AN East Renfrewshire politician has been doing his bit to raise awareness of a neurological condition and encourage people to donate cash for research.

Jackson Carlaw, who is the MSP for Eastwood, spoke out after meeting with representatives of the MS Society Scotland at Holyrood.

More than 11,000 people in Scotland are affected by MS, which can cause problems with how people walk, move, see, think and feel.

The MS Society is driving research into more – and better – treatments and the charity currently funds 10 research projects across Scotland.

Mr Carlaw said: “I am delighted to assist with highlighting the key role research into the condition plays in supporting people who are living with MS.

“Innovative research is key to driving improvements in treatment for MS and the MS Society should be commended for the excellent work it undertakes on a daily basis.”

Morna Simpkins, director of the MS Society Scotland, added: “By contributing and joining a global group of fundraisers, people can help us find new treatments for people living with this often painful and exhausting condition.”

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