John MacLeodIn 1981, MND Scotland was founded by John MacLeod, a 32 year old Strathclyde police officer. Together with his wife, Peggy, their family and friends, they started the charity to help those with MND in Scotland.

At the time John was diagnosed, services were limited and health professionals had little or no knowledge of the condition. Many people diagnosed with the condition were regularly told to go home and put their affairs in order as nothing could be done.

MND Scotland has worked to address these problems ever since.

Download our 30 Years of Progress booklet [PDF, 2.3Mb] which gives a brief history of the charity since its inception.