The Presiding Officer of the Scottish Parliament, Ken Macintosh, is set to visit West Dunbartonshire as part of a tour to strengthen Holyrood’s relationship with local communities across the country.

The tour is part of the 20-year anniversary celebrations of the Parliament.

It starts on Friday when Mr Macintosh will visit Maryhill and Springburn in Glasgow.

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No date has yet been given for his visit to West Dunbartonshire.

Mr Macintosh said: “It is an opportunity for people across Scotland to reflect on the difference that the Scottish Parliament has made over these past two decades to peoples’ lives.”

It was more important than ever, he said, that the parliament actively reached out to communities to help create an environment where people knew how to make their voice heard.