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Published date : 14 Dec 2017

BUDGET PROTECTS PUBLIC SERVICES

PAY RISE FOR PUBLIC SECTOR WORKERS – AND LOWER TAXES FOR MANY

The Scottish Government’s budget protects low and middle-income earners and delivers for public services and hardworking public-sector workers, MSP for Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley Jeane Freeman has said – after Finance Secretary Derek...

Economy
 
Published date : 12 Dec 2017

JEANE FREEMAN MSP ENCOURAGES PARENTS IN TO MAKE USE OF FREE FLU VACCINE

Jeane Freeman MSP is encouraging all parents and guardians of 2-5 year olds in Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley to take advantage of the free flu vaccine before Christmas.

In a bid to keep children virus-free this...

Health
 
Published date : 04 Dec 2017

First Minister comments on latest negotiations.

Commenting on the Brexit negotiations on the issue of the Irish border, First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon said:

“Despite the fact that no deal on the Irish border issue has been reached today, and while full details of any such deal are still to...

European Union
 
Published date : 28 Nov 2017

RECORD NUMBER OF SCOTS AT UNI

BREXIT BLAMED FOR FALL IN EU STUDENTS

The latest UCAS figures reveal that a record number of Scots were accepted to UK universities in 2017 and Scottish universities opened their doors to record numbers of new students.

While all other UK countries saw a decrease...

Education, European Union
 
Published date : 28 Nov 2017

Jeane Freeman MSP calls on entrepreneurs to enter chance to be crowned Scotland’s leading small business

Entrepreneurs and businesses in Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley are being urged to enter the search for Scotland’s startup Business of the Year.

Virgin Startup10: Scotland is open to startup businesses and entrepreneurs, the...

Business
 
Published date : 28 Nov 2017

JEANE FREEMAN MSP WELCOMES SUPREME COURT MINIMUM PRICE RULING

POLICY WILL HELP IMPROVE SCOTLAND’S RELATIONSHIP WITH ALCOHOL

Jeane Freeman, MSP for Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley has welcomed the UK Supreme Court’s ruling that the Scottish Government’s minimum unit pricing policy is legal, allowing the legislation to proceed as part...

Health
 
Published date : 28 Nov 2017

MSP CONGRATULATES THREE LOCAL GROUPS ON THEIR SUCCESSFUL LOTTERY FUNDING

Jeane Freeman, constituency MSP for Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley has congratulated Catrine Community Trust, Girvan Christmas Street Party and CREATE on their successful applications for National Lottery Funding. 

Catrine Community Trust will deliver a range of community activities based...

Charity
 
Published date : 27 Nov 2017

Local Constituency MSP for Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley, Jeane Freeman has today called on people in the area to back Small Business Saturday this weekend (2nd December) and support local businesses.

Small Business Saturday UK is a grassroots, non-commercial campaign, which highlights small business success and encourages consumers...

Business
 
Published date : 13 Nov 2017

'About Your Benefits and You’ results published.

A survey of those with direct experience of the benefit system has shown that three out of five respondents rate the current UK welfare system as ‘poor’ or ‘very poor’.

The ‘About Your Benefits and You’ survey sought the views of social...

Social Security
 
Published date : 08 Nov 2017

Jeane Freeman MSP backs musicians in Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley to get the best possible deal from Brexit 

Musicians are very concerned that the Brexit process may lead to the introduction of individual member state work permits and/or visas for British musicians touring and working across Europe. 

Most professional...

European Union
 
Published date : 08 Nov 2017

JEANE FREEMAN MSP URGES HOUSEHOLDS TO ‘KEEP A STEP AHEAD OF WINTER’

Jeane Freeman MSP is urging her constituents throughout Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley to keep a step ahead of winter. Jeane picked up her Scottish Gas pack for Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley which holds practical steps...

Energy
 
Published date : 08 Nov 2017

SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT TAKES THE LEAD ON INCOME TAX DISCUSSION

TAX MUST “PROTECT LOW EARNERS, BE PROGRESSIVE AND PROPORTIONATE”

MSP for Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley, Jeane Freeman has welcomed the publication of a discussion paper on the role of income tax in Scotland and praised the Scottish Government for taking...

