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By Bob Doris MSP

I have written to all community councils wholly or partly within the Glasgow Maryhill and Springburn constituency regarding key information on food need and emotional / practical support during the coroanvirus pandemic.  Here is the text of that letter

You can download a copy of the letter here


06 May 2020                                                 

Dear community councillor,

I have today written to all community councils wholly or partly within Maryhill and Springburn constituency. Community councillors and the well-connected local networks they are part of in the communities I represent are of great value; particularly during the current Covid-19 crisis. I therefore wanted to thank our community councillors for all they are doing to support our communities during the ongoing lockdown restrictions.

Despite these unprecedented times, I know that many of you will be volunteering with various organisations within the community. Whether you are volunteering by helping to supply food parcels and medication to the most vulnerable; checking up on family, friends and neighbours or offering emotional support to those who are struggling - I am hugely grateful.

Community Councillors are well placed to see first-hand many of challenges people locally are facing. I wanted to remind you that my constituency office and staff team are still active and offering support. Although I have had to close my physical office due to the Covid-19 virus, myself and my staff are working remotely and will still be picking up calls and emails.


Key Information Regarding Food Need & Emotional / Practical Support

I am also updating my website,, with information that I receive on a daily basis as an MSP.

There is key information for those in food need or who need to speak to someone for additional support and advice (both emotional and practical support).

I would highlight the following links in particular. There are helpline details at and details of emergency food provision at


Constituency Office Information

If you know of anyone who may need my assistance, please do urge them to contact me:

  • By email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Online:
  • By phone: 0141 946 7700 (please leave a message)


Lockdown Exit Strategy

In addition to this I would like to draw to the attention of community councillors, the Scottish Government’s paper on how we many ultimately ease the restrictions. You can find this at I would encourage you to read this, and as representatives of your community feed any thoughts into the government directly.

You can submit feedback and suggestions at  


If there is anything I can assist with, please do not hesitate to contact me. Please feel free to share the information within this letter widely.


Best wishes and stay safe.



Bob Doris MSP

Member of the Scottish Parliament for Glasgow Maryhill and Springburn Constituency (SNP)

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