Actress hits out at difficulties of disabled

RIVER City actress Eileen McCallum has spoken out against difficulties faced by young disabled people, after a new report found "shocking inequalities" in the jobs market and leisure industry.

Disabled passengers also face difficulties using public transport, even though providers are legally required to make "reasonable adjustments", Trailblazers Scotland found.

Ms McCallum, whose two grandsons have muscular dystrophy, said: "I am shocked that young people with disabilities are being cheated out of the same opportunities in life as non-disabled family and friends.

"Although the Scottish Government have made some strides to help my grandsons, this report shows they will face an uphill struggle to have the life they deserve," she said.