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Published date : 21 Jun 2017

JENNY GILRUTH MSP PRAISES NHS FIFE STAFF ON PERFORMANCE

Jenny Gilruth, MSP for Mid Fife & Glenrothes, has praised hard-working NHS Fife staff after hospitals in Fife outperformed the 4-hour waiting time target.

More than 95% of patients across Scotland’s core accident and emergency departments were...

Local Reporters, HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE
 
Published date : 21 Jun 2017

SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT INITIATIVE TO BE ROLLED OUT IN AUGUST

Jenny Gilruth, MSP for Mid Fife & Glenrothes, is encouraging all expectant mothers in Fife, whose babies are due on or after 15 August 2017, to register for a baby box at their next midwife appointment.

These...

Local Reporters, HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE
 
Published date : 21 Jun 2017

Jenny Gilruth MSP has lodged a motion (S5M-06301: "Glenrothes Strollers Community Football Club") asking the Scottish Parliament to congratulate the Glenrothes Strollrs Community Football Club on their new clubhouse.

The motion text reads:

"That the Parliament congratulates Glenrothes Strollers Community Football Club on securing a newly-completed...

Local Reporters, COMMUNITY, MOTIONS, LOCAL GROUPS, SPORT
 
Published date : 21 Jun 2017

Jenny Gilruth MSP has lodged a motion (S5M-06300: "Congratulations to Iain Matthew") asking the Scottish Parliament to congratulate Iain Matthew and the members of the Scotland team taking part in the tri-national amputee football tournament in the Netherlands on Friday 23rd June.

The motion text reads:

"That the Parliament congratulates Iain Matthew,...

Local Reporters, COMMUNITY, MOTIONS, LOCAL GROUPS, SPORT
 
Published date : 20 Jun 2017

Jenny Gilruth MSP has lodged a motion (S5M-06210: "Congratulations to YMCA Glenrothes") asking the Scottish Parliament to congratulate YMCA Glenrothes on securing funding from the Big Lottery Fund Scotland to run a support initiative for homeless people.

The motion text reads:

"That the Parliament congratulates YMCA Glenrothes on securing £147,354 in funding...

Local Reporters, COMMUNITY, MOTIONS, CHARITIES, LOCAL GROUPS, HOUSING
 
Published date : 16 Jun 2017

Jenny Gilruth MSP said:

"These next steps in our education governance review make good on our pledge to transform Scotland’s education system.

"Our plans will give new powers to schools across the country, and put the interests of our children at the very heart of the school system. Schools and teachers will...

Local Reporters, EDUCATION
 
Published date : 15 Jun 2017

Jenny Gilruth MSP has lodged a motion (S5M-06122: "Kirkton of Largo Primary School") asking the Scottish Parliament to congratulate Kirkton of Largo Primary School on winning the Learning Through Technology award at the Scottish Education Awards 2017 for the second consecutive year.

The motion text reads:

"That the Parliament congratulates Kirkton of...

Local Reporters, EDUCATION, COMMUNITY, MOTIONS
 
Published date : 15 Jun 2017

Jenny Gilruth MSP has lodged a motion (S5M-06123: "Mountfleurie Primary School's 60th Anniversary") asking the Scottish Parliament to congratulate Mountfleurie Primary School's on it's 60th Anniversary.

The motion text reads:

"That the Parliament congratulates Mountfleurie Primary School in Leven on its 60th anniversary celebrations; commends its...

Local Reporters, COMMUNITY, MOTIONS, LOCAL GOV
 
Published date : 15 Jun 2017

Jenny Gilruth MSP has lodged a motion (S5M-06129: "Pitteuchar West Primary School's 40th Anniversary") asking the Scottish Parliament to congratulate Pitteuchar West Primary School on it's 40th Anniversary.

The motion text reads:

"That the Parliament congratulates Pitteuchar West Primary School in Glenrothes on its 40th anniversary...

Local Reporters, EDUCATION, COMMUNITY, MOTIONS, LOCAL GROUPS
 
Published date : 14 Jun 2017

JENNY GILRUTH MSP WELCOMES OVER £95MILLION SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT FUNDING

Mid Fife & Glenrothes MSP Jenny Gilruth has welcomed the announcement of a further £1.75 billion Scottish

Government investment in affordable housing across Scotland, which includes over £95million of investment in Fife. 

Councils and house-builders across Scotland’s 32 local authorities will have the opportunity...

Local Reporters, COMMUNITY, LOCAL GOV, HOUSING
 
Published date : 14 Jun 2017

Jenny Gilruth MSP has lodged a motion (S5M-06110: "Fiona Ritchie from Milton of Balgonie, Chapmion Drummer") asking the Scottish Parliament to congratulate the success of Fiona Ritchie on winning her first national trophy at the UK Pipe Band Championships in Belfast.

The motion text reads:

"That...

Local Reporters, COMMUNITY, MOTIONS, LOCAL GROUPS
 
Published date : 14 Jun 2017

Jenny Gilruth MSP has lodged a motion (S5M-06091: The Fife Volunteering and Voluntary Sector Awards 2017) asking the Scottish Parliament to congratulate the Mid Fife and Glenrothes constituency-based winners at the Fife Volunteering and Voluntary Sector Awards 2017.

The motion text reads:

"That the Parliament congratulates the Mid Fife and Glenrothes constituency-based...

Local Reporters, COMMUNITY, MOTIONS, CHARITIES, LOCAL GROUPS
 
Published date : 13 Jun 2017

Jenny Gilruth MSP has lodged a motion (S5M-06067: "Glenrothes Comic Con") asking the Scottish Parliament to congratulate the success of the inaugural Glenrothes Comic Con.

The motion text reads:

“That the Parliament congratulates the organisers of the inaugural Glenrothes Comic Con, which was held at the Rothes Halls in Glenrothes on 10...

Local Reporters, COMMUNITY, MOTIONS, LOCAL GROUPS
 
Published date : 07 Jun 2017

MSPS HELPING TO TURN CAKES INTO CARE
 
Jenny Gilruth MSP is supporting Marie Curie’s Blooming Great Tea Party summer fundraising campaign. Marie Curie is encouraging people to get together with friends, family or colleagues to host a tea party, bake sale or special tea break to raise funds.

At the...

Local Reporters, COMMUNITY, CHARITIES, LOCAL GROUPS
 
Published date : 01 Jun 2017

TRANSPORT MINISTER ACCEPTS PETITION ON BEHALF OF THE SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT
 
Jenny Gilruth MSP and David Torrance MSP joined campaigners from the Levenmouth Rail Campaign to handover a 12,506-strong petition to reinstate the Levenmouth Rail line to the Scottish Government.

