Weekend 3 - Jackie Curran and Marie Nicholson
I am Martin McGill, I’m 48 and I live in North Ayrshire. I work as a learning and development specialist in central government and public sector, with an occasional sojourn into charitable work for the amazing service that is Crisis Counselling in Erskine. I have a particular and enduring interest in mental health.Read more
Erin has provided some reflections on her experience of weekend 2 and the Assembly generally.Read more
Marie and I travelled together by car today so only one set of expenses! 😀 We were glad that we arrived early and were able to check in (super organised again) and enjoy our rooms for an hour or so before coming downstairs and meeting up with the other members. I can’t believe we know so many people already!
I am Martin McGill, soon to be a 48 year old (!) and I live in North Ayrshire. I work as a learning and development specialist in central government and public sector, with an occasional sojourn into charitable work for the amazing service that is Crisis Counselling in Erskine. I have a particular and enduring interest in mental health.
Before the event
We noticed each other on the train but when talking afterwards confessed that we didn’t want to approach each other in case we weren’t allowed to discuss the Assembly with other people! It was only when we both got off at Haymarket trundling our overnight cases behind us that Marie ventured to say, “Are you going to the Citizens’ Assembly?”
I’m Erin Drew, I’m 18 years of age. I currently live on the Isle of Arran but was born on the Wirral just across the water from Liverpool. I am a life guard in training and absolutely love what I do.
I agreed to join the citizens assembly primarily because I hope to study human geography in the future and when I heard that we would be discussing local issues, about the areas we live in, I was very interested. I thought it was such a good idea and knew that when we all came together we could make a difference.Read more
What a busy and emotional day it was! Tired, but happy to be among the 120 members that have been invited to participate in Citizens’ Assembly of Scotland. First of its kind in Scotland, we were told.Read more