Tax
 
Published date : 04 Nov 2017
 

COMPANIES GAINING FROM BUSINESS BONUS

SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT SCHEME SUPPORTS THOUSANDS OF BUSINESSES WITH RATES RELIEF

The Scottish Government’s Small Business Bonus scheme has helped to support 1,909 of businesses in East Ayrshire this year and 2,385 businesses in South Ayrshire this year – with the new...

Tax, Economy
 
Published date : 31 Oct 2017

MSP CONGRATULATES Z1 GIRLS GROUP ON THEIR SUCCESSFUL LOTTERY FUNDING

Jeane Freeman, constituency MSP for Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley has congratulated Z1 Girls Group on their successful applications for National Lottery Funding. 

Z1 Girls Group  provides opportunities for young women living in Girvan and 7 South Carrick villages to...

Charity
 
Published date : 30 Oct 2017

CARRICK, CUMNOCK AND DOON VALLEY FACES HARD BREXIT HAMMERING
 
UK GOVT MUST NOW PUBLISH OWN REPORT ON EU NO DEAL
 
The risks of Scotland crashing out of the EU without the UK government securing a deal have been revealed in a damning report by the London...

Council (East Ayrshire), Council (South Ayrshire), European Union
 
Published date : 30 Oct 2017

New report highlights impact on disabled people.

Around 30,000 people in Scotland could lose entitlement to disability benefits, once the full rollout of the UK Government’s Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is complete.

A new report ‘Impact of UK Welfare Policy on Disabled People’ examines the consequences of recent UK Government...

Social Security
 
Published date : 16 Oct 2017

STATEMENT BY SCOTLAND TRANSERV

Scotland TranServ, on behalf of Transport Scotland will begin repair works on the A77 Marchburn landslip north of Cairnryan on the 30thOctober.

In order to establish the working site and install supportive piling, it will be necessary to completely close the A77 between Stranraer and...

Transport
 
Published date : 15 Oct 2017

BREXIT BOMBSHELL: FARMERS INCOMES COULD CUT IN HALF AFTER NO DEAL

Farmers in Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley could see their incomes could cut in half after Brexit, a report by the Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board has warned.

The staggering new research warns that a No Deal Brexit, as...

European Union, Farming
 
Published date : 14 Oct 2017

MSP CONGRATULATES ABERLOUR CHILD CARE TRUST ON THEIR SUCCESSFUL LOTTERY FUNDING

Jeane Freeman, constituency MSP for Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley has congratulated Aberlour Child Care Trust on their successful applications and subsequent National Lottery Funding. 

Aberlour Child Care Trust delivers activities to families where one or both parents have a...

Charity
 
Published date : 05 Oct 2017

SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT WRITES TO RBS FOLLOWING REPRESENTATION FROM LOCAL MSP

Keith Brown MSP, Cabinet Secretary for the Economy, Jobs and Fair Work is contacting the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) to add his voice to calls that they make mobile banking accessible to every customer.

The move comes after Jeane...

Economy
 
Published date : 03 Oct 2017

SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT SAYS NO TO FRACKING

Consultation shows overwhelming public support for ban.

The Scottish Government has announced that it will not support the development of Unconventional Oil and Gas in Scotland, meaning there is an effective ban on fracking in Scotland.

Minister for Business, Innovation and Energy, Paul Wheelhouse...

Environment
 
Published date : 28 Sep 2017

JEANE IS IN THE PINK FOR BREAST CANCER NOW

Jeane Freeman MSP for Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley donned some bright pink headgear and glasses at the Scottish Parliament to encourage constituents to take part in the UK’s biggest, brightest and pinkest fundraiser, ‘Wear it Pink’, on Friday 20th...

Charity
 
Published date : 28 Sep 2017

MSP CONGRATULATES THREE LOCAL GROUPS ON THEIR SUCCESSFUL LOTTERY FUNDING

Jeane Freeman, constituency MSP for Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley has congratulated Doon Academy; South Ayrshire School Clothing Bank and Patna & Doon Valley Golf & Social Club on their successful applications and subsequent Big Lottery Fund Awards for All grants. 

Doon Academy will use...

Other
 
Published date : 27 Sep 2017

FREE MOVEMENT OF PEOPLE VITAL TO THE ECONOMY

Business leaders discuss effects of migration.

Minister for UK Negotiations on Scotland's Place in Europe Michael Russell and Minister for Europe Alasdair Allan were joined in London by a range of business leaders to discuss the possible damaging effect of Brexit on...

