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Scotstoun Community Clean Up

It is great to see that once again Scotstoun Community Council are holding their annual August Community Clean Up from 10am-12pm on Saturday 12th August. 

Scotstoun Community Council and local NIVs (Neighbourhood Improvement Volunteers) have organised a series of clean ups recently in Larchfield Avenue and the Nature Trail. I would highly encourage getting involved if you haven't yet. It is a great way of giving back to the community.

Contact Scotstoun Community Council by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  to find out more information. 

All are welcome. Please bring gloves and wear sturdy footwear if possible. 

The clean up will cover Upland Rd/Northland Dr and Danes Drive (north side of road from Queen Victoria Dr to Scotstoun Stadium)

The meeting point is 10am on Danes Drive at Northland Drive. 

Skills Development Scotland Exam Results Helpline

On Tuesday 8th August, as 139,000 pupils across Scotland receive their National, Higher, Advanced Higher and Scottish Baccalaureate results, Skills Development Scotland will open their annual Exam Results Helpline. 

This free helpine offers advice, information and support for young people and their parents. The helpine will be open from 8am-8pm on the 8th and 9th August. From the 10th-16th August it will be open from 9am-5pm. The number to call is 0808 100 8000. 

Qualified career advisers are on hand to help young people who may not have received the results they were hoping for and those who have done better than anticipated. 

These skilled professionals have unique access to information on UCAS course vacancies at UK colleges and universities, confirmation and clearing, advice about Modern and Foundation Apprenticeships and employment or volunteering.

Nominate for the Local Heroes Campaign

Flood Re

Charity Flood Re has launched a campaign 'Local Heroes' to search nationwide for those individuals, communities and flood action groups that have made a real difference to their local area either in preparing for a flood event or in taking action to help their frends and neighbours during a flood. 

Flood Re are asking individuals to nominate their 'Local Hero.' This could be yourself, someone you know, or a group that you know of who has made a real difference during the toughtest times of flooding. 

The national winner will be awarded £10,000 in funds to go towards their local communitiy's flood preparedness efforts or a local flood relief charity of their choice. 

To submit your nomination or find out more information, please follow this link: https://www.floodre.co.uk/localheroes/

£7.6 million extra for Glasgow Schools.

I am pleased to announce that an additional £7,665,677 in funding is now being given to schools across Glasgow as part of the Scottish Attainment Challenge. 

This challenge was launched in February 2015 to bring a grater sense of urgency and priority to the issue of ensuring every child has the same opportunity to succeed and that the attainment gap is closed. 

This challenge focuses on increasing levels of literacy, numeracy, health and wellbeing for primary school pupils. This additional £7.6m is part of the programme to now extend funding to secondary schools.

The Scottish Government has committed to an overall provision of £750million for Scottish schools during the course of this Parliament to tackle the poverty related attainment gap.

Deputy First Minister John Swinney said, "This announcement ensures local authorities and individual schools where the need is greatest have substantial additional fudning for the coming year to tailor their plans based on their own circumstances. 

"Improving the education and life chances of our children and young people is the defining mission of this government. 

"This work, along with the introduction of Pupil Equity Funding, forms the backbone of our focus to target resources where they are needed the msot whilst also empowering schools to ultimately improve the life chances of all of children and young people in Scotland."


I personally am absolutely delighted that schools in Glasgow are benefitting from this funding, which is targeted to improve the life chances of children and young people in Scotland.

Continued Appeal: Drumchapel Food Bank

drumchapel food bank

It has been amazing to witness the community response to last week's appeal for more food donations towards the Drumchapel Food Bank. The generosity of the community was instrumental in allowing the foodbank to continue to serve the 70 people each week who come in need of food. 

Read the Clydbank Post Article with more information on this great success story here.

However, the need for food and other items continues. During the summer months there often is a heightened reliance on foodbanks as schools are shut. Whilst any donations would be most welcome, I have got in touch with the team at the Drumchapel Foodbank who have said the following items are the most in need. 

Donations of the following would be greatly appreciated:
- Size 5 and Size 6 Nappies
-Canned meals
-Female Hygine Products 
-Toiletries (body wash, shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, etc.) 

Dropping off the Items: 

You can drop off these items at Unit 9, 15 Ladloan Place, G15 8LB between 9am and 4.30pm Monday to Friday. 

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/pg/Drumchapel-Food-Bank-1481838552028461/about/?ref=page_internal 

Bill Kidd MSP


Bill is MSP for Glasgow Anniesland. 

His major political interests are the development of policies to eradicate poverty, job creation, housing policy and an end to the nuclear power and weapons programmes of successive British Governments.

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