Transport Minister Humza Yousaf MSP accepted the petition on behalf of...

Local Reporters, COMMUNITY, MOTIONS, LOCAL GROUPS
 
Published date : 01 Jun 2017

Jenny Gilruth MSP has lodged a motion (S5M-05941: "Levenmouth Rail Link") asking the Scottish Parliament to congratulate the Levenmouth Rail Campaign for handing over a 12,506-signature petition to Transport Minister Humza Yousaf MSP, and calling for a Member's Debate in the Scottish Parliament on the Levenmouth Rail Link.

The motion text...

Local Reporters, COMMUNITY, MOTIONS, LOCAL GROUPS
 
Published date : 30 May 2017

MID FIFE & GLENROTHES MSP SAYS REFUSAL IS “RIGHT DECISION” FOR FINGLASSIE

Jenny Gilruth, MSP for Mid Fife & Glenrothes, has welcomed news that the proposed biomass plant in Finglassie has been refused planning permission by Fife Council.

A proposal to build a new 19.8MW biomass plant near Finglassie was made valid...

Local Reporters, COMMUNITY, LOCAL GROUPS, LOCAL GOV
 
Published date : 30 May 2017

After presenting the awards to the winners on Thursday 25th May 2017, Jenny Gilruth MSP has lodged a motion (S5M-05874) asking the Scottish Parliament to congratulate the winners at the Rotary Club of Glenrothes Awards.

The motion text reads:

"That the Parliament congratulates all of the young people who were winners at the...

Local Reporters, COMMUNITY, MOTIONS, LOCAL GROUPS
 
Published date : 30 May 2017

Jenny Gilruth MSP has lodged a motion (S5M-05875) asking the Scottish Parliament to welcome the installation of new defibrillators at Fife College campuses, and to congratulate Fife College Student's Association for leading and funding the project.

The motion text reads:

"That the Parliament welcomes the installation of defibrillators at all of the...

Local Reporters, EDUCATION, MOTIONS, LOCAL GROUPS
 
Published date : 23 May 2017

Jenny Gilruth MSP has lodged a motion (S5M-05751) asking the Scottish Parliament to congratulate Agnes Whyte from Leven on being appointed an MBE.

The motion text reads:

"That the Parliament congratulates Agnes Whyte, who is from Leven, on being appointed an MBE in the New Year’s Honours in recognition of her tireless...

Local Reporters, COMMUNITY, MOTIONS, CHARITIES, LOCAL GROUPS
 
Published date : 23 May 2017

Jenny Gilruth MSP has lodged a motion (S5M-05750) asking the Scottish Parliament to congratulate Emma McCulloch and Effy Kathoupouli from Glenrothes Boxing Club on becoming champions at the Scottish Elite Boxing Championships.

The motion text reads:

"That the Parliament congratulates Emma McCulloch and Effy Kathoupouli from Glenrothes Boxing Club on their success...

Local Reporters, COMMUNITY, MOTIONS, SPORT
 
Published date : 23 May 2017

Jenny Gilruth MSP has lodged a motion (S5M-05749) asking the Scottish Parliament to congratulate Age Concern, Sense Scotland and the Salvation Army on receiving support from the Asda Green Token Giving fund, and to thank Asda Glenrothes for supporting local causes.

The motion text reads:

"That the Parliament congratulates Age Concern, Glenrothes...

Local Reporters, COMMUNITY, MOTIONS, CHARITIES, LOCAL GROUPS, LOCAL BUSINESS
 
Published date : 19 May 2017

Jenny Gilruth MSP has lodged a motion (S5M-05680) asking the Scottish Parliament to congratulate the newly-appointed Co-Leader of Fife Council, David Alexander.

The motion text reads:

"That the Parliament congratulates David Alexander on being appointed the new Co-Leader on 18 May 2017 by his colleagues in Fife Council; understands that David was...

Local Reporters, MOTIONS, LOCAL GOV
 
Published date : 18 May 2017

Jenny Gilruth MSP has lodged a motion (S5M-05679) asking the Scottish Parliament to congratulate the newly-appointed Deputy Provost of Fife, Julie Ford.

The motion text reads:

"That the Parliament congratulates Julie Ford on being appointed the new Depute Provost of Fife on 18 May 2017 by her colleagues in Fife Council; understands...

Local Reporters, MOTIONS, LOCAL GOV
 
Published date : 16 May 2017

MID FIFE & GLENROTHES MSP RAISES AWARENESS OF DIGITAL LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES
 
Jenny Gilruth, MSP for Mid Fife & Glenrothes, is raising awareness of National Digital Learning Week to encourage more people to talk advantage of the opportunities for learning through digital technology.

The National Digital Learning Week 2017 will take...

Local Reporters, EDUCATION, COMMUNITY, LOCAL GROUPS
 
Published date : 15 May 2017

MID FIFE & GLENROTHES MSP ENCOURAGES MORE KIDS TO STAY ACTIVE
 
Jenny Gilruth, MSP for Mid Fife & Glenrothes, is encouraging more kids in the constituency to stay active by taking part in Walk to School Week.

From Monday 15th to Friday 19th May, the Walk...

Local Reporters, EDUCATION, COMMUNITY, CHARITIES
 
Published date : 15 May 2017

Jenny Gilruth MSP has lodged a motion (S5M-05605: "Walk to School Week") asking the Scottish Parliament to welcome Walk to School Week 2017.

The motion text reads:

"That the Parliament welcomes Walk to School Week, which takes place in Scotland between 15 and 19 May 2017; understands that the number of children...

Local Reporters, EDUCATION, COMMUNITY, MOTIONS, CHARITIES
 
Published date : 10 May 2017

Jenny Gilruth MSP has lodged a motion (S5M-05523: "Awards Success for Dr Kerri Baker") asking the Scottish Parliament to congratulate Dr Kerri Baker from NHS FIfe on winning the Clinical Award at the NHS Fife Achievement Awards 2017.

The motion text reads:

"That the Parliament congratulates Dr Kerri Baker, Consultant in Acute...

Local Reporters, HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE, MOTIONS
 
Published date : 08 May 2017

MID FIFE & GLENROTHES MSP INSISTS ISSUES MUST NOT BE OVERLOOKED
 
Mid Fife & Glenrothes MSP, Jenny Gilruth, is looking to raise awareness of the importance of good mental health for Mental Health Awareness Week 2017.