Economy
 
Published date : 15 Sep 2017

Scotland TranServ, on behalf of Transport Scotland will begin reinstatement works on the A77 Marchburn landslip north of Cairnryan.

In order to establish the working site and install supportive piling, it will be necessary to completely close this section of the A77 for the duration of the...

Transport
 
Published date : 14 Sep 2017

CALL FOR BUS USERS IN CARRICK, CUMNOCK AND DOON VALLEY TO GIVE THEIR VIEWS ON BUS SERVICES AND SMART TICKETING

MSP Jeane Freeman has encouraged bus users across Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley to get involved in two new public consultations that will help shape the future of bus...

Transport
 
Published date : 13 Sep 2017

RATES BOOST FOR LOCAL JOBS AND BUSINESSES

NURSERIES, SMALL BUSINESS AND HOSPITALITY ALL SET TO BENEFIT

The Government's proposals for supporting Scotland’s local economy have been announced following the Barclay Review – with plans to support nurseries, the hospitality sector, small businesses and the introduction of a new Business Growth Accelerator.

The...

Business
 
Published date : 12 Sep 2017

SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT TAKING ACTION TO BLOCK NUISANCE CALLS IN CARRICK, CUMNOCK AND DOON VALLEY

NEW £50,000 CALL-BLOCKING TECH FUND WELCOMED BY JEANE FREEMAN MSP

A new £50,000 fund that will install call-blocking technology for those most at risk from nuisance calls across Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley has been welcomed...

Business, Other
 
Published date : 07 Sep 2017

NEWS RELEASE BY SCOTLAND TRANSERV

A77 Resurfacing Completed Ahead of Schedule

Scotland TranServ, working on behalf of Transport Scotland has completed the resurfacing of the A77 North of the Stena Terminal ahead of schedule.

Work, that was due for completion at 6am on Friday morning (8th September), has now...

Transport
 
Published date : 05 Sep 2017

MSP URGES CARRICK, CUMNOCK AND DOON VALLEY EMPLOYERS TO SIGN UP TO LIVING WAGE

MSP Jeane Freeman has urged businesses in Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley to sign up to the Scottish Living Wage – as the number of accredited Living Wage employers in Scotland hits 900.

The Scottish Living...

Economy
 
Published date : 31 Aug 2017

First Minister announces extra £45 million to support growth and innovation.

The First Minister has set out key actions the Scottish Government will take to boost growth, create jobs and seize the economic opportunities of the future.

Outlining her vision to see Scotland design and produce the products of the...

Economy
 
Published date : 30 Aug 2017

£5.3 million for Ayrshire

Funding for The HALO regeneration project on former Diageo site.

The Scottish Government is to invest £5.3 million to turn a former Kilmarnock bottling plant into a low carbon development, which will include hundreds of affordable homes.

Around £3.5 million will be invested in the former Johnnie...

Council (East Ayrshire), Economy
 
Published date : 25 Jul 2017

NHS AYRSHIRE AND ARRAN HITS FOUR HOUR A&E TARGET
 
The most recent data for NHS Scotland reveals that 97.5% of patients in NHS Ayrshire and Arran’s emergency departments were seen, admitted or discharged within four hours – beating the 95% target.

Scottish hospitals have now had the best...

Health
 
Published date : 25 Jul 2017

SCHOOLS IN EAST AYRSHIRE GET FUNDING BOOST

Schools in East Ayrshire will receive £2,760,659 in 2017/18 to help close the poverty-related attainment gap, the Scottish Government announced this week.

More than £45 million of dedicated funding will be provided to primary and secondary schools across Scotland in 2017/18 to help pupils...

Council (East Ayrshire), Education
 
Published date : 05 Jul 2017

JEANE FREEMAN MSP CHALLENGES RBS TO BE MORE ACCESSIBLE

Jeane Freeman MSP has again challenged Royal Bank of Scotland to improve the accessibility of their van based mobile bank fleet after East Ayrshire’s Leisure Trust unveiled two new fully wheelchair accessible van based mobile libraries earlier this month.

Following the...

Business
 
Published date : 04 Jul 2017

SNP SCRAPS PAY CAP FOR NURSES AND TEACHERS IN AYRSHIRE

TORIES MUST DELIVER ON PUBLIC SECTOR PAY

SNP MSP Jeane Freeman is calling on the UK Government to stop flip-flopping on public sector pay and endorse the SNP’s policy to end the pay cap.

Finance Secretary Derek Mackay told the Scottish Parliament last...

