The Contaminated Blood Campaign in the Scottish Parliament
Since people with bleeding disorder in Scotland first discovered that they had been infected with blood borne viruses including HIV and Hepatitis C in the 1970s and 1980s there has been a campaign for justice and truth.
Many people who were infected and members of their families have fought tirelessly to find if anything could have been done to prevent any of the infections and for proper compensation and support. Sadly, many of those people have sadly died and are still deeply missed by their families, friends and the wider community.
In 1999 the new Scottish Parliament meant that there was a new focus for the Scottish contaminated blood campaign. This marked the beginning of a new phase in the contaminated blood campaign in Scotland as a wide range of campaigners engaged with the new institutions. On these pages we seek to record some of the key political developments since 1999 as a research tool primarily for campaigners, journalist and politicians.
We would like to apologise in advance for any omissions. If you notice one we would be very grateful if you would email email@example.com so we can make this as complete a record as possible.
Scottish Contaminated Blood Timelines by Parliamentary Session
Campaigning in the 1st Scottish Parliament 1999 to 2003
Campaigning in the 2rd Scottish Parliament 2003 to 2007
Campaigning in the 3rd Scottish Parliament 2007 to 2011
Campaigning in the 4th Scottish Parliament 2011 to 2016
Campaigning in the 5th Scottish Parliament 2016