As you will be aware, there has been a outbreak of coronavirus at the Murano Student Village in Maryhill, part of Glasgow University. Given the scale of the outbreak, I am concered about the welfare of students and the wider community. I have today (Friday 25 September) written to Professor Sir Anton Muscatelli, Principal and Vice Chancellor of Glasgow University.

You can read this letter here

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I have been representing several sports, recreational and community organisations in relation to the frustrations (which I share) over the slow pace of the reopening of Glasgow Life facilities across Maryhill and Springburn.

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New Measures

The First Minister has today announced further measures aimed at reducing the spread of Coronavirus. You can read more about this at I would urge all constituents to read the detailed update and encourage everyone to follow these additional measures

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anthony nolan

I’m supporting the need to recruit more potential donors to join the stem cell register - particularly people from a more diverse range of ethnic backgrounds, as well as young men aged 16-30 - to give patients with blood cancer the best possible chance of life. You can do this online at 

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Indoor gatherings limited in Glasgow, East Renfrewshire and West Dunbartonshire.

Following an increase in the number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Glasgow, East Renfrewshire and West Dunbartonshire, additional restrictions will be introduced for people living in these areas for an initial two week period.

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A constituent contacted me concerned about the human rights of the LGBT+ community in Poland. I am happy to express my solidarity with LGBT+ people in Poland. 

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By Bob Doris MSP

Update 11th August 2020

As you will know by now, the Education Secutary John Swinney offered an apology to Scotland’s pupils who had been awarded certificated grades which were lower than teacher estimates. This was due to a system of moderation applied by the SQA. Mr Swinney will now use his powers of direction as a Scottish Minister to ensure that every pupil in that situation will now have their teacher estimates upheld and certificates will be re-issued accordingly.

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The Scottish Government has published new guidance on face coverings, which you can find here. Guidance for the retail sector including procedures for staff and customer safety and an operations checklist has also been published today - you can read it here

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By Office Admin Team

The following motion was submitted by Bob Doris MSP today in support of Glasgow Afghan United.

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