It is a privilege to represent the Glasgow Maryhill and Springburn constituency as your 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. Now returned as your constituency MSP for Maryhill and Springburn in 2021, I will contiune to build on that progress, help to protect the communities I know best, and deliver to all people in Maryhill and Springburn
Bob Doris MSP
The Scottish Government will deliver its landmark commitment to provide free bus travel for young people under 22 from the end of January 2022. Delivering this during the pandemic has been challenging, however this change means around 930,000 young people across Scotland will benefit from free bus travel.
The extension of free bus travel to all under 22s will improve access to education, leisure, and work, while supporting the adoption of sustainable travel behaviours.Read more ...
A number of constituents have contacted me about the changes to smoke alarms. Every home in Scotland must have interlinked fire alarms by February 2022. Interlinked means if one goes off, they all go off, so you will always hear an alarm wherever you are in your home. The new law has come about because of the Grenfell fire in London in 2017, and it applies to all Scottish homes.Read more ...
Legislation to introduce Scotland’s new Adult Disability Payment, which replaces the UK Government’s Personal Independence Payments (PIP), was laid before the Scottish Parliament on 17th December. This benefit will open for new applications in pilot areas from 21 March 2022. The national rollout is scheduled for 29 August 2022.Read more ...
The Scottish Child Payment will be doubled from April 2022 - in just four months time. This will see around 19,000 eligible children across Glasgow receiving £20 per week per child from spring next year. Across Scotland, more than 106,000 children will be benefitting from the increased payment.Read more ...