The Mid Fife & Glenrothes MSP is calling on all...

Local Reporters, EDUCATION, COMMUNITY, MOTIONS, LOCAL GROUPS
 
Published date : 08 May 2017

JENNY GILRUTH MSP CALLS ON LOCAL PEOPLE TO SIGN UP IN FINAL WEEK

Mid Fife & Glenrothes MSP, Jenny Gilruth, 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...

Local Reporters
 
Published date : 05 May 2017

Jenny Gilruth MSP has lodged a motion (S5M-05461: "Action Zone in Leven") asking the Scottish Parliament to congratulate Action Zone in Leven on achieving Word Host Recognised Business status.

The motion text reads:

"That the Parliament congratulates Action Zone in Leven on achieving World Host Recognised Business status as a result of...

Local Reporters, MOTIONS, LOCAL GROUPS, LOCAL BUSINESS
 
Published date : 05 May 2017

Jenny Gilruth MSP has lodged a motion (S5M-05462: "Fife Employment Access Trust") asking the Scottish Parliament to congratulate Fife Employment Access Trust on being awaded a £5,000 Discovery Grant by the Santander Foundation to run mindfulness courses for people with mental health issues.

The motion text reads:

"That the Parliament congratulates the...

Local Reporters, COMMUNITY, MOTIONS, LOCAL GROUPS
 
Published date : 05 May 2017

Jenny Gilruth MSP has lodged a motion (S5M-05460: "Fife Heritage Railway NSB 5010") asking the Scottish Parliament to congratulate Fife Heritage Railway in Leven on restoring and exhibiting a NSB 5010 guard van.

The motion text reads:

"That the Parliament congratulates the members and volunteers of Fife Heritage Railway in Leven on the...

Local Reporters, COMMUNITY, MOTIONS, LOCAL GROUPS, LOCAL BUSINESS
 
Published date : 05 May 2017

Jenny Gilruth MSP has lodged a motion (S5M-05463: "Parkhill Primary School Travel Plan") asking the Scottish Parliament to congratulate Parkhill Primary School on launching its new School Travel Plan.

The motion text reads:

"That the Parliament congratulates Parkhill Primary School in Leven on launching its School Travel Plan; understands that its Travel...

Local Reporters, EDUCATION, COMMUNITY, MOTIONS
 
Published date : 28 Apr 2017

EVENT MARKS RELAUNCH OF PHARMACY AS PRESCRIBING HEALTH FACILITY
 
Mid Fife & Glenrothes MSP Jenny Gilruth has helped to unveil a new robot at a pharmacy in Glenrothes.

The robot, yet to be named, will help improve services at the Cadham Pharmacy in the Cadham Centre...

Local Reporters, HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE, COMMUNITY, LOCAL GROUPS
 
Published date : 28 Apr 2017

SPECIAL ‘QUESTION TIME’ Q&A SESSION WITH PARKHILL PRIMARY SCHOOL PUPILS

The Scottish Government’s Minister for Childcare & Early Years Mark McDonald MSP joined local MSPs Jenny Gilruth and David Torrance for a special ‘Question Time’ Q&A session with Parkhill Primary School pupils at a visit to local Levenmouth charity...

Local Reporters, COMMUNITY, CHARITIES, LOCAL GROUPS
 
Published date : 27 Apr 2017

MID FIFE & GLENROTHES MSP RAISES LEVEN CONCERNS AT FIRST MINISTER’S QUESTIONS
 
Jenny Gilruth MSP has been assured by the First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, that the Scottish Government will do all it can to support workers at the Diageo site in Leven following recent concerns...

Local Reporters, COMMUNITY, MOTIONS, LOCAL GROUPS
 
Published date : 27 Apr 2017

Jenny Gilruth MSP has lodged a motion (S5M-05368) asking the Scottish Parliament to congratulate Glenrothes Amateur Swimming Club on their fundraising efforts for Macmillan Cancer Support.

The motion text reads:

That the Parliament congratulates the swimmers from Glenrothes Amateur Swimming Club who completed a recent charity swim challenge at the Michael Woods...

Local Reporters, COMMUNITY, MOTIONS, CHARITIES, LOCAL GROUPS
 
Published date : 27 Apr 2017

Jenny Gilruth MSP has lodged a motion (S5M-05367) asking the Scottish Parliament to congratulate Balbirnie House Hotel in Markinch on being named "Scotland's Wedding Hotel of the Year".

The motion text reads:

"That the Parliament congratulates the management and staff at the Balbirnie House Hotel in Markinch on it being named as...

Local Reporters, COMMUNITY, MOTIONS, LOCAL GROUPS
 
Published date : 27 Apr 2017

Jenny Gilruth MSP has lodged a motion (S5M-05366) asking the Scottish Parliament to welcome the relaunch of Largo Library and Community Hub by volunteers to preserve their local library and community services.

The motion text reads:

"That the Parliament congratulates the Largo Library steering group on the relaunch of the Largo Library and...

Local Reporters, COMMUNITY, MOTIONS, CHARITIES, LOCAL GROUPS
 
Published date : 26 Apr 2017

MID FIFE & GLENROTHES MSP ENCOURAGES PUBLIC TO ENGAGE WITH HEATING PLANS

Mid Fife & Glenrothes MSP Jenny Gilruth is encouraging her constituents to engage in a public consultation on Thursday evening on plans to develop a local District Heating Scheme in Glenrothes.

The ‘Glenrothes Heat’ scheme would see low...

Local Reporters, COMMUNITY, LOCAL GROUPS
 
Published date : 26 Apr 2017

SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT PROTECTING SCOTLAND FROM TORY AUSTERITY OBSESSION

The SNP Government will continue to invest in vital infrastructure across Tayside, Perthshire and Fife – helping to boost the local economy and protect the area from the brutal cuts being imposed by the austerity obsessed, far-right Tory party.

The Scottish Government...

Local Reporters
 
Published date : 26 Apr 2017

Mid Fife & Glenrothes MSP Jenny Gilruth has welcomed the news that licenses for unconventional coal gasification (UCG) in the Firth of Forth have been surrendered.

Plans by Cluff Natural Resources to burn underground coalbeds for shale gas were stalled following the Scottish Government’s moratorium on UCG...

