Because of the Coronavirus/Covid-19 outbreak and in line with official advice, my office has been closed to the public since 17 March until further notice.

Please be assured that my team and I continue to assist constituents, are available to help as best we can, and can be contacted as normal by:

Phone on: 0131 600 0134

Email at:

As we all continue to abide by Scottish Government’s guidance, during the Covid-19 pandemic, my office remains physically closed to the public until further notice. My weekly face-to-face surgeries are also still unfortunately unable to take place.

I appreciate your cooperation and hope to return to normal service as soon as possible.

Mainland Scotland and some islands are in lockdown level 4 restrictions with guidance to stay at home, except for essential purposes. These restrictions will remain in place until at least mid-February.

If you do have to go out for an essential purpose, please remember:

  • Face coverings in enclosed spaces
  • Avoid crowded places
  • Clean hands and surfaces regularly
  • Two metre distancing; and
  • Self-isolate and book a test if you have symptoms.

Below are some helpful links that have information relating to the Covid-19. As you are aware, the situation is constantly changing so please keep checking the information as it is updated on the websites.


Health Advice from NHS Inform

National Number for Vulnerable People or People in Need of Further Support: 0800 111 4000

Care Homes Urgent PPE Enquiries

Call: 0300 303 3020 between 8am-8pm, 7 days per week


PLEASE NOTE: when calling the helpline to request PPE kit, you will be required to provide your Care Inspectorate Registration Number.

NHS Workers PPE Enquiries:

Edinburgh Council contact details for vulnerable people or people who need more support:

By Phone: 0131 200 2306

By Email:

Scottish Government:


Covid-19/Coronavirus Information


Scot Gov Advice for Businesses

Business Gateway Advice

Scottish Enterprise Advice

Edinburgh Council Business Advice

Creative Sector:

Creative Scotland Funding

Council Tax:

CAS Advice on Council Tax Reduction Scheme

Domestic Abuse:

Scotland’s National Domestic Abuse and Forced Marriage Helpline

Rape Crisis Covid-19 Textline and Helpline

Scottish Women’s Rights Centre


Guidance for Parents and Families-Parents Club

Advice for Young People

Edinburgh Council:

Coronavirus/Covid-19 Information


Shelter Advice Page


Money Advice Service on Mortgage Holidays

Nurses and Midwives:

RCN Guidance


UK Government MOT Advice

Older people:

Age Scotland Advice


HMRC Helpline for Self-employed People and Businesses

Social Security:

Universal Credit Advice on Social Security for Those with Covid-19

Entitledto Advice


International Advice FCO

Third Sector:

SCVO Advice


Ready Scotland National Volunteer Scheme

General Volunteering

Returning Health and Social Care Workers

Volunteer Edinburgh

NHS Lothians


Protecting Workers During Coronavirus Outbreak

General Guidance for Safer Workplaces

Guidance for Working From Home


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