Scotland Office Minister Visits Braeside House

Posted: 15/07/2014 | Care for Older People

David Mundell MP, Scotland Office Minister, visited Braeside House on Wednesday 9 July 2014 to participate in a current affairs debate with residents.

Many residents were keen to learn about the work of the Scotland Office, who represent the devolved powers of Scotland in Westminster, and discuss the forthcoming referendum.

David Mundell Visits Braeside HouseMr Mundell, who is also the MP for the Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale, also received a tour of Braeside House, which is the only care home in Scotland that specialises in caring for elderly people who are visually impaired.

Morag Francis, Manager at Braeside House, said;

“Our residents enjoyed meeting Mr Mundell. Some of them have a great interest in current affairs and although their sight loss means they can no longer read newspapers, they love to listen to the radio and TV and keep up with what is going on in politics.”

The Scotland Office Minister David Mundell said:

“I really valued the opportunity to visit Braeside House and meet the staff and residents.  With services from the Royal Blind School to Braeside House they are helping blind and partially sighted from birth through to old age. 

“From its roots in Edinburgh, Royal Blind has provided an invaluable service and have been an extremely influential charity right at the heart of community for over 220 years.  I have no doubt that this will continue for many years ahead.”