Media Release: Epilepsy Scotland information event – Wick and Thurso – 31 August 2010

WANT to know more about epilepsy?

Here’s your chance.

Just come along to one of the information events in Wick or Thurso this month run by Epilepsy Scotland.

On 31 August 2010 you can meet us at The Norseman Hotel, Riverside, Wick from 2.00 – 4.00pm or at The Pentland Hotel, Princess Street, Thurso from 6.30pm – 8pm. There will be awareness talks delivered by Grant Wright, our training manager, at both events.

Staff from Epilepsy Scotland will tell you about the range of services on offer, including a freephone helpline, website, information and leaflets.

Epilepsy Scotland already provides training in understanding and managing epilepsy. It helps raise awareness of epilepsy by giving talks to schools and community groups. It also campaigns for better healthcare and is lobbying health boards, including Highland, to increase the number of specialist nurses.

Epilepsy link officer, Craig Blair, is encouraging people living in and around the North East of Scotland to come along and find out more.

He said: “We are delighted to be coming up to Caithness area to inform the local community about epilepsy. Visiting rural parts of Scotland is very important to us, people often find it difficult to access information or have experts to talk to, everyone is welcome to come along and we look forward to meeting and informing the community about epilepsy.”


Notes to editor

* Photo opportunity – A photo call will be held at the The Norseman Hotel, Riverside 31 August 2010 at 1.30pm and  The Pentland Hotel, Princess Street at 6.00pm.  

Epilepsy link officer, Craig Blair and Grant Wright, training manager, will be available for interview beforehand and will also be at this event.

* Epilepsy Scotland works with people affected by epilepsy to ensure that their voice is heard.  We campaign for improved healthcare, better information provision and an end to stigma. This common serious neurological condition affects one in 130 people. We represent nearly 40,000 Scots with epilepsy, their families and carers. In Highland there are around 1,600 people have epilepsy. 

* Our freephone Helpline (0808 800 2200) offers advice, support and information. People can email (, text 07786 209501, or download information from our website: Our freephone Helpline (0808 800 2200) offers advice, support and information is available from our website:

* For more details please contact: Craig Blair, Epilepsy link officer on 0141 427 4911 or Allana Parker, communications manager on: 0141 419 1701 or 07884 012 147.

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