Results tagged “HUmza YOusaf” from Glasgow Politics
(First published 31/07/13)
DURING the summer months, particularly when we've had such good weather, it is really enjoyable to be out and about at the weekends enjoying the many Gala Days our city puts on.
This past Saturday I had a great afternoon out at the Pollok Gala Day with my colleagues Cllr Jaffri, Cllr McDonald and Cllr Gibson.
This year's Gala Day was the first Gala day in 15 years to be held in Pollok Community Centre, and there was a real buzz on the day with many people turning up to enjoy everything on offer.
THIS week marks the start of the parliamentary recess.
A lot of people think this means MSPs have two months off putting their feet up relaxing before they are due back in September.
Luckily, there is no rest for the wicked.
IT feels like yesterday that I was sitting in the audience at the launch of Yes Scotland.
The excitement in the air was tangible, the speeches and support from Brian Cox and Alan Cumming roused the crowd and people were ready to take to the streets to drum up support.
In fact, it has been just over a year since the campaign launch in Edinburgh. And in the past year, more than 372,000 people have signed the Independence Declaration.
This is fantastic, and shows that more and more people are backing the campaign for an independent Scotland.
LAST week marked two years since my election to represent the people of Glasgow in the Scottish Parliament.
It is incredible how quickly time passes - it seems like yesterday that I was at the count, celebrating with my re-elected SNP colleagues and digesting the news that we had an overall majority in the Scottish Parliament.
At the same time, it also seems that I have been an MSP for longer than two years, as so much has happened since May 5, 2011.
However, every day I remember how honoured and lucky I am to be in this position - it is never something I take for granted.
DURING the parliamentary recess, I like to make the most of the extra time in Glasgow to visit projects and groups in my constituency to keep up with the work they are doing.
Last week, I visited Greater Easterhouse Alcohol Awareness Project (GEAPP) and spoke to a women's group who have been working in the east end of Glasgow since 1991.
Many parts of Glasgow, including the east end have been blighted by substance abuse for years.
GEAPP provide a vital service for men and women in the area whose lives have been touched by substance abuse in different ways.