INVERCLYDE’S MSP has wished the longest serving member of the area’s Women’s Aid service a ‘happy and restful’ retirement in a motion at the Scottish Parliament.

Stuart McMillan congratulated Carol McLaughlin on a ‘remarkable’ 35-year career with the charity, and asked MSPs to recognise her work transforming the lives of numerous women and children affected by domestic abuse.

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Carol started volunteering at Inverclyde Women’s Aid in 1988, before taking on a paid role in 1992.

Mr McMillan said she will be ‘sorely missed by her colleagues’ but added that they will ‘carry on her legacy’.