The man behind a satirical website which is helping to put Neilston on the map has been praised at the UK Parliament.

Stewart McKenzie raked in £1,200 for good causes through sales of a tongue-in-cheek calendar inspired by his Neilston News website, which pokes light-hearted fun at the village and Barrhead.

Half of the proceeds have been donated to the Neilston Development Trust, to be used for the benefit of the village, with the other half being handed to youth football team the Neilston Wasps.

Now Stewart has received parliamentary plaudits for his efforts, with East Renfrewshire MP Paul Masterton lodging an Early Day Motion in the House of Commons.

Early Day Motions (EDMs) allow MPs to raise awareness of an organisation or worthy cause.

The EDM lodged by Mr Masterton notes the success of the Neilston News calendar and “wishes Stewart, the Trust and the Neilston Wasps every success for the coming year.”

Mr Masterton told the Barrhead News: “It was a pleasure to be able to put in an Early Day Motion for Stewart.

“He has done an amazing job in raising money for the local community, although I am not holding out hope for a slowdown in the amount of his posts directed at me!”