Open Letters

  • Letter to Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills

    We sent the following letter to Shirley-Anne Somerville (Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills) and Clare Haughey (Minister for Children and Young People) on 31st August 2022 regarding single-sex...

  • Equality Act Single-Sex Exceptions

    This is the second of two letters we sent to the Equalities, Human Rights and Civil Justice Committee on 30 August 2022. The first one on the impact of...

  • Impact of Second Judicial Review

    This is the first of two letters we sent to the Equalities, Human Rights and Civil Justice Committee on 30 August 2022. The second one on comments made by...

  • Open Democracy

    We like talking about our work and will happily engage with most journalists, but when we receive such a bizarre, loaded and accusatory question set as this from Open...

  • Schools must provide single-sex toilets

    As reported in the Times we wrote to all 32 local councils across Scotland on 10 June 2022 requesting they review school buildings and policies to ensure single-sex toilets...

  • Letter to Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Care

    Nicola Sturgeon confirmed in Parliament that the Scottish Government will be disregarding the advice in the recently published Cass Review: Interim Report and NOT responding as Westminster has done,...

  • Complaint under Ministerial Code re Lorna Slater

    We sent the following email to the First Minister and the Presiding Officer on 11 April 2022: Dear Ms Johnstone, Following comments made in the press by Lorna Slater,...

  • Letter to Presiding Officer

    We sent the following email to Alison Johnstone, Presiding Officer at the Scottish Parliament on 21 March 2022 regarding the use of “cis” by MSPs in the chamber. Dear...

  • Letter to Shona Robison

    We sent the following email to Shona Robison, Cabinet Secretary for Social Justice, Housing and Local Government on 14 February 2022. Dear Ms Robison, We should like to thank you...

  • Letter to the Chair of the Misogyny Working Group

    We sent the following email to Baroness Kennedy, the Chair of the Misogyny and Criminal Justice in Scotland Working Group on 18th March 2021: Dear Baroness Kennedy, We are...