It is a privilege to represent the Glasgow Maryhill and Springburn constituency as your Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP).
I stay in Maryhill with my wife Janet, together with my young son and daughter. Before I became an MSP, I was a secondary school teacher for 10 years. Since first being elected as a Glasgow MSP in 2007 I have worked hard to deliver for local constituents. As your constituency MSP, I will contiune to help to protect the communities I know best, and deliver to all people in Maryhill and Springburn
Bob Doris MSP
Marie Curie National Day of Reflection
Tribal politics put to one side as the Scottish Parliament came together along with Marie Curie to mark the National Day of Reflection on the third anniversary of Covid-19 lockdown
MND Scotland Parliamentary reception 2023
I was pleased to host MND Scotland’s Parliamentary reception on Wednesday 22 March.
Celebrating the Life of John MacLean
Today in the Scottish Parliament, I raised awareness of the centenary of the death of John MacLean - a leading figure of Red Clydeside - and asked what role there is for the Scottish Government to celebrate John MacLean's contribution to Scotland's rich social history.
Glasgow Go Dance Festival 2023
I was blown away by the wonderful dancers, coaches, choreographers and of course supportive families at the Theatre Royal tonight showcasing the great talent of young people in our constituency with Achieve More Scotland who were part of the Go Dance opening night.
Expansion of Vocational Qualifications
Today in the Scottish Parliament I spoke in the Scottish Government Debate on the Expansion of Vocational and Technical Qualifications in Scotland’s Secondary Schools. I was particularly pleased to mention John Paul Academy in my constituency which was praised in a recent inspection of the schools of provision of vocation pathways. I was also pleased to mention the work of Glasgow Kelvin Collage, based in Springburn, on the foundation apprenticeships they offer.
First Bus to Improve Service For Wheelchair Users
I have been working with local mum, Heather Sturdy, to improve the experience of wheelchair users on First Glasgow services. This follows the refusal of some drivers to permit Heather to use bus services along with her baby and pram. Her plight has previously been featured in the media. Following this I arranged for a site visit to Ruchill (where she stays) by senior First Glasgow officers to meet Heather and discuss this issue. They brought along a bus from their fleet and we had a very constructive discussion about the service Heather and her family should expect.
Marie Curie’s Great Daffodil Appeal 2023
I was pleased to be able to speak in a Members' Business motion brought by Gillian Martin MSP on the Marie Curie’s Great Daffodil Appeal 2023.
As Convener of the Scottish Parliamentary Group on Palliative Care, and with a wonderful Marie Curie hospice in Springburn, I have a particular interest in this area.