MP and councillor hear about Epilepsy Scotland

HEIGHTENING AWARENESS:  Banff and Buchan MP Eilidh Whiteford and Peterhead councillor Stephen Smith are pictured with Epilepsy Scotland contact officer Uschi Stickroth at Peterhead Library on Friday.
HEIGHTENING AWARENESS: Banff and Buchan MP Eilidh Whiteford and Peterhead councillor Stephen Smith are pictured with Epilepsy Scotland contact officer Uschi Stickroth at Peterhead Library on Friday.

BANFF and Buchan MP Eilidh Whiteford met with representatives from Epilepsy Scotland in Peterhead on Friday as part of the organisation’s roadshow.

The event, which took place in Arbuthnot Library, was aimed at raising awareness of epilepsy among the general public.

Trained staff were on hand to listen to questions and talk about services such as the freephone confidential helpline and Epilspsy Scotland website packed with epilepsy information. Free Epilepsy Scotland guides were also available.

Speaking after the event, Eilidh said:“This was a very worthwhile event and I hope that people will take the opportunity to find out more about epilepsy, which has the capacity to affect a loved one, a work colleague or any one of us at any time.

“The key message going out to those who have epilepsy or have just been diagnosed with epilepsy from today’s event is that you are not alone and there is help and support available to you.”

Epilepsy Scotland provides training in understanding and managing epilepsy. It helps raise awareness of epilepsy by giving talks to schools and community groups.