McNeill & Stone is a women-led Scottish social public affairs company. We aim to enable individuals, community groups and others to better access and influence the decisions being made by government and other public bodies. We believe that information is power and that democracy should be clear and accessible to everyone. A level playing field.
We think everyone should have equal access to the political system. Democracy is better when decision makers are exposed to the views of all citizens, not just those with the money to employ lobbyists.
Lobbying is a legitimate part of the political process but everyone should have access to it. We want to encourage and teach people who care about their community how to engage with government and elected officials.
We are seeking funding so that we can offer our services to traditionally under-represented groups at affordable rates (or pro bono).