Local Reporters, COMMUNITY
 
Published date : 24 Apr 2017

LOCAL MSP TO WELCOME HUMZA YOUSAF MSP WITH CAMPAIGNERS AT ROAD

Mid Fife & Glenrothes MSP Jenny Gilruth has confirmed she will welcome the Scottish Government Transport Minister, Humza Yousaf MSP, to meet local campaigners at a visit to the A92 road in the Glenrothes area this...

Local Reporters, COMMUNITY, LOCAL GROUPS
 
Published date : 21 Apr 2017

LOCAL MSP VISITS GROUP TO LEARN ABOUT SUPPORT FOR VULERNABLE CHILDREN

Mid Fife & Glenrothes MSP Jenny Gilruth has visited local children’s care service A Life Explored, to learn about the important work being done to support vulnerable young people who cannot live with their families.

Local Reporters, COMMUNITY, LOCAL GROUPS
 
Published date : 20 Apr 2017

MUNDELL’S “GROSS BETRAYAL” COSTING 100 SCOTTISH JOBS, SAY GMB UNION

Drinks giant Diageo has announced that it is proposing to cut up to 100 jobs at two sites in Scotland – with the GMB union blaming the uncertainty resulting from the Tory plans for a damaging hard Brexit as...

Local Reporters, East Fife Mail, Glenrothes Gazette, Courier (Fife)
 
Published date : 20 Apr 2017

MID FIFE & GLENROTHES MSP PARTICIPATES IN EVENT HOSTED BY IPPR SCOTLAND

Mid Fife & Glenrothes MSP Jenny Gilruth participated in a cross-party debate on the future challenges and opportunities of Scotland’s skills system at an event hosted by IPPR Scotland at Dynamic Earth on Wednesday.

Local Reporters, EDUCATION
 
Published date : 20 Apr 2017

MSP BACKS AMBITIOUS FLAX MILL RESTORATION & LOCAL EMPLOYMENT VISION BY FEAT

Mid Fife & Glenrothes MSP Jenny Gilruth has given her backing to ambitious plans by Fife Employment Access Trust (FEAT) to renew Silverburn Park.

Jenny Gilruth MSP met representatives from FEAT at Silverburn Park to discuss the plans,...

Local Reporters, COMMUNITY, CHARITIES, LOCAL GROUPS
 
Published date : 20 Apr 2017

Jenny Gilruth MSP has lodged a motion (S5M-05219) asking the Scottish Parliament to congratulate Influx Recruitment Ltd. on winning the Most Enterprising Start-up Company title at the Fife Chamber of Commerce's business awards.

The motion text reads:

"That the Parliament congratulates Influx Recruitment Ltd on winning the Most Enterprising Start-up Company title...

Local Reporters, MOTIONS, LOCAL GROUPS
 
Published date : 20 Apr 2017

Jenny Gilruth MSP has lodged a motion (S5M-05218) asking the Scottish Parliament to congratulate Jacqueline Lowe from Glenrothes on securing funding to set up Trusted Breaks, a social care enterprise.

The motion text reads:

"That the Parliament congratulations Jacqueline Lowe, who is from Glenrothes, on being awarded £4,900 from the Social Entrepreneurs...

Local Reporters, COMMUNITY, MOTIONS, CHARITIES, LOCAL GROUPS
 
Published date : 20 Apr 2017

Jenny Gilruth MSP has lodged a motion (S5M-05220) asking the Scottish Parliament to congratulate David Brown, a trustee at Glenrothes and Area Heritage Centre, on holding an exhibition on the 206-year history of Tullis Russell paper mill in Markinch.

The motion text reads:

"That the Parliament congratulates David Brown, who is a...

Local Reporters, COMMUNITY, MOTIONS, LOCAL GROUPS
 
Published date : 18 Apr 2017

MID FIFE & GLENROTHES MSP SPEAKS OUT AGAINST “UTTERLY APPALLING” TORY POLICY

Jenny Gilruth MSP has called on Fife Tories to stop acting as mouthpieces for the UK government and oppose the shocking and inhumane two child limit and rape clause.

The family cap limits tax...

Local Reporters
 
Published date : 06 Apr 2017

Jenny Gilruth, MSP for Mid Fife and Glenrothes, today welcomed the Scottish Government’s announcement to allocate £30 million in funding to make households more energy efficient.

The new program will allow householders to apply for an interest-free loan of up to £15,000, in order to upgrade their homes to be more...

COMMUNITY
 
Published date : 06 Apr 2017

Jenny Gilruth, MSP for Mid Fife and Glenrothes, has today welcomed the Scottish Government’s announcement that it will invest an additional £2 million in sports governing bodies.

The announcement came from the Minister for Sport, Aileen Campbell MSP amid the Scottish Government’s push to reduce inequalities in sports participation. These funds...

COMMUNITY
 
Published date : 06 Apr 2017

Jenny Gilruth, MSP for Mid Fife and Glenrothes, was delighted to host an event in the Scottish Parliament last week to promote the Fighting Chance Project and the Yellow Belt Challenge. More than 80 guests attended the event, among them Shirley-Anne Somerville MSP, Minister for Further Education, Higher Education &...

EDUCATION, COMMUNITY, CHARITIES, LOCAL GROUPS
 
Published date : 06 Apr 2017

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

Labour’s disastrous PFI schools scheme continues to cost Fife Council millions of pounds every year, analysis by the Scottish Parliament Information Centre has revealed – proving they are a party which cannot be trusted to...

EDUCATION, COMMUNITY
 
Published date : 24 Mar 2017

At a meeting secured by the Glenrothes MSP at the Scottish Parliament on 23rd March, Humza Yousaf MSP met with members of the North Glenrothes Community Council and Jenny Gilruth MSP to discuss vital road improvements to the A92, in particular at the Balfarg junction and at Cadham.

Commenting after the...

COMMUNITY
 
Published date : 24 Mar 2017

Jenny Gilruth MSP has lodged a motion asking the Scottish Parliament to congratulate Beauty Boutique in Glenrothes on receiving the award of Best Beauty Salon at the Fife Retail Business Awards.

The motion text reads:

“That the Parliament congratulates Beauty Boutique in Glenrothes on winning the Best Beauty Salon at the Fife...

COMMUNITY, MOTIONS
 
Published date : 24 Mar 2017

Jenny Gilruth MSP has lodged a motion asking the Scottish Parliament to congratulate the owners of Xtreme Trampolining on funding a new facility in Glenrothes that will bring 35 new jobs to the area.

The motion text reads:

“That the Parliament congratulates the owners of Xtreme Trampolining on...

