Adult Learning Survey

It’s Adult Learners week and Lead Scotland is asking all disabled adults, carers and supporters to complete this Scottish Government adult learning survey. Who is able to access lifelong learning opportunities? Who is being left behind and why? Please do spread the word and have your say before the middle of January 2020. The Adult […]

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Posted: Tuesday, November 12th, 2019

Fair Access to University Campaign

Disabled people in Scotland can face multiple barriers in trying to access university. Students along with their families tell us that inadequate additional support to learn at school, interruption to school education from serious illness, and inability to re-locate due to complex needs are just some of the issues that can have an impact on […]

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Posted: Tuesday, November 12th, 2019

New Research Project

Improving outcomes and experiences for disabled students at Scotland’s colleges and universities Lead Scotland and Advance HE are working together to explore the range of practices happening across Scotland’s colleges and universities, that contribute to improving disabled students’ experiences and outcomes. We know from our engagement with teaching staff and practitioners that there is a […]

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Posted: Thursday, September 12th, 2019

Lead Scotland’s 40th Anniversary Parliamentary Reception

Lead Scotland’s 40th Anniversary Parliamentary Reception shall be in the Burns Room, Scottish Parliament Buildings, Edinburgh, EH99 1SP on the 5th of November, 2019, 6pm to 8pm (please arrive by 5.30pm), kindly hosted by Daniel Johnson MSP and sponsored by Sight and Sound Technology. Over the last 3 years Lead Scotland has supported over 2,000 disabled people and […]

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Posted: Tuesday, September 10th, 2019

Aberdeenshire 40th Birthday and Volunteer Week Event

Come along and help us celebrate our 40th anniversary and our volunteers on Volunteer Week with entertainment, awards, afternoon tea and birthday cake! the event is being held on the 5th of June 2019 in the Victoria Hall, Station Road, Ellon AB41 9AY at 12pm to 3pm. Starting way back in 1979, Lead Scotland volunteers […]

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Posted: Monday, April 29th, 2019

Connecting with Nature and Learning

“When I heard I was being nominated for the Award I felt such a lovely warm sunshine feeling. I had – in my previous life – many years ago in my career some achievements but because of my illness and years of pretty awful experiences that I’ve been through, this nomination means far more to […]

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Posted: Monday, April 8th, 2019

Open and Accessible Learning for All

Lead Scotland and the Open University in Scotland will roll out a series of regional workshops for Lead Scotland volunteers, staff and key partners to learn more about the free, informal learning resources provided by the Open University, this year. The workshops are intended to build capacity and increase the confidence of Lead volunteers, staff […]

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Posted: Wednesday, March 27th, 2019

Keep Cyber Safe and Pass it On, Inverness 24/4/19

Come along and help us celebrate our 40th anniversary, have afternoon tea and learn something new, in this case staying safe online! the event is being held at the Best Western Inverness Palace Hotel & Spa in the Ness suite on the afternoon of the 24th April, 2019 in Inverness. Please register to tell us […]

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Posted: Thursday, March 7th, 2019

Help us shape Lead Scotland’s 2020 to 2023 Strategic Plan

Every day people contact our learning, befriending and helpline services looking for options and the right support to begin learning, volunteering, having a say and working within communities across Scotland. Please tell us what you would like us to be doing in 2023 by responding to our strategic planning survey. Answer as many questions as […]

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Posted: Tuesday, March 5th, 2019

Lead’s next empowerment meeting is in Kirkcaldy

Come along and help us celebrate our 40th anniversary, have afternoon tea and learn something new! In Fife the topic is participatory budgeting and we will be in St Brycedale Church, St Brycedale Ave, Kirkcaldy KY1 1ET on 28th March, 2019 between 1pm and 3pm. Register to tell us you are coming and share your […]

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Posted: Friday, March 1st, 2019