James Kelly MSP
Sadly, the news has been dominated by the latest terrorist atrocity with the attacks on London Bridge and Borough Market.
This has been appalling and my thoughts are with all those seriously affected by this incident.
I want to pay tribute to the emergency services for their quick response and the work they have done to help deal with the incident.
The speed with which they responded and the bravery they showed in the face of such adversity is to be greatly admired.
It is absolutely clear we must not let the terrorists succeed and it is important that we stand firm against these atrocious acts of violence.
Once again I really enjoyed Landemer day on Saturday.
It was great to see so many local people and groups coming out despite the rain showers.
I want to pay tribute to the local Landemer committee, including Jim Nixon, Ian and Jane Duncan and Gail Fulton, for the hard work they have put into organising this event.
Every year we turn up on the Main street and witness the magnificent Landemer Day setup before us.
We do not appreciate how much preparation goes into it and are really lucky in this area to have such a great day out.
It is all down to the hard work of the committee.
They created a great day for the Landemer Queen Abbey McDonald and her family.
It is also welcoming to see the local community coming together strongly.
Thursday sees the general election and the end of campaigning.
I want to make a final appeal for people to vote in this election, whatever your political views.
I feel very strongly that politics matters; the people you elect will affect how the country is run, the impact on our public services, our economy and the jobs that are created.
It has a real impact on people’s lives.
Whatever your political view is, on Thursday please get out and make sure your vote counts. The polls open at 7am and close at 10pm.