Jo tours events at Milngavie Week

Local MP Jo Swinson toured the various activities and stalls at this year’s Milngavie Week. Taking place from June 8-15, there were 47 events over the course of the week supported by more than 200 volunteers.

Kicking off with the traditional Bearsden and Milngavie Highland games, other activities included a photo competition, music performances, arts and crafts, and the annual duck race.  

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Jo calls for action to re-dual Milngavie line

Local MP Jo Swinson has written to the Scottish Government Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity Michael Matheson MSP requesting urgent action to improve the Milngavie line.

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Jo welcomes lottery funding for GRACE

Local MP Jo Swinson has today welcomed the announcement that Group Recovery Aftercare Community Enterprise (GRACE) have successfully secured a grant of £83,617 after applying to The National Lottery Community Fund Scotland. 

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Jo nominates local business for award

Local MP Jo Swinson has nominated Robeslee Concrete Company of Kirkintilloch for a responsible business champion award.

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Jo tours Milngavie Churches Flower Festival in aid of Water Aid

Local MP Jo Swinson recently visited Milngavie Churches Flower Festival in aid of Water Aid.

The festival raised awareness of the problems of cleanliness and access to water across the globe. Some 844 million people don’t have clean water close to home, while 2.3 billion people don’t have a decent toilet at home. One child dies every two minutes from diarrhoea caused by dirty water and poor toilets.

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Jo gives local students tips in public speaking

Jo recently visited the High School of Glasgow to meet with children and staff.

During the visit, Jo attended a public speaking class where students gave presentations on why they should have pets, what the second worst vegetable in the world is, and what it would be like if their school was Hogwarts. Jo offered practical tips from her experiences as an MP.

Afterwards, students had a chance to learn more about Jo’s work. Asked what the best thing she’s done for East Dunbartonshire, Jo said campaigning against the Scottish referendum.

Another student asked what the first thing is that Jo would do if she were Prime Minister. She answered that she would talk to people to find out their goals, and develop a shared view on how to tackle some of today’s most pressing issues, such as overcoming poverty and responding to the climate emergency.

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Jo visits local Forest Nursery and School of Innovation

Local MP Jo Swinson recently visited Kelvinside Academy Green Forest Nursery, meeting with teachers and children. 

The nursery’s open-plan play areas and welcoming environment encourage children develop their sense of curiosity. Jo participated in the nursery’s outdoor activities and saw first hand the positive impact of outdoor learning on young children.

Jo also heard about Kelvinside Academy’s School of Innovation, the first of its kind in the UK, which will open in September. Through its partnerships with world-leading education pioneers, the innovation centre aims to push the boundaries of traditional learning.

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Jo visits Deafblind Scotland centre in Lenzie

Jo Swinson MP recently visited Deafblind Scotland’s headquarters in Lenzie to meet with the charity’s new Chief Executive, Isabella Goldie.

The centre, which has been open since 2017, provides support to Scotland’s deafblind community through various social events and skills development courses, as well as training Guide/Communicators.

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Jo and Willie visit Bearsden Men's Shed

Local MP Jo Swinson took Scottish Liberal Democrat leader, Willie Rennie, to visit the Men’s Shed in Bearsden during Mental Health Awareness Week.

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Jo calls for more support for families of children with ASN

Jo recently marked Mental Health Awareness Week meeting DIFFERabled, an organisation bringing parents of children with additional support needs together.

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