COMMUNITY, MOTIONS
 
Published date : 24 Mar 2017

Jenny Gilruth MSP for Mid Fife & Glenrothes has today written to senior management at the Royal Bank of Scotland in light of the disappointing news that the Leven branch of RBS is due to close in October 2017.

The MSP stated “this is a real blow to the community of...

COMMUNITY
 
Published date : 24 Mar 2017

Jenny Gilruth MSP, MSP for Mid Fife & Glenrothes is very much looking forward to voting in Parliament on Tuesday 28th March.  MSPs will vote to make a choice between accepting a hard Tory Brexit from the EU, or allowing the people of Scotland a final say.

Commenting in parliament during...

EDUCATION, JUSTICE, MOTIONS
 
Published date : 22 Mar 2017

Jenny Gilruth MSP has lodged a motion asking the Scottish Parliament to congratulate Euan Greenwood and Ross Barclay on their election to Scottish Youth Parliament for the area of Mid Fife and Glenrothes.

The motion text reads:

“That the Parliament congratulates Euan Greenwood and Ross Barclay on being elected to serve as...

MOTIONS
 
Published date : 15 Mar 2017

Jenny Gilruth MSP has lodged a motion asking the Scottish Parliament to congratulate a team of Glenrothes High School pupils after they won first prize in the MGM Timber anniversary design competition.

The full title of the motion reads:

"That the Parliament congratulates the Glenrothes High School pupils Andrew Gallacher, Lauchlan Graham,...

MOTIONS
 
Published date : 15 Mar 2017

Mid Fife and Glenrothes MSP Jenny Gilruth has praised the “dedicated” work of the Living Lomonds Landscape Partnership on its third year anniversary of landscape conservation work reconnecting local people with the Lomond and Benarty Hills.

The scheme has involved over 450 volunteers, 800 primary and secondary school pupils, 560 events,...

COMMUNITY, MOTIONS, LOCAL GROUPS
 
Published date : 13 Mar 2017

Mid Fife and Glenrothes MSP Jenny Gilruth joined pupils from Lundin Mill Primary School and representatives from the Woodland Trust to plant trees at Largo Serpentine Woods.

Ms Gilruth was invited to plant a Rowan Tree in recognition of her role as the MSP Species Champion for this type of tree.

...
Local Reporters, COMMUNITY, LOCAL GROUPS
 
Published date : 11 Mar 2017

Mid Fife and Glenrothes MSP Jenny Gilruth visited the Homelands Trust's Disabled Access Day event in Leven today.

Ms Gilruth said: "It was great to catch up with all the staff at the Homelands Trust at the event which provided a fantastic opportunity for people to go along and see what...

Local Reporters, COMMUNITY
 
Published date : 11 Mar 2017

Jenny Gilruth MSP attended a cultural event hosted by the Fife Gaelic Development Group in Glenrothes.

There were a series of workshops offered on the day as well as information and advice about Gaelic language and culture and what the group hopes to achieve over the next few years.

...
Local Reporters, COMMUNITY
 
Published date : 10 Mar 2017

Mid Fife and Glenrothes MSP Jenny Gilruth MSP is supporting a call to “make every daffodil count” for Marie Curie as the terminal illness charity’s Great Daffodil Appeal gets underway.

The Great Daffodil Appeal is Marie Curie’s biggest annual fundraising campaign taking place throughout March. The charity is asking people to...

Local Reporters, COMMUNITY, LOCAL GROUPS
 
Published date : 10 Mar 2017

Mid Fife and Glenrothes MSP Jenny Gilruth will join others all over the world to support this year’s WWF’s Earth Hour later this month.

The annual global celebration, which encourages people to switch off their lights for one hour to show how much they care about the future of the planet,...

Local Reporters, COMMUNITY, LOCAL GROUPS
 
Published date : 08 Mar 2017

Mid Fife and Glenrothes MSP Jenny Gilruth has called on constituents across Fife to ensure they claim the benefits they are entitled to, following the launch of a Scottish Government awareness campaign.

Throughout Scotland, it was estimated that there were over 500,000 cases of individuals or families not claiming the tax...

Local Reporters, COMMUNITY, LOCAL GROUPS
 
Published date : 07 Mar 2017

Latest figures released by the Scottish Government have shown that more school leavers across Fife are going on to positive initial destinations.

In 2015-16, 92.7% of school leavers across the Kingdom went on to positive destinations after leaving school, up from 92.4% for the previous year and up by more than...

Local Reporters, EDUCATION, COMMUNITY
 
Published date : 07 Mar 2017

Mid Fife and Glenrothes MSP, Jenny Gilruth toasted the future of Scotch Whisky as she met apprentices and toured Diageo’s Global Supply Centre in Leven to mark the start of Scottish Apprenticeship Week (6-10 March).

Ms Gilruth met a range of Diageo apprentices including Letitia Miller, who was the first electrical...

Local Reporters, COMMUNITY, LOCAL GROUPS
 
Published date : 07 Mar 2017

Scotland's Minister for Mental Health, Maureen Watt MSP has welcomed new figures published today which show that the number of children and young people seen by mental health service CAMHS within the target time has increased for the second quarter in a row.

The statistics published by ISD Scotland reveal that...

HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE, COMMUNITY, LOCAL GROUPS
 
Published date : 03 Mar 2017

Fife Council benefited from a nationwide increase of 2.7% in education spending last year – thanks to Scottish Government efforts to close the attainment gap and provide local authorities with a fair funding deal.

Net spending on education by local authorities across Scotland rose to £4.7 billion last year – the...

Local Reporters, EDUCATION
 
Published date : 01 Mar 2017

Vulnerable people in Fife can benefit from having a free Locking Cooker Valve installed to help them feel safer in their homes.

This is a safety device that is fitted by SGN to existing gas cooker pipework and stops the cookers from being unintentionally turned on or left on.

This free service...

COMMUNITY, LOCAL GROUPS
 
Published date : 01 Mar 2017

The Seat Belts on School Transport (Scotland) Bill was launched today by Gillian Martin MSP.

The proposed legislation would place a statutory requirement on local authorities and other education providers to ensure that the vehicles used in dedicated home-to-school transport are fitted with seat belts.

Local authorities are currently free to stipulate...

EDUCATION, COMMUNITY, JUSTICE, LOCAL GROUPS
 
Published date : 28 Feb 2017

Mid Scotland and Fife MSP Jenny Gilruth has today lodged a parliamentary motion asking for the Scottish Parliament to recognise a funding award made to Dovecot Park Bowling Club in Glenrothes.

