Scotland's Play Strategy: Playing with quality and equality: a review of inclusive play in Scotland

A review of inclusive play in Scotland.


The Review Team would particularly like to extend thanks to Eric Mitchell of Capability Scotland, Action Group Lead on behalf of the PSIG for this review. The Review team greatly appreciated his careful support and leadership throughout the review.

The Inclusive Play Review Reference Group provided a sounding board, constructive criticism and practical suggestions. The group was made up of members of the Play Strategy Implementation Group (PSIG), for Scotland's Disabled Children (fSDC) and Parenting Across Scotland (PAS).

Many thanks the individuals who took part in the review events and to our colleagues who helped to organise them:

  • Class 5B, Inzievar Primary School, Oakley, Fife
  • The Early Years and Childcare Team, Fife Council
  • One Parent Families Scotland, Dundee
  • Highland Council Play Improvement Group and Play Highland
  • National Autistic Society, Young Campaigners Group

Grateful are extended to the following groups and individuals who contributed Case Studies which accompany this Review:

  • Salena Begley, The Family Fund
  • Cheryl Duggan, Manager, Highway Day Nursery, Eyemouth
  • Lauren Haw and Eric Mitchell, Capability Scotland
  • Soozy Lai, Shared Care Scotland, Voluntary Services Aberdeen (VSA) and Aberdeen Play Forum Woodland Playscheme
  • Melanie Nolan, Children's Department, Information and Culture, North Ayrshire Council, Travelling through Play Project
  • Juliet Robertson and Mile End Primary School, Aberdeen


Email: Deborah Gallagher

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