Celebrating 30 Years
Victim Support Scotland celebrated 30 years of supporting people affected by crime in Scotland in 2015.
A service held at Glasgow Cathedral to mark the anniversary was a great success. The congregation, which included Victim Support Scotland staff and volunteers, heard the Rev Dr Laurence Whitley praise the charity’s work with victims and witnesses of crime. He noted the scale of the service provided to victims and witnesses by more than 650 volunteers and the fact that, since its inception in 1985, Victim Support Scotland had literally helped millions of people at a time when they desperately needed that support.
Acting Chief Executive Susan Gallagher told the congregation how Victim Support Scotland had developed and Executive Board Chair Stephen Meighan and Elizabeth Taylor gave readings.
Glasgow City Council was represented at the event by Baillie Margot Clarke. Surprise guests at the event were two volunteers from Victim Support in England & Wales who were on holiday in the city and had read a local newspaper story announcing the service.