The motion in full reads: That the Parliament congratulates Dovecot Park Bowling Club in Glenrothes on its recent success in...

COMMUNITY, MOTIONS
 
Published date : 28 Feb 2017

Mid Fife and Glenrothes MSP has lodged a motion asking the Scottish Parliament to welcome the launch of the Kingdom FM Local Hero Awards 2017.

The full motion text reads: That the Parliament welcomes the launch of the Kingdom FM Local Hero Awards 2017; notes that nominations are invited from members...

COMMUNITY, MOTIONS, LOCAL GROUPS
 
Published date : 28 Feb 2017

Two groups in the Mid Fife and Glenrothes constituency are to share £19,874 of National Lottery Funding.

Options in Life, which runs a social inclusion and skills development project for adults aged 18-30 with learning disablities across Fife has received a £10,000 Awards for All grant. The funding will be used to...

Local Reporters, COMMUNITY, LOCAL GROUPS
 
Published date : 27 Feb 2017

Justice Secretary Michael Matheson MSP has welcomed a new 10-year vision for policing in Scotland set out by the Scottish Police Authority and Police Scotland.

'Policing 2026' which includes a commitment to increase frontline capabilities, including new civilian specialists in cyber-crime and mental health, is open for public consultation for the...

COMMUNITY, JUSTICE
 
Published date : 22 Feb 2017

The Avian Influenza Prevention Zone covering Scotland will be extended until at least 30 April, the Scottish Government has confirmed.

The renewed zone applies to all poultry and captive birds and comes into effect on 28 February 2017.

It permits keepers in all areas of Scotland to let their birds outside provided...

COMMUNITY
 
Published date : 22 Feb 2017

Young people across Scotland will continue to benefit from a fund to help them into work thanks to a £6.1 million investment, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced today.

The funding for Community Jobs Scotland (CJS) will support up to 700 new job opportunities for 16 – 29 year olds.

The support will...

EDUCATION, COMMUNITY
 
Published date : 21 Feb 2017

9,500 more businesses across Scotland will benefit from a tailored package of additional business rates support, Finance Secretary Derek Mackay announced today.

Under existing support seven out of ten premises are expected to pay the same or less in rates next year and more than half of all premises will pay...

COMMUNITY
 
Published date : 21 Feb 2017

Jenny Gilruth MSP for Mid Fife and Glenrothes has lodged a motion asking the Scottish Parliament to congratulate the Fife Employment Access Trust (FEAT) after it was awarded £120,140 from the Big Lottery Fund.

The full wording of the motion reads as follows:

That the Parliament congratulates the Fife Employment Access Trust...

HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE, EDUCATION, COMMUNITY, CHARITIES, LOCAL GROUPS
 
Published date : 21 Feb 2017

MSP for Mid Fife and Glenrothes, Jenny Gilruth has lodged a motion asking the Scottish Parliament to welcome the recent £197,142 Big Lottery funding awarded to Fife Women's Aid.

The full wording of the motion reads:

That the Parliament welcomes the recent £197,142 Big Lottery Fund award that has been given to Fife Women's...

COMMUNITY
 
Published date : 20 Feb 2017

Charities, social enterprises, community groups and other local organisations across Mid Fife and Glenrothes are invited to apply for financial assistance through The Royal Bank of Scotland Skills and Opportunities Fund.

The fund was set up in 2015 to make a difference in communities by providing grants to help people achieve qualifications,...

COMMUNITY
 
Published date : 10 Feb 2017

Jenny Gilruth MSP took part in a discussion with young learners during a visit to Rathbone in Glenrothes.

The Mid Fife and Glenrothes politician also met staff at the organisation’s base at Eastfield Industrial Estate who explained to her about Rathbone’s ethos of empowering young people to help them make positive...

Local Reporters, EDUCATION, COMMUNITY
 
Published date : 09 Feb 2017

An Avian Influenza Prevention Zone for all poultry and captive birds will remain in force until the end of April, Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing has confirmed.

While the current Prevention Zone remains in place until 28 February, the requirements of the zone will be amended after that point, meaning that...

COMMUNITY
 
Published date : 09 Feb 2017

Hundreds of community payback projects, aimed at reducing reoffending are benefitting communities across Scotland.

From renovating local buildings to supporting charities helping the vulnerable, unpaid work delivers tangible benefits to communities - while supporting people to address the underlying issues behind their offending.

The annual summary of local authority Community Payback Order (CPO) reports,...

COMMUNITY
 
Published date : 03 Feb 2017

Politics was the order of the day at Pitcoudie Primary School this week when Mid Fife and Glenrothes MSP Jenny Gilruth visited Primary 7 pupils to discuss her role at the Scottish Parliament.

Ms Gilruth took part in a question and answer session with the youngsters who have been researching politics...

Local Reporters, EDUCATION
 
Published date : 01 Feb 2017

Jenny Gilruth, MSP for Mid Fife and Glenrothes attended a special event at Auchmuty High School to hand out certificates to pupils who completed the First Chances Programme.

First Chances is an innovative partnership between the University of St Andrews, Fife Council’s Education service and the Robertson Trust to raise the...

Local Reporters, EDUCATION
 
Published date : 26 Jan 2017

Police in Levenmouth are investigating the theft of four cars from a garage in Leven.

The incident happened at Lamberts Garage on Scoonie Road sometime between 3.30am and 5.45am on Tuesday 24th February.

They include a bright metallic green Mazda 2 Sport with distinctive black stripes and the registration ST59 BXO, and...

COMMUNITY
 
Published date : 25 Jan 2017

Police are appealing for witnesses following the vandalism of a Glenrothes church fence and nearby bus shelter.

The incident happened around 10pm on Tuesday, January 17 at St Paul’s and St Mary’s Roman Catholic Church on Warout Road.

Jenny Gilruth, MSP for Mid Fife and Glenrothes said: "I have been informed that police...

Local Reporters, COMMUNITY
 
Published date : 20 Jan 2017

Mid Fife and Glenrothes MSP Jenny Gilruth has written to Transport Minister Humza Yousaf to seek a meeting to discuss improvements on the A92.

Ms Gilruth, who campaigned during the Scottish Parliament elections for major road improvements to this road said: "It is clear to me that there is a political...

Local Reporters, COMMUNITY, LOCAL GROUPS
 
Published date : 19 Jan 2017

Following the announcement that the Leven branch of the Clydesdale Bank is to close in June, Mid Fife and Glenrothes MSP Jenny Gilruth and North East Fife MP Stephen Gethins have requested an urgent meeting with senior officials to discuss the issue and the possible implications of the closure.

