Kit-bag that could help solve family disputes

Rona Mackay MSP with, right, Children 1st chief executive Aileen Todd.
Rona Mackay MSP with, right, Children 1st chief executive Aileen Todd.

An innovative kit-bag initiative was flagged up at a special Scottish Parliament reception for a leading children’s charity.

Hosted by Strathkelvin and Bearsden MSP Rona Mackay the kit-bag and its contents are among the resources used by the Children 1st charity in their efforts to help build family relationships – and in turn improve children’s lives.

A short play was staged by a volunteer family, showing how these aids could be used to resolve an argument that had broken out between the mother and daughter.

Ms Mackay, who chaired the event, said: “I am proud to have hosted Children 1st for a reception in the Scottish Parliament. The event was very well attended and a total success.

“It was great to see the kit bag in action during the play – a big well done to the family and children who, with no acting experience, braved the performance.

“Children are at the front and centre of my plan as an MSP, so I am very happy to be working with Children 1st – a charity doing amazing things for families and young people in Scotland.”