MSP Claire Baker has announced her support for the work of MS Society Scotland after attending a reception in the Scottish Parliament as part of MS Awareness Week.

This Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Awareness Week (April 22 to 28 ), MS Society Scotland were in the Scottish Parliament to raise awareness of the important role research plays in the lives of people affected by MS.

MS affects more than 11,000 people in Scotland and there are many people with the condition in the Cowdenbeath-Lochgelly area that can cause problems with how we walk, move, see, think and feel. But the MS Society is driving research into more – and better – treatments.

The charity currently funds 10 research projects in Scotland with the studies receiving over £3.56million over their lifetimes.

MSPs from across the country attended a reception at Holyrood to hear from some of the leading names in MS research and people living with the condition.

The Kelty woman, who is MSP for Mid-Scotland and Fife, pledged her support for the crucial research being done in Scotland to stop MS.

Claire Baker MSP said: “I am pleased to support the work of MS Scotland. We should be do all we can to invest in research and to support people and their families who are living with this condition.

“MS Awareness Week is an opportunity to highlight the work of MS Scotland and the importance of research into improved treatment.”

Morna Simpkins, director of MS Society Scotland said: “This MS Awareness Week we are highlighting the importance of MS research.

“For more than 11,000 people in Scotland, living with MS is a daily reality. This is why the MS Society is driving cutting-edge research into more – and better treatments to ultimately stop MS.

“By contributing and joining a global group of fundraisers people can help us find new treatments for people living with the often painful and exhausting condition.”