Patrick Grady

Nicola Sturgeon was in Firhill today to officially open the new office of Patrick Grady, SNP MP for Glasgow North.

Scotland's First Minister cut the ribbon on the Glasgow North constituency office in front of a crowd of local residents, charities and supporters.

The office is situated next door to Partick Thistle FC and serves the residents of the Glasgow North constituency, which stretches from Summerston to Hillhead, and from Woodlands to Maryhill.

Speaking after the ribbon cutting ceremony, Patrick Grady said: "I'm delighted that Nicola could come along today to help us open our new office. We've been open for constituents for the last few months but are grateful to the First Minister for making it official.

During the campaign I pledged to be an open and accessible MP and have been working hard for the people of Glasgow North since the day of the election. The office is fully-staffed and I hope it will become a focal point for the local community. I will also continue to hold regular surgeries across the constituency.

During her visit the First Minister viewed the work of local artist Christopher Stephens of Nautilus Inkworks, whose range of original streetwear is displayed in the constituency office as part of a 'Local Artists Project'. She also enjoyed the art work of Andy Peutherer and Michelle Campbell who use a mix of street art and graphic design techniques to portray both rural and urban landscapes.

Describing the Local Artists Project, Patrick Grady said: "It is about using my local office to showcase some of the best local talent which will hopefully be of interest to visiting constituents, and of course any passer-by is welcome to drop in as well. Christopher's, Michelle's and Andy's work have been very well-received and I hope to be able to promote many other local artists in the coming months. Any other local artist that wants to get involved in the project should get in touch at the office."

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