It’s been 25 years since the first World Mental Health Day and in that time we have come a long way in removing the stigma. Attitudes are changing. Mental health has been elevated up the agenda. However, there is so much more to do.
It is my pleasure to speak to you this evening.
I was due to make this contribution in May after the Council Elections but Mrs May decided to win a massive majority instead.
Having secured that mandate, she is now striding the European stage securing concession after concession from European Union members.
We’re not paying them a penny.
There has been little good news to come out of our police service over the last four years since the SNP government railroaded through their botched centralisation. This trend has continued over the summer months, when we have seen a series of bad headlines for the police hierarchy, culminating in the meltdown of recent days.