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
Fire in Springburn on Petershill Road
- 01 June 2023
Very concerning fire last night in Springburn. I understand this was at the former Promat site on Petershill Road. I have raised concerns on several occasions over the years and I am contacting Glasgow City Council and Scottish Fire and Rescue Service to follow up once more and will ask for a meeting to discuss what happened and how we can prevent recurrence.
Last night was an example of putting lives at risk from those frequenting the building, the fire service having to deal with the fire and the smoke that the wider area is subject to.
It is clear the owners of the site now urgently need to be pursued and the building levelled and site cleared.
Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland Exhibition
- 31 May 2023
Thank you Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland taking the time to chat at their exhibition in The Scottish Parliament. Really interesting to discuss the opportunities to further develop the work around Hospital to Home.
Hospital at Home Programme in Scotland
- 31 May 2023
Hospital at home is a success and should be expanded. It has allowed more than 300 Glaswegians to be at home rather than in hospital. This week, I am sponsoring Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland’s exhibit in the Scottish Parliament promoting the hospital to home service that it offers. Hospital to home is not just for the over-65s; it is for everyone, and it offers significant support
Advice Surgery in Wyndford, Maryhill
- 19 May 2023
I held a surgery in Wyndford at the Maryhill Hub today, and great to talk to a number of constituents on a wide range of issues. Thank you to all who came along to share their concerns and points of view. It was also good to hear from Cllr Franny Scally and Cllr Abdul Bostani about the work they are doing for the people of Maryhill.
Motion of the Scottish Parliament
- 18 May 2023
I submitted a motion to Parliament today (Thursday, 18 May 2023) congratulating "Our Grades Not Visas" on its nomination for the Community Action award at the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) Scottish Charity Awards 2023.
Tackling Social Isolation and Loneliness
- 02 May 2023
Scottish Government Debate: Tackling Social Isolation and Loneliness
UK Government Illegal Migration Bill
- 26 April 2023
I recently took part in a debate on the UK Government's Illegal Migration Bill. The legislation is one of the most regressive and inhumane proposals from a UK Government ever witnessed.