Motion ref. S5M-23333
Congratulations to Sarah Lister, Active Travel Volunteer of the Year 2020
Submitted by: Rhoda Grant, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour.
Date lodged: Wednesday, November 11, 2020
Supported by: Kenneth Gibson, Bill Kidd, Ruth Maguire, Stuart McMillan, Edward Mountain, David Torrance
That the Parliament congratulates Sarah Lister, who has overcome adversity to be named Active Travel Volunteer of the Year at the 2020 Paths for All Volunteer Awards; recognises that, after she was diagnosed with a brain tumour, Sarah, together with her friend, Melanie Moss, set up a group that identifies routes in Portree and Kyle of Lochalsh to help disabled people and others with long-term health conditions; notes that the routes highlight access points such as dropped kerbs, seating and wider paths, as well as accessible toilets, cafes and places of interest, and welcomes all the hard work and effort that has gone into helping to ensure that some of the accessibility issues in Skye and Lochalsh are brought to light and addressed to make life easier people living in, and visiting, the area.