People on benefits are being asked to help shape Scotland’s new welfare system.
Social Security Minister Jeane Freeman wants about 200 people from Aberdeen to share their experience of the current social security system by joining one of several experience panels.
Ms Freeman wants to recruit at least 2,000 people across Scotland for the panels, to give their views on the design of Scotland’s new system and how to build and refine a better model.
She said: “What we want is a system that works for people rather than one that tests their ability to fill out long and complicated forms.
“We understand there are specific needs in communities across the country and what works in a city isn’t necessarily what works in rural Scotland, which is we why we need the views of people in Aberdeen and beyond to help us shape the system.”
Registration is now live and people can do so online, over the phone and by post.