Author Archives: Claudia

Show Racism the Red Card commends Anna Signeul

A ceremony in the Scottish Parliament recently saw Anna Signeul inducted into the Show Racism the Red Card Hall of Fame. Anna Signeul is the Head Coach of the Scottish Women’s Football team, and was commended for her outstanding efforts … Continue reading

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Who Cares? Scotland

Who Cares? Scotland are raising awareness today for young people who have experienced being in care.  Today is a celebration of their identity, successes and the relationships they have built.  Today also recognises the commitment of the Scottish Parliament to … Continue reading

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National Walking Strategy – for health and environment

We all know there are significant health and economic gains from getting people to become active, and the easiest and cheapest way for individuals to achieve this is by increasing walking. I am very pleased to discuss how I can … Continue reading

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Snaring in Scotland

Many of constituents reached out to me recently, sharing their concerns with the practice of snaring in Scotland. I was keen to reassure those across South Scotland and beyond that I agree that snaring is cruel, indiscriminate and unnecessary. Snaring … Continue reading

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#ShowTheLove for Nature

This Valentine’s Day RSPB are asking us all to “show the love” for our natural world. Each MSP was given a handmade brooch to remind us to cherish the green spaces, birds, and animals that we love. My green heart … Continue reading

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Children’s Mental Health Week

Children’s Mental Health Week takes place from the 6th – 12th of February. This year the aim is to encourage everyone to Spread a little Kindness We’ve all known someone going through a tough time, and it can be hard … Continue reading

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NFUS discuss Brexit challenges

I recently met with Clyde branch representatives of National Farmers Union Scotland (NFUS) Jen Craig, Branch Chair, Tom French, Vice Chair, Iain Renwick and Jim Russell to discuss the challenges the farming and agricultural sector face over the coming years. … Continue reading

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Lockhart progress

Local elected members met with NHS Lanarkshire last week to find out what progress is being made with the Lockhart. The meeting has helped outline the progress being made with the Lockhart. Although it is still closed to admissions, rehabilitation … Continue reading

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Communities hit by SNP and Scottish Greens’ budget cuts

Last week I voted against a Scottish Government draft budget which will see Local Government across Scotland faced with a further cut of £169 million. Since 2011 the SNP has cut £1.5 billion from schools and care for the elderly. … Continue reading

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World Wetlands Day 2017

Each year, the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands celebrates February the 2nd as ‘World Wetlands Day’ to raise global awareness of the importance of wetlands Wetlands act as natural safeguards against disasters. They protect communities most at risk and vulnerable to … Continue reading

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