Earlier this month I had the pleasure of meeting Andrew Self from the Payment Systems Regulator. We met at the BankHub in Cambuslang to discuss the Regulator’s work ensuring payment systems are fit for purpose, both for consumers and businesses. We also talked about the importance of community access to cash. You can read more […]
I’m backing FareShare’s #FoodOnPlates campaign, calling on the UK government to get fresh, nutritious unsold food onto the plates of those who need it. FareShare is the UK’s largest food charity, taking good quality, unsold food from the food industry and redistributing it to almost 11,000 charities and community groups supporting vulnerable families. You can […]
This week is Scottish #ScamWatch Week, running from Monday 30 August to Sunday 5 September. Scams have an impact on Scottish consumers every day, often costing thousands of pounds. Most of us will be the target of a scammer at some point. During Scottish ScamWatch Week, Advice Direct Scotland will be shining a light on the […]
On Friday I was delighted to have the opportunity to visit the David Livingstone Birthplace Museum in Blantyre to see their newly refurbished grounds. The centre is the only independent museum in Scotland dedicated to David Livingstone and examining his work within the difficult and complex realities of colonialism at the time. It was lovely […]
I am calling on school pupils in Rutherglen & Hamilton West to enter this competition to win a chance to digitally deliver a speech at COP26 and win prizes for their school. Tackling climate change is one of the biggest challenges facing not only our generation, but future ones too. The transition to clean energy […]
This week I was delighted to spend some time at the beautiful Community Orchard and Serenity Garden in Blantyre. The orchard is a community-led project, with design, upkeep and maintenance provided by volunteers to preserve the green space and local wildlife.