Local News

Farms Still Without CAP Payments

 

This week it was revealed that 13 farms in the West Scotland Region are still yet to receive their CAP payments from 2017.

'Michelle's Law'

Jamie Greene MSP has backed a new campaign to help protect victims of crime and their families. The campaign calls for new legislation, dubbed ‘Michelle’s Law’ in reference to Michelle Stewart, who was murdered in Ayrshire in 2009.

Jamie Writes to Justice Secretary

Jamie Greene MSP has today written to Cabinet Secretary for Justice, Humza Yousaf, asking for details on what action the Scottish Government is taking to protect emergency service workers in North Ayrshire.

March Against Island Voting Reforms

West Scotland MSP Jamie Greene this week criticised the action of Kenny Gibson, MSP for Cunninghame North, for leading the march against crucial reforms that would have allowed Arran to become its own electoral ward with two councillors specifically representing the island community.

Calls for Active Travel in West Scotland

On the weekend, local MSP Jamie Greene took part in the ‘Pedal on Parliament’ event in Edinburgh, where the public and MSPs from across the political spectrum took part in a bicycle ride in order to promote the benefits of cycling.

Council Tax Increases

The SNP have announced further rises in council tax for the 2018-2019 tax year. This follows on from changes to income taxes which have raised many of the tax brackets already.

Scottish Economy Continues to Struggle

New growth figures have confirmed Scotland’s economy performed less than half as well as the UK’s over the whole of 2017.

According to Gross Domestic Product (GDP) statistics, growth for Scotland was 0.3 per cent in the final quarter of last year.

Ayrshire Growth Deal

The Scottish Conservative and Unionist Councillor Group on North Ayrshire Council have welcomed the announcement by Prime Minister Theresa May on her recent visit to Ayrshire that the UK Government was prepared to support the proposed Ayrshire Growth Deal.