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Scottish Government improves Access to Mobility Equipment

Posted in General News on Tuesday, June 8th, 2021

The Scottish government has begun trialling a scheme to provide northern Scotland's smaller towns with an outreach mobility advisor as part of a initiative designed to remove access barriers and create jobs. It will mean that City Mobility, an independent mobility business Highlands, Moray and Grampian to hire the advisor and the company is hoping to create pop up showrooms in more accessible areas to benefit those who find it difficult to travel to larger cities for their mobility needs. Carol Elliot, City Mobility’s Managing Director, said: “Coming from a rural area, I’m aware how hard it is for people to get to Inverness or Aberdeen to have a test drive. We aim to take a smaller version of our mobility showroom for one day only to local areas so people don’t have to travel too far. Pop-up shops and events will showcase the benefits of using a mobility scooter. We would welcome contact from businesses such as garden centres and cafés who could rent a space to us. Once restrictions are lifted, we will be happy to work with community organisations and sheltered housing complexes.” 

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