Friday, 27 February 2015
On Wednesday and Thursday this week The Salvation Army made its debut at the biggest event in Scotland’s third sector calendar. We had a stand at The Gathering - a free annual event organised by the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO).
Thousands of people gathered in Glasgow over the two days - and Lieutenant Colonel Jonathan Roberts, Assistant to the Secretary for Scotland, said it will be a great chance for The Salvation Army to showcase all areas of its work.
Lt-Col Roberts said: "We are pleased to have our first ever stand at The Gathering and a new platform to promote our work.
"Over the two days we'll have staff from all areas of The Army, including our Homelessness Services Unit, Older People's Service and trading company, speak to visitors about our work.
We've already had a lot of people at our stand and many of them have been wishing us a happy 150th birthday."
Shelley Jones, a volunteer from Glasgow, said it was great to have The Salvation Army at The Gathering.
She said: "I didn't realise the scope of The Salvation Army in Scotland. It's massive.
I always knew it did good work but from speaking to its representatives today, I was really impressed by just how good that work is".