Stirling Pulls Together for Earthquake Relief Efforts


Categories: Constituency, Foreign Affairs, International Aid, Volunteering

Local MP Visits Aid Donations Hub

Stirling MP Alyn Smith has commended Stirling’s volunteers and generosity, after visiting an aid donation station for victims of the recent earthquake across Turkey.

Two major earthquakes hit Turkey on 6th February resulting in thousands of people being displaced with no essential items. The Scottish Government has donated £500,000 to the Disasters Emergency Committee Scotland, which will coordinate funds for relief.

‘My Dessert House’, located on Upper Craigs in the city centre, has become the hub for all Stirling-based aid donations – with friends of the firm offering up their business unit a few doors down to store and process donated items.

Alyn Smith MP said:

‘The devastation across the region as a result of these earthquakes is truly staggering – communities have lost everything. As temperatures plummet, aid materials and assistance are in short supply and high demand. I commend Ahsan and his volunteer team for quickly organising our local Stirling response, feeding into wider Scottish efforts. 

‘The people of Stirling never fail to come together in a crisis – so much so that clothing donations are discouraged at the moment due to oversupply. Camping supplies would be very much welcomed for the cold weather. Working in partnership with UK and European allies, Scotland stands ready to play our part in keeping people safe and helping to rebuild.’


Pictured is Alyn Smith MP alongside Ahsan and volunteers