In a joint statement Ms...

Local Reporters, COMMUNITY
 
Published date : 19 Jan 2017

The Scottish Government announcement that there will be an extra £1.5 million investment for more nursery teachers and graduates in deprived areas across Scotland has been welcomed by MSP for Mid Fife and Glenrothes, Jenny Gilruth with Fife set to receive 28 additional teachers or graduates.

The new staff in Fife,...

Local Reporters, EDUCATION, COMMUNITY
 
Published date : 13 Jan 2017

MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife, Jenny Gilruth's speech delivered at the Scottish Parliament's Education debate can be found here: https://t.co/RYaDwXyAWi

...
Local Reporters, EDUCATION
 
Published date : 10 Jan 2017

Jenny Gilruth, MSP for Mid Fife and Glenrothes is warning her constituents to beware of bogus callers operating in her constituency.

Glenrothes Police are currently investigating suspected bogus callers operating in the Brunton Quadrant area of Glenrothes. This follows similar incidents reported in Levenmouth last month.

Ms Gilruth said: "I would advise...

Local Reporters, COMMUNITY
 
Published date : 21 Dec 2016

People across Mid Fife and Glenrothes are reminded that GP practices will be closed for public holidays during the festive period.

Practices will be closed on Monday 26 and Tuesday 27 December, Monday 2 January, and Tuesday 3 January.

If you are unwell during this time and it can’t wait until the...

HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE, COMMUNITY
 
Published date : 21 Dec 2016

There were puppy cuddles aplenty for politicians at the Scottish Parliament today during a visit from the Scottish SPCA ahead of an important debate led by SNP MSP Emma Harper on the issue of puppy trafficking. The debate can be viewed on the Scottish Parliament website.

...
COMMUNITY
 
Published date : 16 Dec 2016

Mid Fife and Glenrothes MSP Jenny Gilruth has congratulated new Levenmouth councillor, Alistair Suttie who took victory for the SNP on Thursday evening with 1,501 votes.

Mr Suttie, who lives in Leven and has chaired the town’s community council for four years, takes over from former SNP councillor Ally Hunter who...

Local Reporters, COMMUNITY
 
Published date : 14 Dec 2016

Mid Fife and Glenrothes MSP has written to the Post Office asking for a reassurance about the future of postal services Lundin Links after the company announced that the village post office will close in January.

Ms Gilruth received a letter from Network Operations Manager, Graham Turnock which stated that the...

COMMUNITY
 
Published date : 13 Dec 2016

MSP for Mid Fife and Glenrothes Jenny Gilruth has applauded the rise in teacher numbers across Fife.

The rise has been driven by efforts by the Scottish Government to increase teacher numbers through initiatives such as the Attainment Scotland Fund.

Numbers of teachers have risen from 50,717 to 50,970 across the country...

Local Reporters, EDUCATION
 
Published date : 09 Dec 2016

Jenny Gilruth, MSP for Mid Fife and Glenrothes is urging her constituents to find out how they can save on their energy bills through the use of smart meters from Smart Energy GB.

More than 3.5 million smart meters have already been installed and, by 2020, every home in Scotland and...

COMMUNITY
 
Published date : 07 Dec 2016

Mid Fife and Glenrothes MSP Jenny Gilruth has given her backing to environmental charity Keep Scotland Beautiful and the national campaign to clean up Scotland’s roadsides.

With 88% of Scottish adults agreeing that roadside litter creates a negative impression of Scotland, the campaign aims to tackle the behaviour which is ruining...

Local Reporters, COMMUNITY
 
Published date : 07 Dec 2016

Three pupils from Thornton Primary School have been announced as the winners of MSP Jenny Gilruth's Christmas card competition.

The Mid Fife and Glenrothes SNP politician received lots of creative cards featuring fantastic festive artwork however the three selected to be used as her official constituency Christmas cards featured the new...

Local Reporters
 
Published date : 06 Dec 2016

Mid Fife and Glenrothes MSP Jenny Gilruth has lodged a Parliamentary Motion in support of the dedicated efforts of local groups in helping to reduce smoking across her constituency and beyond.

Ms Gilruth's motion reads: That the Parliament congratulates everyone at A Life Explored on its national recognition at the Tobacco...

Local Reporters, HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE, COMMUNITY, LOCAL GROUPS
 
Published date : 06 Dec 2016

Mid Fife and Glenrothes MSP Jenny Gilruth met with members of the Marie Curie Glenrothes Fundraising Group at their Christmas meeting at Robertson Fine Art Cafe to learn all about the vital work they do throughout the region.

As the local face of Marie Curie’s fundraising team, group members donate their...

Local Reporters, COMMUNITY, LOCAL GROUPS
 
Published date : 01 Dec 2016

Mid Fife and Glenrothes MSP Jenny Gilruth has welcomed new figures released by Police Scotland which show a significant decrease in crime levels in Fife.

The statistics, from the Your View Counts public survey, cover the period between April and September 2016 and show a drop of 159 crimes compared to...

Local Reporters
 
Published date : 01 Dec 2016

Mid Fife and Glenrothes MSP Jenny Gilruth met with HIV Scotland CEO George Valiotis and community activists Cathy Crawford and Stephen Duffy to pledge her support to World Aids Day which takes place today (1st December).

The event's purpose is to encourage people all over the world to remember the 35...

Local Reporters
 
Published date : 01 Dec 2016

Mid Fife and Glenrothes MSP Jenny Gilruth has welcomed an announcement by NHS Fife that nearly 90 new nurses have been appointed as part of a drive to boost staffing numbers across the Kingdom.

As part of an event hosted by the Board’s Director of Nursing, Helen Paterson, the new recruits...

Local Reporters, HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE, COMMUNITY
 
Published date : 30 Nov 2016

A motion was lodged in the Scottish Parliament today by Mid Fife and Glenrothes MSP Jenny Gilruth in praise of the young people in her constituency who took part in the Get into Retail youth employment initiative.

The programme, run by the Prince’s Trust is based within Asda’s Glenrothes store.

Ms Gilruth’s...

Local Reporters
 
Published date : 29 Nov 2016

People across Fife are being urged to look after their health this winter with a few simple steps that can help to avoid illness and take the pressure off busy NHS Scotland services over the festive holidays.

The advice is being shared as part of the national 'Be Healthwise' campaign, launched...

