Bill is one of the founding members of Dunfermline Advocacy and served as our Chair until the end of 2006 when he took on the office of Vice-Chair.
Bill started his exploration of Disability Equality in 1988 when the Social Model of Disability was first introduced to Scotland. Bill then supported the development of several organisations including The Dunfermline Forum on Disability and Fife Independent Disability Network. Other activities include being appointed a Tribunal member for Social Security appeals, a post he has held for over 15 years, and is a member of the Crown Office’s Equality Advisory Group, and a Committee member of Ownership Options in Scotland.
In 2010 Bill was awarded the MBE for his services to Diversity and Disability Equality Training. Bill is also a qualified Yacht Master and sails his 30 foot yacht round the coasts of Scotland, Northern England and Ireland.