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  • Our first college!

    26 May 2014

    Thanks to Mary McEwan for the opportunity to speak to her students (all women) about the Muir Maxwell Trust. Many of Mary's students will go on to work with children or perhaps even pursue a career in social services and therefore I think the information

  • Raploch Community Campus, Stirling

    26 May 2014

    We received a very warm welcome from Head teacher Maureen Howie. This is an interesting school campus in Stirling that comprises Our Lady's RC Primary School alongside and indeed, under the same roof as Castleview which is a school for children with speci

  • Cappy Ran the Marathon for MMT

    23 May 2014

    Congratulations Catherine Smaill ( Cappy) for successfully completing the London Marathon on Sunday 13th for the Muir Maxwell Trust in a very respectable time of just 4 hours and 10 minutes.

  • Landmark Trial of Marijuana Drugs for Stricken Children - The Herald

    19 May 2014

    A MARIJUANA-based drug will be given to children in Scotland in the hope of transforming the treatment of severe epilepsy in one of the first trials of its kind.

  • The Inspiring Story of 5 year old Charlotte Figi and the Treatment of her Severe Epilepsy with Medical Marijuana.

    7 May 2014

  • Calling All Families

    1 May 2014

    Pro Guardian Early Use EPILEPSY ALARM Programme Calling all our UK families with a child who has night time seizures.


    19 Mar 2014

    The Muir Maxwell Trust has asked the Scottish Government to fund epilepsy alarms for Scottish patients with epilepsy.

  • Raising Awareness about Epilepsy at Bell Baxter High School - a work in progress.

    17 Mar 2014

    Bell Baxter High is the largest school in Fife and one of the largest in Scotland. It has 1800 pupils. Speaking to 1800 pupils about epilepsy is no easy task and so drama teacher, Kirsty Simcock, has organised six early morning sessions in total, enabling

  • Scotland's Hotel and Spa, Pitlochry

    16 Mar 2014

    A traditional Scottish welcome was extended to both Christina and I on a somewhat cold and blustery and dare I say, dreich day in Scotland, Pitlochry in fact. Scotland's Hotel and Spa hosted us in their beautiful tartan decorated lounge with coffee and wa

  • Where the Salmon Leap!

    15 Mar 2014

    My abiding memory of Pitlochry as a child is watching the salmon leap up river. Perhaps it is a poignant reminder of the up-stream struggle we have with our children with severe and complex epilepsy. We win against the odds.

  • Back to 'Porty'

    14 Mar 2014

    And so back to Porty it was, this time to speak to S5 and S6 school pupils. Portobello High School (affectionately known as Porty) was the very first school I presented to last September.

  • Leith Rotarians

    13 Mar 2014

    I love the concept of Rotarians. It reminds me that we may have lost the real art of face to face communication and networking which of course is all done by social media these days. It is almost a contradiction when I see these that rotary clubs too have

  • Youth & Philanthropy Initiative at Ross High School

    12 Mar 2014

    This is the third time MMT has been chosen by a school group as their chosen charity for the Youth Philanthropy initiative. What is it?

  • St Leonard's & Greyfriars RC Primary School - St. Andrews

    11 Mar 2014

    This was a challenging visit, mainly as a consequence of the early morning journey to St Andrews from Edinburgh which took longer than I thought. The day before we were in Aberdeen and on my way home I called in to see Muir at Donaldson’s College Lodge in

  • Middleton Park Primary & Hazlehead Primary

    6 Mar 2014

    It's seems fitting to write about these Aberdeen primary schools together as the head teachers, Jenny Watson and Barbara Jones are good friends and that is how we came to visit Hazledhead Primary School.

  • And so we Flew to Orkney!

    25 Feb 2014

    Inga, Muir's carer since the day he was born, is from Finstown in Orkney. She came to work for us as our nanny.

  • Word of Mouth

    7 Feb 2014

    We were so pleased to be able to support a mum whose child has epilepsy when she asked us to visit her son's primary school in Blackhall, Edinburgh to talk to the pupils about epilepsy.

  • MORE fun Moredun Men

    6 Feb 2014

    Predictive texting nearly got me in to trouble this time - Moredun men translated in to more fun men but we decided it should stick! So the more fun Moredun men at Fettes College are supporting MMT's Mum On the Run Campaign (MORE) campaign on their charit