It has been another pretty intense week. My posting has not been as frequent as I would have liked. Sometimes it is difficult to decide what to post about out of so many issues going on at once.
This afternoon I took part in the launch of the next phase of the No Knives Better Lives anti knife crime campaign.
The No Knives campaign was trialled in Inverclyde with great results and we have rolled it out in the North of the city. Today it was extended to the Gorgie, Sighthill and Wester Hailes areas.
We do not have huge problems with knife crime in Edinburgh but it is still to prevalent.
My message was that carrying a knife makes you more likely to be a victim and can land you a prison sentence.
This morning I spoke at the AGM of the Lothian Autistic Society.
As a parent of children with ASD it was interesting meeting so many in the same boat as me and swapping our shared experiences. They had often struggled with issues relating to schooling and had the same concerns about transition from school to adult life.
The general feeling was that Edinburgh Council do a good job in this area but it is still room for improvement.
On Tuesday the superb Drumbrae Library Hub finally opened to the public. We will have an official opening in a couple of weeks but on day one 1300 people visited.
All involved in this fantastic project are to be congratulated. I am so proud that the Lib Dems in power in Edinburgh have delivered on this much sought after local facility.