Social Security Scotland – building a benefit system to tackle inequality

Last week I read an article in the Daily Record that really rankled with me. It was about the new Social Security Scotland system being developed by the Scottish Government to deliver a range of benefits. Some of these benefits we are taking over from the UK Government, and some are brand new benefits, like [...]

Celebrating Pride Mardi-Gla 2022!

I really enjoyed being part of the amazing Pride Mardi Gla march in Glasgow on 17 July - the first major Pride event in Europe with a theme of bisexuality. The success of this inclusive and diverse event is a wonderful tribute to the many years of campaigning and awareness raising by so many committed [...]

Abortion Care Summit Constructive and Helpful

As the MSP for Glasgow Kelvin, where the Sandyford NHS Clinic is located, I am very concerned by the protests outside healthcare facilities and the events in the USA, especially the appalling decision taken the US Supreme Court to overturn the finding in the Roe v Wade case. I attended the Abortion Care Summit convened [...]

2022-06-29T10:02:31+00:00June 29th, 2022|Health and Wellbeing, Mental Health|0 Comments

Are you claiming all the benefits you are entitled to?

Last week I had the pleasure of visiting Advice Direct Scotland in my constituency, where I learned that every year £20 billion of benefits entitlement across the UK goes unclaimed, including a staggering £1.7 billion in pension credit alone. Advice Direct Scotland has created a free online tool for anyone in Scotland to check their [...]

Scotland – A Good Food Nation

UPDATE - 16 June 2022 I am pleased to report that the Good Food Nation (Scotland) Bill was passed into law on 15 June. It was amended to include the establishment of an independent commission to oversee implementation of its many important clauses. I was fortunate to be selected to speak in the debate and [...]

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