May 26, 2020

Extra financial support will be given to social care workers in Scotland during the Coronavirus emergency, Health Secretary Jeane Freeman MSP announced.

More than 85% of care workers in Scotland work for private companies or charitable providers of care, who are responsible for their own employees. However, the 

Scottish Government has stepped in...

March 13, 2020

A national programme has been launched by the SNP Government to help parents and carers support their children’s learning and development.

Family Learning Scotland will back families who stand to benefit most by helping parents learn about childhood development and how to support their child’s learning.

The £500,000 scheme will be available in, or...

February 21, 2020

Cunninghame Housing Association (CHA) has announced that its Lemon Aid fuel poverty teams secured £648,168 worth of financial savings and debt reduction for North Ayrshire residents in the year 2018/19. 

The teams secured more than £1.8 million in financial savings across North Ayrshire, East Ayrshire and Dumfries & Gallo...

February 13, 2020

Since the SNP Government established CashBack for Communities in 2008, projects across North Ayrshire for young people have been supported by over £2.5 million through the programme.

CashBack for Communities takes funds recovered through the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 and invests them into community programmes, facilities and activities largely,...

February 11, 2020

Following an inspired SNP campaign, tens of thousands of businesses across Scotland will continue to benefit from vital rates relief put in place by the SNP Government.

Reliefs would have been lost following a Green amendment, supported by the Tories and Labour which devolved non-domestic rates to Councils, a move that meant relief abolition.


October 23, 2019

Unjustifiably, many women suffering from domestic abuse end up fleeing their homes. While the abusive partner keeps the house, any survivor who is not financially independent – often with children – may lose everything. She is rewarded with her safety alone. It can be incredibly difficult to start a new life and domestic abuse is a major cause o...

October 18, 2019

According to the latest figures published by the Scottish Funding Council, 95.9% of students graduating from Ayrshire College went on to a positive leaving destination in 2017/18, up from 94.7% in the previous year. 


Of Ayrshire College leavers, 51.0% headed straight into work, higher than the national average of 4...

October 3, 2019

Coastal communities in North Ayrshire will benefit from £88,162 of revenue generated from the Scottish Crown Estate’s marine assets in its first year of devolved management.

The allocation is a share of over £7.5 million being allocated across Scotland, consisting of £7,196,492 in revenues and £303,508 through the Coastal Communities Fund (CCF).


September 23, 2019

The last sea-going paddle steamer in the world will receive £1 million of SNP Government funding to help it sail again, Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop MSP has announced.

This brings the total raised to £1.9 million out of the £2.3 million required to carry out the necessary renovations.

The Waverley Paddle Steamer has transported millions of passe...

September 11, 2019

Tourism Secretary Fiona Hyslop MSP has announced that the SNP Government is allocating another £400,000 to the Coig tourism project.

This follows the £300,000 investment it made earlier this year, adding up to a total investment of £0.7 million since 2018 for routes giving visitors the chance to enjoy the area’s islands, coastal landscapes, harbo...

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