Milltown residents visit the Scottish Parliament

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Residents, visitors and staff from the Milltown Community in Arbuthnott enjoyed a visit to the Scottish Parliament earlier this month alongside other people using Camphill communities from across Scotland.

North East Scotland MSP Alison McInnes welcomed visitors from Camphill communities across Scotland to celebrate the work of the movement of communities which was founded in Aberdeen over 70 years ago.

Milltown is a small integrated community and part of the Camphill movement which supports young people, adults and older people who have learning disabilities and other support needs.

Milltown is one of the six Camphill communities in the North East and one of their 12 Scottish communities.

Mrs McInnes said: “I am delighted to have the opportunity to invite Camphill to parliament – it’s a great chance to highlight and celebrate the wonderful work that Camphill do, not only here in Scotland, but around the world.

“By hosting a reception and leading a Parliamentary debate on Camphill, I hope that not only can we raise Camphill’s profile, but also allow MSPs to meet some of the people involved in the movement and learn about Camphill communities in their constituencies.

Kate Skinner, chair of Camphill Scotland, said: “We hope that the recognition which the Scottish Parliament is giving to Camphill communities will encourage more people, local authorities and other decision-makers to find out more about, and support, their local Camphill communities and the invaluable work that they do.”

For more information on Camphill communities visit: www.camphillscotland.org.uk.