Angus MP Mike Weir met with representatives of Guide Dogs for the Blind, and some of their trainee Guide Dogs, at a Christmas reception in the Houses of Parliament. The organisation was thanking members for their help in campaigns during the year but also pressing their current campaign on pavement parking.
Mr Weir said: “It is always good to meet with the representatives of Guide Dogs for the Blind Association. They are always very good at promoting their campaigns and working in the interests of the blind and partially sighted. I have long supported their campaigns.”
“The people of Angus are, of course, very much aware of Guide Dogs given that they have a centre in Forfar and we are so used to guide dog puppies being trained in our towns.”
“Recent campaigns have focussed on the dangers posed by street furniture and also by cars parking on pavements. These can be irritating for most of us but can be very serious indeed for those who are blind or partially sighted.”
The photograph shows Mike Weir MP pulling an early Christmas cracker with Guide Dogs campaigner James White and trainee guide dog Bobbie.