Education, Health
 
Published date : 29 Jun 2017

MSP SUPPORTS SCAMS AWARENESS MONTH

Jeane Freeman, MSP for Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley is supporting Scams Awareness Month which runs throughout July and encourages people to report and talk about scams.

Scams Awareness Month is a unique collaboration between Citizens Advice Scotland, Scottish Citizens Advice Bureau, Trading Standards and...

Charity
 
Published date : 27 Jun 2017

JEANE FREEMAN MSP ANNOUNCES TRANSPORT MINISTER VISIT TO LOOK AT A77 ISSUES

At the second meeting of the A77 Roundtable group, convened by Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley MSP Jeane Freeman, an important next step towards winning support for the longer term upgrade of this major trunk road was...

Transport
 
Published date : 22 Jun 2017

JEANE FREEMAN MSP TO MEET WITH STAGECOACH

Jeane Freeman, MSP for Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley will meet the Managing Director of Stagecoach West Scotland, Tom Bridge, next Friday afternoon, 30th June.

Ms Freeman sought the meeting on behalf of her constituents following Stagecoach’s announcement on major changes to their...

Transport
 
Published date : 22 Jun 2017

MSP WELCOMES FUNDING FOR AYRSHIRE ROADS ALLIANCE

Jeane Freeman, MSP for Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley has welcomed the news that Ayrshire Roads Alliance are to receive £770k for four public roads projects. Fergus Ewing, Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy and Connectivity, announced that communities across Scotland are to...

Transport
 
Published date : 21 Jun 2017

LANDMARK LEGISLATION PUBLISHED

Historic legislation to establish Scotland’s first social security system has been introduced to the Scottish Parliament.

The Social Security (Scotland) Bill will give the Scottish Government the powers to deliver eleven benefits devolved as part of the Scotland Act 2016.

It also provides powers to top up reserved...

Social Security
 
Published date : 21 Jun 2017

MSP URGES EXPECTANT MOTHERS IN CARRICK, CUMNOCK AND DOON VALLEY TO SIGN UP FOR BABY BOX

SNP MSP Jeane Freeman is encouraging all expectant mothers in Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley, whose babies are due on or after 15 August 2017, to register for a baby box at their...

Health
 
Published date : 21 Jun 2017

SCOTTISH HOSPITALS HIT FOUR HOUR A&E TARGET

Jeane Freeman MSP for Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley has praised hard-working NHS staff after hospitals in Ayrshire and Arran outperformed the 4-hour A&E waiting time target.

Hospitals in NHS Ayrshire and Arran out-performed the national figure of 95% with 97.2% of patients...

Health
 
Published date : 15 Jun 2017

£34.8 million allocated to East Ayrshire Council over next three years.

More than £34 million is being allocated to East Ayrshire Council in a major Scottish Government commitment to stimulate investment in affordable housing.

For the first time, details have been confirmed of each local authority’s full funding allocation for...

Council (East Ayrshire), Housing and Planning
 
Published date : 15 Jun 2017

£35 million allocated to South Ayrshire Council over next three years

More than £35 million is being allocated to South Ayrshire Council in a major Scottish Government commitment to stimulate investment in affordable housing.

For the first time, details have been confirmed of each local authority’s full funding allocation for...

Council (South Ayrshire), Housing and Planning
 
Published date : 25 May 2017

JEANE FREEMAN TAKES THE WASPI PLEDGE

Jeane Freeman, MSP for Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley, has signed a pledge to continue to work in Parliament to find a solution for the women affected by the Tory Government’s changes to women’s retirement age.   The Ayrshire Women Against State...

Social Security
 
Published date : 17 May 2017

It's that time of year again, as remarkable individuals and organisations from across Scotland are shortlisted as finalists for the SCVO Scottish Charity Awards 2017.

People from across Scotland submitted hundreds of nominations to SCVO – highlighting the huge range of incredible work going on all over the country....

Charity
 
Published date : 11 May 2017

JEANE FREEMAN MSP SLAMS TORIES ON FOOD POVERTY

Jeane Freeman, MSP for Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley, has slammed the Tories over the growth of people using food banks.

Responding on behalf of the Scottish Government to a debate on food poverty held in the Scottish Parliament this...

