Guest Speakers

As a way of connecting with the community, we invite along guest speakers at our monthly meetings.

The subjects will vary but will always be something based on making our community better, or providing political education.


We are now looking for a guest speaker for our January meeting. If you would like to be, or nominate someone to be, a guest speaker at one of our monthly meetings, please click the button and fill in the form.

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Why Join Us?


Viewpark and Tannochside SNP group are a sub-group of Uddingston and Bellshill Constituency Branch and are made up of members from ward 13, Thorniewood which stretches from McDonald's at Bellziehill to the bottom of the BIG S, up to Birkenshaw and all the way down to the roundabout at Bellshill Fire Station,


We in Viewpark and Tannochside are used to being ruled by Labour for too long. Since the referendum in 2014, membership has grown from a handful to over 200 (correct at September 2015) and are still growing. We were successful in the latest by election and the residents of VP & T elected Steven Bonnar to be their councillor and since being in office he has enjoyed very busy surgeries, showing that there is a need for SNP help in our area.


We were instrumental in starting up the Viewpark and Tannochside Benevolent Fund and hold regular community improvement events such as litter picking in Douglas Glen and are always looking for ways to better our community and making it a better place to live, work and play. You can see a list of our ideas in the menu above.



We are always actively looking for new members. The SNP have always been on the side of youth and that is why we fought to change the voting age in Scottish elections to 16. We believe young people deserve a far louder voice and a greater say in what happens to the future of Scotland. The SNP has a youth wing, Young Scots for Independence and they come from communities like ours. (Find our more at 

Our Elected Officials


Councillor Steven BonnarSteven Bonnar was elected to stand as SNP councillor in North Lanarkshire Council for Thorniewood Ward in a by election on Thursday 9th of July 2015.

Steven is a local lad, born and raised in Viewpark and remains there to this day. Since being elected, he continues to work tirelessly for his constituents, regardless of political affiliation and has quickly made a name for himself as someone who gets work done.

If you would like to contact Cllr. Bonnar, please click on his picture above and you will be taken to his profile page on the North Lanarkshire Council website.

Alternatively, you can email him on or call him on 01698 302621 or 07939 280021

Phil Boswell MPPhilip Boswell was born and raised in Coatbridge and is married with three children. His work as a quantity surveyor and contracts engineer in the oil industry has given him a clear perspective on how Scotland is performing compared to other oil rich countries. He believes that Westminster is not serving the best interests of either Scotland or Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill.

If you would like to contact Phil Boswell MP, please click on his picture above and you will be taken to his government profile.

Alternatively, you can email him at or call him on 01236 434565 or at his Westminster office on 020 7219 8059

Richard Lyle MSPRichard joined the SNP in 1966, and was elected as a councillor for Motherwell District in a by election in October 1976, and was re-elected at each local government election till 2012 when he had to stand down since being elected as an MSP in 2011.

Richard was SNP Group Leader in Motherwell District and North Lanarkshire from 1976 till 2011 and was SNP Group Leader in Cosla from 2007 till 2009.

If you would like to contact Richard Lyle MSP, click on his picture above and you will be taken to his profile page on the Scottish Parliament website. Alternatively, you can contact him via email at or by phone on 01698 337541 or at his Scottish Parliamentary office on 0131 348 6394

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Ideas List

  • Aldi / Lidl
  • Hardship Resilience Fund
  • Community Run Play Area
  • New Bus Routes
  • Wild Flower Meadows
  • Bellshill Football Academy
  • Viewpark Glen / Douglas Support
  • Fallside Nature Reserve

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