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

Scottish Parliament
Job Advert: Parliamentary Engagement Officer
Saturday, 22 August 2020

We are looking for a Parliamentary Engagement Officer to lead our public affairs work in Scotland. The role involves:

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