I START this column by highlighting the ongoing fight to secure redundancy payments for staff from Morton’s Rolls.

We all remember it closed its doors on March 3 and reopened under its current owners on March 20.

It seems that the UK Redundancy Payments Service have decided that the old company didn’t really go bust, so no one is entitled to their redundancy package.

This is despite there being no process followed that I’m aware of to TUPE over the workforce or share information with staff prior to the day of the closure.

A large number of ex-employees have rightly come together with their trade unions and solicitors at Thompsons Scotland and I wish them all the very best in their fight for justice in this intolerable situation.

My office will continue to assist in any way we can.

I have written to both the Westminster Secretary of State, Kemi Badenoch, and the Cabinet Secretary at Holyrood, Neil Gray, on my constituents' behalf but I am aware that, as a reserved issue, our local MP Carol Monaghan will be to the fore on this egregious decision.

On a lighter note, I hope you and yours have had the chance to enjoy some of the great weather and long summer evenings Scotland has been basking in.

It makes such a pleasant change to have had a couple of weeks of warm weather, does it not?

As I write this column, I have my fingers crossed for the Knightswood Park Gala Day event and I say 'Happy birthday Knightswood,' as it is 100 years ago this year since the first houses were built up around Rotherwood Avenue (Glasgow bought the land in 1921) and the original 6,000-odd houses were built from there, back down towards Scotstoun and Yoker.

I equally hope that the main celebration on Saturday, July 15, for Drumchapel’s 70th birthday party (D70) will also have the best of weather.

There has been a whole list of events throughout the year so far to mark D70 and I wish everyone success with the ongoing calendar they have planned between now and the Santa’s Grotto event to finish the programme off.

On a personal note, I was deeply humbled to be informed that the Anthony Nolan Trust had named me Political Supporter of the Year for some work we carry out along with the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service to encourage people to register to help others with blood cancer.

This really is just part of the day job but, on behalf of my staff in both the constituency office and through in Parliament, I can say it did brighten up our afternoon.

Stay safe.