MIDLOTHIAN MSP Christine Grahame’s portrait has appeared in a one-off unique parliamentary photographic exhibition to raise awareness of lung cancer.
In Scotland, there are over 5000 people diagnosed with the disease every year – more than 13 people each day.
Ms Grahame is among a group of MSPs who had their photographs taken for the exhibition.
She said: “Lung Cancer incidence rates in Scotland are among the highest in the world with too few people seeking medical attention early enough for curative treatment. The exhibition in parliament was important to make people more aware of the symptoms and where to go for help.
“I fully support all efforts to highlight lung cancer awareness and I hope it will encourage people, including those in my constituency, to reduce their risk and seek medical advice should they have any concern about lung cancer.”
The exhibition was a joint project between the charity Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation and the pharmaceutical company Boehringher Ingelheim Ltd.
It showed photographs of MSPs holding lung x-ray images, which were accompanied by statements explaining the reason for their involvement in the project.