MSP Gil Paterson praises Auchentoshan Distillery for hand sanitiser donation to East Dunbartonshire group
A distillery’s good work in helping prevent the spread of the coronavirus in East Dunbartonshire has been welcomed by MSP Gil Paterson.
Auchentoshan Distillery has supplied litres of hand sanitiser to East Dunbartonshire Voluntary Action, which coordinates more than 1,000 volunteers in the area.
The supplies have gone directly to those helping run vital community organisations across East Dunbartonshire – such as shopping and delivering food to the elderly.
The Clydebank-based distillery has received parliamentary praise for changing its production to include hand sanitiser to provide to care homes, hospices, community groups and more on the ‘front line’ of tackling the pandemic.
Mr Paterson’s office assisted in facilitating the donation from the distillery to EDVA.
The MSP for Clydebank and Milngavie said: “Organisations like EDVA are vital to keep communities together during this pandemic crisis – and I am very grateful for Auchentoshan Distillery for providing the goods free of charge. It will help combat the virus and allow volunteers to feel safe as they discharge their important duties across the constituency and beyond. We all owe Auchentoshan Distillery a debt of gratitude for assisting these community organisations.”
Alex Meikle from EDVA said: “Thanks to Gil for helping to facilitate the supply of hand sanitizer from the Distillery which we distributed to local organisations, community groups and volunteers. And thank you to Auchentoshan Distillery - this is an invaluable assistance and support to people providing essential services such as the delivery of food and prescriptions to isolated and vulnerable people or maintaining important front-line services.”
MSP Gil Paterson is urging constituents to report bikers causing chaos on roads with off-road
motorbikes to the police.
They are putting their own and members of the public’s lives at risk with the hazardous stunts and
racing around streets.
Police are relying on more members of the public calling 101 to report incidents, the
identities of the bikers and where they keep their bikes.
Mr Paterson, MSP for Clydebank and Milngavie, said:
“I have been in touch with constituents and the police over the matter of dirt bikers causing chaos
on the streets in Faifley and beyond, and I am seeking to highlight this to the public to help catch
“It is only a matter of time before an innocent member of the public or the bikers themselves are
killed in a horrific accident by their dangerous driving in the streets.
“Not only do they pose a risk to life, but they are causing havoc against residents who have to
endure the noise and disorder this driving causes.
“While I am glad to be aware of the problems, the first port of call should be the police – not housing associations, councillors or parliamentary offices, which has often been the case.”