Other
 
Published date : 10 May 2017

POLITICIANS SUPPORT WASPI AYRSHIRE WOMEN COMPLAINTS TO DWP

WASPI – Women Against State Pension Inequality – Ayrshire are building on the success of their recent rally in Kilmarnock by offering assistance with writing letters of complaint to the DWP to women affected by changes to their retirement age.  A...

Social Security
 
Published date : 07 May 2017

SNP MSP CALLS ON LOCAL PEOPLE TO SIGN UP IN FINAL WEEK

SNP MSP for Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley, Jeane Freeman has called on local people to sign up and help shape Scotland’s new social security system as a Scottish Government campaign to learn from the experiences of those...

Social Security
 
Published date : 03 May 2017

JEANE FREEMAN MSP SLAMS LOCAL TORY MSP FOR “HYPOCRISY” ON AYRSHIRE GROWTH DEAL

Jeane Freeman, MSP for Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley, has slammed the hypocrisy of Conservative MSP Brian Whittle over the Ayrshire Growth Deal.  Ms Freeman said;

“While Brian Whittle tries to score points in the Scottish Parliament,...

Economy
 
Published date : 27 Apr 2017

LOCAL MSP AND MP WELCOME GOVERNMENT INVESTMENT ACROSS AYRSHIRE

Jeane Freeman MSP and Corri Wilson MP have welcomed the Scottish Government’s publication of the update to its investment plans. The SNP Government plans to continue to invest in vital infrastructure across Ayrshire – helping to boost the local economy...

Transport
 
Published date : 26 Apr 2017

JEANE FREEMAN MSP AND CORRI WILSON MP BACKS PETITION TO SCRAP DOMESTIC ABUSE VICTIM TAX

Local MSP, Jeane Freeman and Corri Wilson MP are calling upon their constituents to help scrap the Tory government policy to tax victims of domestic abuse for exerting their right to child maintenance.

They are...

Social Security
 
Published date : 25 Apr 2017

Jeane Freeman comment on Scottish Welfare Fund statistics

Commenting on the latest statistics on the Scottish Welfare Fund, Social Security Minister Jeane Freeman said:

“Nobody chooses to rely on grants but at times of crisis it’s essential the right support is there to help those who need it most and...

Social Security
 
Published date : 20 Apr 2017

MSP CALLS ON TORY MSPS IN CARRICK, CUMNOCK AND DOON VALLEY TO CONDEMN FAMILY CAP AND RAPE CLAUSE

SNP MSP Jeane Freeman has called on Brian Whittle and Rachel Hamilton Tory MSPs in Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley to stop acting as mere mouthpieces for the UK government and oppose the shocking and inhumane...

Social Security
 
Published date : 19 Apr 2017

JEANE FREEMAN MSP SAYS “TORIES CANNOT BE TRUSTED” AHEAD OF WASPI AYRSHIRE RALLY

Jeane Freeman, MSP for Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley has spoken out ahead of addressing the WASPI (Women Against State Pension Inequality) Ayrshire Rally planned to take place in Kilmarnock this Saturday (22 April).

Ms Freeman said;

“I...

Social Security
 
Published date : 13 Apr 2017

£425 MILLION TO BE PAID OUT THIS YEAR – ROBBING MONEY FROM VITAL SERVICES

Ayr, Carrick & Cumnock MP Corri Wilson and Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley MSP Jeane Freeman have condemned Labour’s PFI schools scheme as “irresponsible and shambolic”. The scheme continues to cost councils millions of pounds every year,...

Education
 
Published date : 06 Apr 2017

Jeane Freeman MSP Visits Stepping Stones Money Advice Project in Carrick

Isobel Lawson, Chief Executive of Stepping Stones for Families, recently welcomed Jeane Freeman MSP to their Carrick Money Advice Service, to discuss the vital anti-poverty work of the charity and to meet some of the local people who have...

Charity
 
Published date : 04 Apr 2017

Temporary Solution Won for Drongan Post Office

Jeane Freeman MSP for Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley has issued the following statement regarding Drongan Post Office; 

"For the last few weeks I've been working with Linda Bonar from the Post Office Ltd to get a temporary solution for Drongan post office...

Business
 
Published date : 31 Mar 2017

Jeane Freeman MSP Welcomes New Scottish Government Mental Health Strategy

Jeane Freeman MSP has welcomed the publication of the Scottish Government’s new ten-year mental health strategy, which commits the Scottish Government to working to achieve parity between mental health and physical health services.  Over the next five years the...

