A BRAVE bid by a Port mum to change the law in memory of her ten-year-old son will today go in front of a powerful group of MSPs.

Campaigner Kathleen Orr has launched a petition calling on the Scottish Parliament to introduce legislation to install defibrillators in all new large buildings.

In November last year the 43-year-old spoke movingly at Holyrood about the loss of her son Jayden, who tragically died in 2017 after collapsing while ice-skating.

Since his death nearly two years ago, Kathleen and her family have devoted their lives to raising thousands of pounds to put defibs into local schools and public places, as well as raising awareness of the need for greater access and better CPR training.

Now with the backing of local MSP Stuart McMillan, she hopes the petitions committee will give her their backing, having already won the support of St Andrews First Aid.

Kathleen, who has been overwhelmed by the public support for her cause, said: "I really hope the MSPs take this seriously because I am not giving up.

"Fundamentally, I want to see more machines across Scotland and to make the general public feel comfortable using one if the need arises.

"I do not claim that my petition is a silver bullet, but it is one way forward in increasing the number of automatic external defibrillators in public places."

The petitions committee will look at responses from concerned parties including ministers.

Inverclyde MSP Stuart McMillan first brought the Jayden's Rainbow campaign to the parliament last year and the debate moved MSPs and ministers to tears.

In her submission to the committee Kathleen said: "My motivation is obviously to honour the memory of my son and try and make it less likely that a situation like the one my family has suffered happens again.

"There was a defibrillator in the building, but no one seemed to know where it was and was confident enough to use it.

MSP Mr McMillan will be present when the petitions committee meets today.

He said: "The petition would make a big difference and clearly would increase the awareness and number of defibrillators across Scotland - I hope it takes another step forward today."