee, in support of the Howard League Scotland’s call for a reversal of the decision to proceed with HMP Inverclyde as a 300-bed replacement for HMP Cornton Vale.
Quakers in Scotland, supported by British Quakers, have responded to the Smith Commission on the future of Scotland's place in the UK. Quakers have a 360 year long history of engagement with national and international affairs, an engagement that is driven by a radical faith in Christianity. The Quaker submission is limited to areas in which Quakers have been and are engaged, and which are immediately relevant to the remit of the Smith Commission.
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SSSSS was set up by the area meeting to coordinate our response to Minute 36 from Britain Yearly Meeting in 2011.
Quakers in Scotland are writing an open letter to candidates in the forthcoming Scottish elections to urge them to protect services by increasing taxes on the well-off.
In January 2011, South-East Scotland Area Meeting considered if and how we should respond to cuts to services and benefits being proposed and implemented.