Health
 
Published date : 30 Mar 2017

JEANE FREEMAN SAYS TORIES MUST RESPECT HOLYROOD’S DECISION

SNP MSP for Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley, Jeane Freeman, has said that the will of Scotland’s parliament must be respected by the UK government – after MSPs backed the Scottish Government’s plans to hold a referendum on independence after the...

European Union
 
Published date : 28 Mar 2017

JEANE FREEMAN MSP TAKES ACTION ON A77

Jeane Freeman MSP has met with senior officials from Transport Scotland and Scotland Transerv to discuss improvement plans for the A77 in the village of Lendalfoot. Ms Freeman and a local A77 campaigner walked part of the route in Lendalfoot alongside the officials.

Ms...

Transport
 
Published date : 23 Mar 2017

JEANE FREEMAN MSP & CORRI WILSON MP DEMAND URGENT MEETING ON LATEST BANK CLOSURES

The announcement by Royal Bank of Scotland that it plans to close its branches in Girvan, Cumnock and Mauchline has been condemned by Jeane Freeman MSP and Corri Wilson MP, who are demanding an immediate...

Business
 
Published date : 23 Mar 2017

JEANE FREEMAN MSP AND CORRI WILSON MP CALL FOR IMMEDIATE HALT TO ROLLOUT OF UNIVERSAL CREDIT

MSP Jeane Freeman and MP Corri Wilson are backing Scottish Government calls to halt the rollout of the full service of Universal Credit until problems with its implementation are fully resolved.

The Scottish Government...

Social Security
 
Published date : 23 Mar 2017

JEANE FREEMAN MSP & CORRI WILSON MP DEMAND URGENT MEETING ON LATEST BANK CLOSURES

The announcement by Royal Bank of Scotland that it plans to close its branches in Girvan, Cumnock and Mauchline has been condemned by Jeane Freeman MSP and Corri Wilson MP, who are demanding an immediate...

Business
 
Published date : 22 Mar 2017

A77 :  Summit Leads to Action

Jeane Freeman, MSP for Carrick, Cumnock & Doon Valley and Corri Wilson, MP for Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock have brought community groups, local councillors and government agencies together to find solutions to the many concerns local residents have about the A77 and the rural...

Transport
 
Published date : 15 Mar 2017

JEANE FREEMAN MSP SAYS SCOTLAND MUST HAVE CHOICE OVER FUTURE

HARD BREXIT MEANS OPTION OF INDEPENDENCE MUST BE OFFERED

SNP MSP for Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley, Jeane Freeman has said that it is absolutely correct and appropriate for the people of Scotland to be offered a choice, once the...

European Union
 
Published date : 08 Mar 2017

CARRICK, CUMNOCK AND DOON VALLEY SCHOOL LEAVERS HEADING FOR POSITIVE DESTINATIONS

LATEST STATS SHOW CONTINUED PROGRESS ON PROSPECTS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

Latest figures released by the Scottish Government have shown that school leavers across Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley are going on to positive destinations in greater numbers than previously.

The...

Education
 
Published date : 08 Mar 2017

JEANE FREEMAN MSP’S INTERNATIONAL WOMENS DAY MESSAGE

Jeane Freeman MSP has sent a message to women in Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley  to mark International Women’s Day on 8th March.

“Women born in the 1950s, who paid into their state pension for...

 
Published date : 08 Mar 2017

LOCAL MSP CALLS ON CONSTITUENTS TO TAKE UP BENEFITS

MANY MAY BE MISSING OUT ON ENTITLEMENT

SNP MSP for Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley, Jeane Freeman has called on constituents across Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley to claim the benefits that they are entitled to, following the launch of a...

Social Security
 
Published date : 05 Mar 2017

JEANE FREEMAN MSP URGES SUPPORT FOR COMBAT STRESS

Jeane Freeman, MSP for Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley has urged constituents to support the work of military charity Combat Stress following a visit to their treatment centre, Hollybush House in Ayr.  

Combat Stress is the UK’s leading mental health charity for...

Charity
 
Published date : 03 Mar 2017

Scotland’s approach to be shaped by people using current system.

At least 2,000 people with direct personal experience of the current social security system are being recruited to help shape Scotland’s new system.

Experience Panels made up of people from across the country who use the current system will give...

Social Security
 
Published date : 22 Feb 2017

 

Independent report of responses published.

Social security as a human right will be enshrined in the foundation and functions of Scotland’s new social security agency.

