Purpose of the group

The Cross-Party Group on Dyslexia aims to establish a forum whereby those affected by dyslexia and the organisations which represent their interests can share their experience and expertise and further aims to find a platform for discussion with MSPs and to keep them informed of the issues raised. The group will work towards a specific work programme to target particular issues surrounding dyslexia such as its impact on education, employment, health and offending. The group will seek to raise greater public awareness and understanding of dyslexia and promote good practice in terms of supporting those with dyslexia and giving the necessary support to individuals, families and communities affected by dyslexia. 

Forthcoming meetings

Next meeting: 17 January 2018

This meeting will be held at 1pm in the Robert Burns Room (CR1).


Annual Return/Report

Group Officers

Group Members

Non MSP Individuals

David Jones - secretary

Martin Davies - treasurer

Dr. Margaret Crombie

Margaret Crankshaw

Mike Gibson

Jay Kirkland

Joe Moran

Moira Thomson 


Dyslexia Scotland

Dyslexia Scotland Borders

Dyslexia Scotland Lanarkshire

Dyslexia Scotland West Lothian

Dyslexia Scotland North East

Dyslexia Scotland Forth Valley

Hamilton College School

Lomond Independent School 

Lorretto School


National Farmers Union

University of Aberdeen

University of Edinburgh

Get involved

Next meeting:
17 January 2018





Margaret Mitchell MSP

Scottish Parliament
Holyrood Road
EH99 1SP.

0131 348 5639