South Ayrshire Takes Strides Towards Inclusion: Launch of Groundbreaking Disability Access Panel

In a remarkable collaborative effort, Disability Equality Scotland and Voluntary Action South Ayrshire are proud to announce the upcoming launch event of the new South Ayrshire Access Panel. This initiative is set to revoluntionise accessibility across South Ayrshire and foster a more inclusive community.

Scheduled for January 26th, the launch event will take place at the Cutty Sark Centre in Ayr, running from 11am to 1pm. This event promises to be a momentous occasion, marking the beginning of a new era for accessibility in South Ayrshire.

The joint venture between Disability Equality Scotland and Voluntary Action South Ayrshire underscores a shared commitment to dismantling barriers and creating a more inclusive society. The Access Panel aims to empower individuals of all abilities by championing universal accessibility across South Ayrshire.

“We are thrilled to be part of this initiative,” said Ian Buchanan, Equality and Access Manager at Disability Equality Scotland. “The brand-new South Ayrshire Access Panel represents a crucial step towards ensuring that the lived experience of all disabled people in South Ayrshire can help to make our county more accessible and inclusive.”

The launch event at the Cutty Sark Centre will feature insightful discussions, informative presentations, and networking opportunities. Attendees can expect to gain valuable insights into the mission and goals of the Access Panel, as well as learn about the practical steps being taken to enhance accessibility throughout South Ayrshire.

Marie Oliver, CEO of Voluntary Action South Ayrshire, expressed enthusiasm for the collaborative effort, stating, “We believe that by working together, we can create a community where everyone feels welcome and supported. The launch of the South Ayrshire Access Panel is a significant milestone in our journey towards a more accessible and inclusive future for disabled people.”

Members of the media, community leaders, and disabled people are invited to join us for this momentous occasion on January 26th at the Cutty Sark Centre in Ayr. The event promises to be a celebration of unity, diversity, and the collective effort to make South Ayrshire an accessible and inclusive community for all.

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For additional information please contact Disability Equality Scotland on 0141 370 0968 or