As we come into summer, I have been privileged to see and participate in the many wonderful community activities and events taking place throughout Anniesland.

From the Healing for the Heart football tournament (pictured above) with local Whiteinch organisations, to the Knightswood Gala Day, which I was honoured to help set up, and to hand out the trophy and medals to the tournament winners.

In June, I was also pleased to see a whopping 1,500 people turn up for the Active Seniors Day in the Park. All of these events show the incredible community spirit present throughout our constituency.

It is a privilege to be able to take part in these events and, more so, represent you all. This summer also marks seven years of the mighty Drumwealth Games. When this sporting event started back in 2012, it was supposed to be a one-off event.

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It went so well, however, that it has continued ever since. This year saw P5 and P6 pupils from five primary schools - Drummore, Camstradden, Langfaulds, St Clare’s and Antonine - alongside S1 and S2 pupils from Drumchapel High get to try out new sports.

More than 500 pupils were able to engage in this brilliant sports day, which was organised by Active Schools and supported by Drumchapel Sport, Glasgow Life and D60+.

I think I will not be alone in wanting to thank these organisations for their hard work in pulling off such a fantastic event, year after year.

The pupils were able to try out a wide variety of new sports, even including archery and karate, many for the first time.

Our younger constituents have not just been busy with Drumwealth Games and the summer holidays: their excellent teachers have also been teaching them about the Scottish Parliament and even brought some classes in for a tour with the Scottish Parliament’s Education Team.

I often do Q&As with pupils when local schools come into parliament, and this year has been no exception.

Mr King’s class from Clyde Primary came in earlier this year and asked excellent questions about Brexit, refugees and the role of MSPs in the Scottish Parliament.

Classes from Blairdardie, Corpus Christi and Broomfield primary schools have also written excellent letters to me, with the most notable questions focusing on tackling the climate crisis and ensuring that everyone has equal access to education.

All of this evidences to me how bright and capable our next generation are, and give me even more reason to be proud to represent the wonderful Anniesland constituency. I hope everyone enjoys summer. As always, if you have an issue you need help with, then please get in contact or come to one of my weekly surgeries. More information can be found on my website,