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Early Years Scotland celebrated our 50th anniversary at our annual national conference in Glasgow on Saturday 30 September.

More than 300 delegates gathered at the Hilton Glasgow to hear a range of top speakers agree that the task for the next 50 years is to tackle disadvantage and inequality in the earliest stages of our children's lives.

The conference was chaired by the journalist, broadcaster and writer, Kirsty Wark, and speakers included the author and early years consultant, Penny Tassoni; former Commissioner for Children and Young People, Tam Baillie; autism expert, Jim Taylor; and Early Years Scotland Chief Executive, Jean Carwood-Edwards.

The Minister for Childcare and Early Years, Mark McDonald MSP, gave an opening address reaffirming the Scottish Government's commitment to Early Learning and Childcare, and answered a number of excellent questions from an informed and passionate audience.

Go to our Conference 2017 page for more on the event.