The overwhelming majority of respondents to the social security consultation backed the principles...

Social Security
 
Published date : 22 Feb 2017

Jeane Freeman MSP and Corri Wilson MP have backed the Scottish Government’s proposals on business rates, after Finance Secretary Derek Mackay announced a wide-ranging relief scheme that will offer strong support to businesses across Ayrshire.

Overall, the complete package of Scottish Government relief will ensure that around 70% of...

Council (East Ayrshire), Council (South Ayrshire), Business
 
Published date : 16 Feb 2017

SNP MSP Jeane Freeman Calls on Local Authorities to Bid for £11m Energy Efficiency Funding

Jeane Freeman MSP has encouraged East and South Ayrshire Council to apply for a share of the Scottish Government’s £11m fund to deliver energy efficiency improvements to homes, businesses and public buildings and community...

Council (East Ayrshire), Council (South Ayrshire)
 
Published date : 02 Feb 2017

JEANE FREEMAN MSP WELCOMES BOOST FOR CARRICK, CUMNOCK AND DOON VALLEY SCHOOLS

Schools in East Ayrshire will benefit from a £3,340,800 funding boost as part of the Scottish Government’s drive to improve standards in schools. And schools in South Ayrshire will benefit from a funding boost of £2,422,800.

The share...

Education
 
Published date : 27 Jan 2017

MP and MSP Join Forces on Proposed Cumnock DWP Office Closure

Corri Wilson MP and Jeane Freeman MSP have spoken out about the Department of Work and Pensions’ proposed plans to close their Child Maintenance Group call centre in Cumnock.

The 80 staff based at the Killoch House office in...

Social Security
 
Published date : 17 Jan 2017

JEANE FREEMAN MSP WELCOMES FUNDING NEWS FOR BYPASS

Jeane Freeman, constituency MSP for Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley welcomes the news that funding for the A77 Maybole Bypass is contained within the 2017/18 draft Budget statement confirming the Scottish Government’s commitment to this much needed improvement.

The Scottish Government will...

Transport
 
Published date : 13 Jan 2017

MSP CONGRATULATES TWO LOCAL GROUPS ON THEIR SUCCESSFUL LOTTERY FUNDING

Jeane Freeman, constituency MSP for Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley has congratulated the Bellsbank Project and the Catrine Community Trust on their successful applications and subsequent Big Lottery Fund grants. 

The Bellsbank Project will be able to continue their work...

Charity
 
Published date : 12 Jan 2017

JOBS BOOST FOR CARRICK, CUMNOCK AND DOON VALLEY AS SCOTTISH TOURISM BOOMS

The number of people working in tourism in East Ayrshire and South Ayrshire increased by 17% and 9% respectively in one year, new figures show – with Scotland as a whole seeing an increase of 11 per...

Business
 
Published date : 25 Oct 2016

Local politicians have raised concerns over the cost of Brexit on South and East Ayrshire council areas, as the potential costs to the UK’s economy from leaving Europe continue to pile up.
Figures obtained from East Ayrshire Council indicate that almost £4m of EU funding has been allocated...

Council (East Ayrshire), Council (South Ayrshire), European Union
 
Published date : 18 Oct 2016

Primary and secondary schools in East Ayrshire will receive more than £2 million for projects to close the attainment gap this year.

The funding will support measures to improve literacy, numeracy and health and wellbeing in schools with pupils who live in areas of deprivation.

East Ayrshire became one of...

Council (East Ayrshire), Education
 
Published date : 06 Oct 2016

SNP MSP for Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley has highlighted the threat posed by Brexit to the European food name protections which guarantee exclusive geographical use for producers of products such as whisky, lamb and beef – putting at risk the reputation of some of Scotland’s best known...

European Union
 
Published date : 22 Sep 2016

Jeane Freeman MSP for Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley has shown support for women affected by breast cancer by dressing up in pink and encouraging her constituents to take part in the UK’s biggest, brightest and pinkest fundraiser, wear it pink, on Friday 21 October.

wear it pink is...

Charity
 
Published date : 21 Sep 2016

Jeane Freeman MSP has welcomed awards to the Zone in Dalmellington and to Carrick Rugby of funding seized from criminals as part of the Scottish Government’s innovative Cashback for Communities scheme.
The scheme will see almost £2 million given to community groups across Scotland to help young people in...

Business, Law and Order
 
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