Scotland’s largest disability lifestyle and independent living event will make its return to Glasgow’s SEC in September.

This year the exhibition will offer a variety of new features including a ‘Sports, Wellness & Leisure’ area with live demonstrations. On both days (26-27 September) international wheelchair curlers will be giving wheelchair curling demos at The Curling Experience. Members of Braehead Curling Club and Scottish Curling, the governing body for curling, will be on hand to provide tips and demos for people interested in getting involved in the sport.

The Sports Arena will also see Glasgow Eagles demonstrate visually impaired football, wheelchair football and weightlifting.

Tsitsi Lynn Makuni, group show manager of Independent Living Scotland organiser, QD Events, said: “We are absolutely thrilled that we will be joined by members of Braehead Curling Club, Scottish Curling and Glasgow Eagles. These groups help ensure sport, and the enjoyment it provides, are as accessible to as many people as possible.”

ILS is the must-attend event for all Scottish carers and individuals or families living with or supporting disabled people, as well as healthcare professionals. The free two-day event will focus on ‘Innovations in Health and Social Care in Scotland Across the Generations’. People of all ages can test and compare the latest products, from daily living aids, wheelchairs and scooters to home adaptations and telecare, energy and communication aids.

Key features for 2018 include:

  • Free parking close to entrance (Hall 3)
  • Free mobility loan point hire of wheelchairs and mobility scooters
  • A range of wheelchair accessible vehicles showcased by Vertu Motors, Allied Vehicles, Automotive Group and PL Mobility
  • OTAC Arena, the only free adaptation and equipment-based conference for occupational therapists in the UK showcasing exhibitors including Invacare
  • Conference programme for healthcare professionals (CPD accredited)
  • Consultation Corner featuring industry experts offering advice and assistance
  • Ability Fest Pavilion raising awareness about disability issues relating to lifelong learning, education, training and employment
  • Sports Arena offering live demonstrations and top tips
  • Caring for our Carers Reception will arrive for the first time
  • Expert advice from charities including Alzheimer Scotland, Disability Equality Scotland, Future Pathways and I Am Me Scotland
  • Changing places facility
  • Lots of great show offers!

Register at: for free entry and free parking!