Parliamentary Engagement

Scottish Parliament

Scottish Parliament
Scottish Parliament by Mary and Angus Hogg, geograph-5329899, CC-SA licence

Quakers have a long history of advocating peace and a high standard of truth and equality. Quakers in Britain employ an Edinburgh-based Parliamentary Engagement Officer to carry on with this work in the Scottish Parliament at Holyrood. This position is currently vacant, but Grace Da Costa is acting in this role - see the Contact us page.

The officer's work is overseen by the Parliamentary Engagement Working Group which has one representative from each Area Meeting on it.

The priorities are:

Other areas which have received attention are

  • Prisoner Voting Rights
  • Children’s Rights
  • Tax
  • The Arms Trade
  • Israel/Palestine

Members of the Parliamentary Engagement Working Group are:

News

Quakers join call for Just and Green Recovery from COVID-19 in Scotland
Monday, 15 June 2020

Quakers in Scotland have joined with civic society organisations in calling on the First Minister to discuss how Scotland can lead a radical response to the double crises of climate change and Coro

Who owns Scotland's land
Tuesday, 26 November 2019

Over 700 people attended  the

Villagers scour rubble for belongings scattered during the bombing of Hajar Aukaish - Yemen - in April 2015
Quakers challenge using public money to support arms manufacturers
Thursday, 6 June 2019

Quakers challenge the practice of using public money to support arms manufacturers, even if that money is targeted at secondary areas such as training and development.