Angus MP Mike Weir recently attended an event at Westminster to mark the 50th Anniversary of the Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund (SCIAF).
SCIAF started in Glasgow in 1965 and has steadily grown until it now works in many countries across Africa, Asia and Latin America giving both emergency aid and help in long term development projects.
The charity’s three main aims are to prevent hunger, promote peace in troubled areas and to provide care and support for those affected by HIV and AIDS.
The reception was attended by MPs from all parties who met workers from SCIAF and learned about the projects with which the organisation is currently involved. The guest speaker at the event was former Prime Minister Gordon Brown.
Mr Weir is pictured with SCIAF director Alistair Dutton.