January 23, 2020

On 23 January Kenneth co-hosted a reception for Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust in the Scottish Parliament, together with Monica Lennon MSP.

Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust is the UK’s leading cervical cancer charity and celebrates its 20th anniversary this year.

The trust works to raise awareness of cervical cancer, which killed 80 Scottish women in 2...

January 22, 2020

On Tuesday, Kenneth joined the emergency services, third sector, councillors, drug experienced recovery development workers and others who are dedicated to reducing drug deaths, of which there were 38 confirmed in North Ayrshire in 2018.

Chaired by Paul Main, Chair of North Ayrshire Alcohol and Drug Partnership, speakers included Catriona Matheso...

January 22, 2020

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon MSP has launched a £6 million Low Carbon Challenge Fund to support Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) to grasp opportunities around climate change.

The Scottish Enterprise administered fund will be open to public, third sector and academic institutions working to create opportunities to advance the low carbon...

January 20, 2020

EU citizens living and working in Scotland make an invaluable contribution to our society, culture and economy, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon MSP said today.

At an event in Edinburgh to celebrate the positive impact of EU citizens, the First Minister announced additional funding for the Stay in Scotland campaign. The campaign has so far awarded...

January 19, 2020

A series of recommendations aimed at improving primary healthcare for remote, rural and island communities have been welcomed by Health Secretary Jeane Freeman MSP.

The recommendations, which include developing a National Centre for Remote, Rural and Island Care and reaffirming commitments to maintaining GP income, are made in a report by the Rem...

January 17, 2020

Today Kenneth met with Connor and Eilidh of Advice Direct Scotland, to discuss how to protect people against scams.

Common scams include bogus callers offering services such as maintenance work in a bid to gain access to properties, online marketplace traders selling fake goods and false emails claiming to be from companies including Amazon, bank...

January 17, 2020

At FMQs on 16 January, Kenneth asked about the impact of trans women in female-only prisons.

To view the exchange, click on the video.

January 17, 2020

The SNP Government has reaffirmed its support for maintaining the Uniform Business Rate in response to a letter from 27 organisations that represent the Scottish business community – in stark contrast to the Greens, Tories and Labour who voted to abolish it.

In response, Minister for Public Finance and Digital Economy Kate Forbes MSP echoed conce...

January 16, 2020

Housing, regeneration, industrial and commercial developments are being supported by the investment of £100 million through the SNP Government’s Building Scotland Fund (BSF).

The fund, backed by £150 million in total, was established as a precursor to the Scottish National Investment Bank and has the same values, principles and ambitions.

Economy...

January 15, 2020

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon MSP has criticised the Prime Minister’s refusal to grant the transfer of power to the Scottish Parliament which would allow an independence referendum to be held this year.

Commenting on the predictable response from Mr Johnson to the SNP Government’s democratic mandate, which would offer the people of Scotland a ch...

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