I’m a 57 year old male from Glasgow. I’m married with a grown up son. I was a heavy goods driver for most of my adult life. I am currently unemployed due to long running depression.
I was delighted to be asked to be a member of the citizens assembly, for Scotland. Scotland is a wonderful country and has lots to offer the world. It’s an honour to have an opportunity to do something positive for Scotland and its people.
The positivity of the members throughout will stick with me for a long time, I’ve met some wonderful people from all walks of life. What I found out was that most of us agreed on the important issues even with our different political views.
I’ve learned so much about Scotland and how welcoming we are to people from other parts of the world. I’ve learned to listen to others point of view and respect them for that. I’ve learned in my view that Scotland needs more powers to make a real difference in our country.
I desperately want Scotland to be an independent country and be able to make the right decisions for Scotland.