Some things just puzzle me at times.

Take the lockdown, and the slow lifting of it – it has thrown up some puzzling aspects of human behaviour.

Cars queuing round the block just to get a drive through coffee, for example – I don’t know about anyone else, but I have never been that desperate for a coffee.

The same thing happened with people wanting a burger. Now don’t get me wrong, I understand the complete sense of freedom a little relaxing of the lockdown must have brought, and I hope the burger and coffee tasted like freedom.

The other thing that has puzzled me this last week is this: thousands of people in Glasgow Green demonstrating, justifiably, yet the pubs and hairdressers stay closed. Maybe the coronavirus can tell the difference.

Those of us that continue to work as key workers know the mental strain of the lockdown and the toll it can take on our mental health while working through this pandemic.

The nights without sleep, the constant fear of contracting the virus and of passing it on to loved ones: we face a huge mental challenge, the like of which we have never had to face.

But we are only half the story of the mental issues this pandemic brings. People with anxiety, depression and bipolar, to name a few, will be finding this lockdown a huge strain on their mental health.

But we as a community can help. Every one of us will know someone with mental health problems. Some we will know as a fact, but any one of us could have a friend we don’t realise has any problems.

Most mental health problems are almost impossible to spot. Pick up the phone, or send a text to a friend you have not seen through this pandemic. Let them know you have missed them, ask if they are OK, and reassure them things are getting better. Your call or text message could make a world of difference to someone.

The other week we opened the re-cycling centres, much to the relief of our residents. I took a run down to Old Kilpatrick last week to see how things were going.

I have to say the staff on duty were doing a remarkable job, controlling the traffic and getting people in and out as quickly as possible.

Likewise, we have begun to cut the grass again. This is a slow process at the moment , but the staff are working as hard as they can, it will take time, but they will reach your area. We have great staff who are doing us all proud.