Events Photo Album

Past Events



Glasgow Clyde College Cardonald

I finally managed to get along to Glasgow Clyde College in Cardonald to meet with staff and students and to present them with the Early Day Motion I tabled at Westminster to recognise their great work and efforts to raise money for the local Foodbank.



Linthouse Over 60s Monday Lunch Club

I had lunch with the wonderful Linthouse Over 60s Monday Lunch Club at the end of April and listened to how they intend to assist in helping the local community in the near future.


Moogety Spring Fling

I had a great day great day with great people at the Moogety Spring Fling in Sunny Govan during the April recess. The food and the burgers were excellent and so is the great Community Garden.


Linthouse Housing Association

Along with my colleague Humza Yousaf MSP, I visited Linthouse Housing Association to celebrate the completion of their £4 million Comprehensive Tenement Improvement Programme in Hutton Drive.

While there we met up with current and recent recruits to their Modern Apprentice programme in Estate Caretaking.




Coming Home Centre

It was a great pleasure to go and visit with everyone at the Coming Home Centre and support their application to the Robertson Trust. It was especially good to catch up with one of my favourite Constituents, Barney Roberts, who served in the Navy during World War II.


Rangers Charity Foundation

I was invited by the Rangers Charity Foundation and the SPFL Trust to attend and view their “Just Moving” Educational Courses at St. Marnock’s Primary School in Pollok. The idea behind this is to teach school children the benefits of fitness and nutrition. The kids were having fun on their new sports pitch and it was great fun for me being with the kids and their teachers.


Pollok Baptist Church

Many thanks to the volunteers at the Baptist Church and Glasgow South West Foodbank for their kind welcome in April at the Community Cafe.


The Glasgow Girls Film Night


Glasgow Girls Film Night was held on Saturday 6th April at 7.30pm in Hillington Parish Church.

The night was well attended and all the money raised went to a local foodbank.





Alistair Watson Memorial

It was an honour and privilege to give the Vote of Thanks on behalf of the South Cardonald and Crookston Community Council after the unveiling of the memorial plaque celebrating the work of former Councillor, Alistair Watson. Alistair represented the Cardonald area for 22 years.
We may have been on different sides of the political fence, but I was pleased to see his work remembered.


TEA in the POT

I visited the inspirational ladies at TEA in the POT – Women’s Support Service for International Women’s Day 2019. It was a delight for me to host them at Parliament on the following Wednesday.






Burns Supper

What a great Burns Supper at Peat Road Hall with some of my SNP colleagues. Thanks to my branch organisers who made it all go so smoothly.


Clyde College, Cardonald

I had a fantastic visit to the Clyde College Cardonald Campus today. Was great to meet students and be shown around by Principal Jon Vincent.





Hillington Parish Church

Many thanks to Glasgow South West Foodbank and the Scottish Police Muslim Association for organising this month’s Community Kitchen at the Hillington Parish Church.





Nitshill Memorial Service

On Sunday 11 November we remembered those who have fallen in conflict. The First World War ended a century ago, but in the 21st Century, the world still remains wracked by conflict and division. There are many reasons why we should never forget what happened in the mud and carnage of places like The Somme and Ypres. Perhaps the most overriding reasons for remembrance are that we must never take peace for granted and that those generations across the UK brought up without the experience of war must be made aware of the deep sacrifices made by those on both sides of conflict who died in horrendous circumstances

McMillan Cancer Support Coffee Morning

Me and Humza had an excellent response to our Coffee Morning and raised £450 for this excellent charity.

Sincere thank you to everyone who baked, donated and attended our Macmillan Cancer Support Coffee Morning today, including a special mention to Rawlings – love to eat and McHargs for donating scones and shortbread.


WASPI Demonstration in London

I was delighted to join other Scottish MPs in meeting the fantastic campaigners who came down for the massive WASPI Demo. Special thanks to campaigners from Glasgow and of course Glasgow South West constituent, Kathy McDonald!

Make Do and Grow

I dropped-in on the Make Do and Grow family event at the Pearce Institute to hand over to Kaytie Lilley a copy of the Early Day Motion which formally recognised their work in the UK Parliament.


MacMillan Big Coffee Morning

Our MacMillan Coffee Morning raise £450 for this excellent charity.



Show Racism the Red Card

During October, along with Jo Stevens MP, I hosted the  All Party Group meeting of Show Racism the Red Card at Westminster.


Time Out for Thales Apprentices 

Delighted to present completion certificates to Thales UK employees who have completed their 4 year Apprenticeships. I wish them all great fortune in their future careers.


Wear It Pink 19 October 2018

No, this isn’t Eddie Izzard. It’s me helping “Breast Cancer Now” ahead of #wearitpink day on 19 October. I hope you will help them raise money for lifesaving research into curing this awful disease.




SWAMP receiving a copy of my Early Day Motion in parliament highlighting the excellent work they do in the local community.




Making juice with peddle power. Mother nature does renewably energy much better.






Nope, this is not Me and Humza about to do a limbo dance, we are opening the Househill Park Fun Day. we were joined by Council colleagues, David McDonald and Rhiannon spear. We all had a smashing time.


St Angela’s Participation Centre. European Erasmus Event.



Angela’s Participation Centre. European Erasmus Event.




Great visit to Darnley Primary 2. the kids appeared to enjoy it as much as I did.