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New Broomhill Primary Official Open Day

The newly built Broomhill Primary School will have a public open day on from midday to 730pm on Wednesday 17 January 2018.

The open day is a chance for parents, carers and local residents to have a look inside the new school.

With regards travel to school, which was an issue raised at our School Run Summit, in a recent letter the Parent Council stated, “While we understand that some pupils may require to be driven to school, Broomhill Parent Council, Broomhill Community Council and the Broomhill Primary School Management Team are keen to encourage as many pupils to travel actively to school as often as possible. This could be on foot, on a scooter or skates, by bike, or by ‘park and stride’ where the pupils are driven for part of the journey but walk the last section to school.”

The new school will open to pupils on Wednesday 24 January.
(Find out more on https://dumbartonroad.wordpress.com/2018/01/10/new-broomhill-primary-open-day/)  

Minor Injuries Unit re-opens in Yorkhill

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde have said: 

"From the 3rd January the Minor Injuries Unit (MIU) will open at West Glasgow Ambulatory Care Hospital (formerly Yorkhill Hospital). It will be open 9-5pm Monday to Friday.

Winter is always a busy time for our accident and emergency departments so if you fall and suffer a minor injury, the best place for you to get treated is the Minor Injuries Unit. The units are staffed by highly experienced emergency nurse practitioners who treat a range of minor injuries, inlcuding sprains and cuts and broken bones." 

ICAN Accepts Nobel Peace Prize today!

Today ICAN accepts the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize at the awards ceremony in Oslo. 

Motion signatories Members of the Scotitsh Parliament and I wish ICAN all the best and congratulate them on being awarded this prestigious prize. Please see my motion of support for ICAN below along with an illustated video of Setsuko Thurlow's speech at the United Nations this July. 

ICAN Accepts 2017 Nobel Peace Prize at 10th December Award Ceremony 

That the Parliament congratulates ICAN on winning the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize for its work to draw attention to the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons and for its ground-breaking efforts to achieve a treaty-based prohibition of such weapons; notes that Setsuko Thurlow, a survivor of the United States' atomic bombing of Hiroshima, will jointly accept this prize along with the ICAN Executive Director, Beatrice Fihn, on 10 December 2017 in Oslo; highlights Thurlow’s pivotal role in the UN negotiations earlier this year, which led to the nuclear ban treaty adoption in July 2017, which has the intention of outlawing nuclear weapons; affirms the representation of Scotland at the Nobel Peace Prize award ceremony through the Scottish ceremonial torch being brought to the torch-lit procession, and acknowledges the torch handover from the First Minister to the Scottish ICAN Liaison, Janet Fenton, symbolising Scotland’s commitment to a nuclear weapons-free world.

If You Love This Planet from ICAN on Vimeo.

Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month BK photo

Pancreatic Cancer UK and Pancreatic Cancer Scotland came to Parliament this week to share with MSPs information about Pancreatic Cancer and how it affects Scotland. Over November people from across Scotland have been wearing the colour purple and fundraise to show solidarity with people living with this form of cancer. If you or someone you know has pancreatic cancer, I would suggest reading the Patients Charter, which outlines the standards of care that patients should receive.


Money Advice Scotland Helpline and Online Courses

Money Advice Scotland Bill Kidd

I have pledged my support this week to Money Advice Scotland and their work in providing free, impartial and confidential money advice as well as promoting financial inclusion.

Money Advice Scotland, a registered charity, came into Parliament this week to give information on what services they provide which could benefit constituents. For example, they have trained money advisers and deliver financial education. They have also launched a new Helpline which can connect you to free and impartial money advice services in many areas of Scotland.

You can call the Helpline between 9am and 6pm, Monday-Friday on 0800 731 4722.


Total household debt has increased to its highest level since November 2008 as rising prices for essentials are combined with falling real incomes. The Money Advice Scotland Helpline is a vital resource for people living in Anniesland and I would encourage anyone facing financial difficulties to get in touch with the team at Money Advice Scotland.

Want to learn online? You can now sign up for the free online module in the Financial Capabili8ty Programme in either English or Polish.


This is suitable for individuals needing help and for charity workers looking to best support people in difficult financial situations.  

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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