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Picture of Quaker Martin Mansell giving the Time for Reflection. He has grey hair, a beard, and glasses and is wearing a grey suit. He is in front of the lectern in the Debating Chamber of parliament.
Quaker Time for Reflection: What is Peace? 28 November 2023
Thursday, 8 February 2024

Friend Martin Mansell (Glasgow) opened the Scottish Parliament on Tuesday 28 November 2023 with a timely reflection on 'What is peace?'.

PEWG responds to Human Rights Bill consultation
Thursday, 19 October 2023

in autumn 2023 we submitted a response to a consultation on the proposed new Human Rights Bill, which you can see on the 'Rights' page under 'Actions'.

'Wangari's Trees of Peace' flourish at the Scottish Parliament
Thursday, 19 October 2023

On 21 September a group of P7 children from Oakgrove school, led by Friend Mary Troup and accompanied by professional musicians, gave a wonderfully planned and executed performance of 'Wangari's Tr

'Peace at the Heart' exhibition at the Scottish Parliament
Thursday, 19 October 2023

The 'Peace at the Heart' exhibition, at the Parliament 26-28 September, attracted a good level of support and interest among MSPs, and 21 of them went onto sign a Parliamentary Motion calling for m

PEWG responds to Draft Energy Strategy and Just Transition Plan Consultation
Monday, 17 July 2023

In May 2023 The Parliamentary Group responded to the Scottish Goverment's consultation on its Draft Energy Strategy and Just Transition Plan.

Quaker 'Time for Reflection' in Scottish Parliament April 2023
Monday, 1 May 2023

Lesley Morrison of Tweeddale Meeting gave the Time for Reflection in the Scottish Parliament on Tuesday 25 April. Her theme was ‘Are we good ancestors?

Scottish Quakers support letter to FM on Wellbeing Economy
Thursday, 1 December 2022

In November 2022 our GM Clerk was one of 112 signatories to a letter to the First Minister from from WEALL Scotland (

PEWG Priorities for 2023-2025
Monday, 28 November 2022

After consultation with the 4 Scottish Area Meetings, and with BYM colleagues, through 2022, PEWG's priorities for 2023-2025 were agreed by Friends at General Meeting in November.

Response to Consultation on Land Rights and Responsibilities
Wednesday, 26 January 2022

The PEWG have responded to the Scottish Government's Review of their Land Rights and Responsibilities Statement.

Quakers respond to All Our Rights in Law consultation
Wednesday, 27 January 2021

 Quakers in Scotland have responded to the call for views by the independent task force set up by the Scottish Government which is currently consulting about a potential new Human Rights law for Sc

Strengthening Children's Rights in Scotland
Thursday, 15 October 2020

Quakers in Scotland make a submission to the consultation on the incorporation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child into Scots Law

Strengthening Children's Rights in Scotland
Monday, 5 October 2020


Quakers in Scotland are working with Together (Scottish Alliance for
Children’s Rights) on a new Bill to enshrine children’s rights into Scots
law.