In 1981, MND Scotland was founded by a 32 year old police officer , serving with Strathclyde Police, when he was told he had MND. His name was John MacLeod. Together with his wife, Peggy, their family and friends, they started the charity to help those with MND in Scotland.
MND was and is an invariably fatal, relentless and progressively disabling condition. At the time John MacLeod was diagnosed, people with the condition were more or less told to go home and put their affairs in order as nothing could be done.
Services were limited and health professionals had little or no knowledge of the condition. The organisation has tried to address these problems ever since.
Download our 30 Years of Progress booklet [PDF, 2.3Mb] which gives a brief history of the organisation since it was started 30 years ago.