Local Reporters
 
Published date : 29 Nov 2016

Mid Fife and Glenrothes MSP Jenny Gilruth swapped politics for pizza making and cheese-cutting among other supermarket duties when she took part in a work shadowing event at Sainsbury’s Leven.

Ms Gilruth was invited along to the store to learn more about the work carried out both on the shop floor...

Local Reporters
 
Published date : 24 Nov 2016

Mid Fife and Glenrothes MSP Jenny Gilruth has praised the work of Fife College and Fife-based care provider, A Life Explored after she presented them both with national awards at the Scottish Parliament for their work in tackling harm caused by tobacco.

These awards are part of Scotland’s Charter for a...

Local Reporters
 
Published date : 23 Nov 2016

Mid Fife and Glenrothes MSP Jenny Gilruth has spoken of her concern after a school in her constituency was targeted by criminals for the second time this month.

Police are seeking two men who forced entry to Pitcoudie Primary School shortly after 7am on Sunday and stole nine laptops totaling around £8,100.

Ms...

Local Reporters
 
Published date : 22 Nov 2016

Mid Fife and Glenrothes MSP Jenny Gilruth is urging anyone who may have information about the theft of a Glenrothes scout group’s trailer to get in touch with the police.

The trailer, belonging to the 91st Scout Group, went missing from its base at the Jubilee Centre in Stenton on Wednesday 9...

Local Reporters
 
Published date : 18 Nov 2016

Jenny Gilruth MSP for Mid Fife and Glenrothes has lodged a motion in Scottish Parliament in recognition of Cadham Pharmacy in Glenrothes which recently scooped two accolades in the Scottish Pharmacy Awards.

Kara Brown won Pharmacy Manager of the Year and the entire Cadham Pharmacy team, led by Bernadette Brown, received...

Local Reporters
 
Published date : 16 Nov 2016

Constituents interested in finding out more about the Edinburgh Airport Draft Masterplan Consultation which is ongoing until December 23 can do so by visiting this link on Edinburgh Airport’s website: www.edinburghairport.com/about-us/airport-expansion

When completed, the document will replace the existing Masterplan which was published in 2011 (also available on the Airport’s website).

The...

Local Reporters
 
Published date : 16 Nov 2016

Fifth year pupils in Fife who earned six or more As or Bs in their S4 qualifications are being invited to apply for an exciting educational exchange opportunity in America in Summer 2017!

The initiative, ran by the Sutton Trust U.S Program, is centred on a one-week summer school at a...

Local Reporters
 
Published date : 15 Nov 2016

During a discussion at today's Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee about the Scottish Government's draft budget for 2017-18 Jenny Gilruth MSP for Mid Fife and Glenrothes asked the panel whether or not the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA) had worked with Education Scotland before, specifically with regards to...

Local Reporters
 
Published date : 15 Nov 2016

Jenny Gilruth, MSP for Mid Fife and Glenrothes recently spoke at the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) debate at the Scottish Parliament, highlighting the importance of the Scottish Government’s STEM Education and Training Strategy.

The STEM Strategy aims to help close the attainment gap and upskill the next generation in...

Local Reporters
 
Published date : 11 Nov 2016

Mid Fife and Glenrothes MSP Jenny Gilruth has encouraged local groups across Fife to apply to the Centenary Memorials Restoration Fund (CMRF) to renovate their local war memorials.

CMRF is a £1 million fund, launched by former First Minister Alex Salmond in 2013, to help communities across Scotland undertake necessary repair...

Local Reporters
 
Published date : 09 Nov 2016

Mid Fife and Glenrothes MSP Jenny Gilruth MSP has backed calls from a national debt advice charity for the Financial Conduct Authority to tighten regulations around the payday loan market.

This follows a report published by StepChange Debt Charity, the UK’s largest debt advice charity, which found that regulations had “not...

Local Reporters
 
Published date : 08 Nov 2016

Jenny Gilruth MSP would like to make her constituents aware of a special LGBT fundraising event happening on Friday 25th November.

The Fife Rainbow Gala has been organised by the wonderful Pink Saltire charity with support from Big Lottery Fund and the Fife Charities Trust to celebrate diversity and inclusion across Fife.

It...

Local Reporters
 
Published date : 04 Nov 2016

Families across Fife are set to benefit from £250,000 of additional funding to keep their homes warm this winter, the Scottish Government has announced.

Housing associations and councils in Scotland will be given a share of a £9 million national fund to help improve the housing of those most in need,...

Local Reporters
 
Published date : 04 Nov 2016

Mid Fife and Glenrothes MSP Jenny Gilruth has praised the work of NHS Fife health board’s orthopaedic surgery team for becoming the first health board in Scotland (excluding the Golden Jubilee Hospital in Glasgow) to complete five hip replacements in a day, with the standard generally being less than four.

Ms...

Local Reporters
 
Published date : 03 Nov 2016

Mid Fife and Glenrothes MSP Jenny Gilruth is advising her constituents to ‘get ready for winter’ by ensuring they are taking advantage of free help and support with energy bills.

The MSP is backing efforts by Scottish Gas, one of the largest energy suppliers in Moray and Scotland, who provide a...

Local Reporters
 
Published date : 03 Nov 2016

Mid Fife and Glenrothes MSP Jenny Gilruth has challenged her opposition counterparts to explain why they have voted in favour of repealing an anti-sectarian law which is supported by the vast majority of people across Scotland.

Opposition MSPs voted for a Tory motion calling on the Scottish Government to repeal the...

Local Reporters
 
Published date : 02 Nov 2016

Jenny Gilruth, MSP for Mid Fife and Glenrothes has praised the work of the Safe Drive Stay Alive roadshow which returns to Rothes Halls tomorrow (2nd November).

The campaign, run by Fife Community Safety Partnership annually stages a thought-provoking show to deliver an important message to young drivers across Fife about...

Local Reporters
 
Published date : 31 Oct 2016

Mid Fife and Glenrothes MSP Jenny Gilruth today welcomed the new Scottish Living Wage rate of £8.45 an hour and encouraged more employers in her constituency to sign up as Accredited Living Wage Employers.

The Scottish Living Wage, calculated to meet the cost of living, is reviewed every year based on...

Local Reporters
 
Published date : 25 Oct 2016

Jenny Gilruth MSP has this week responded with relief to news that Fife Council is to reverse its previous position and provide free bus passes for pupils travelling from Windygates the new Levenmouth Academy.

Up until now it had been the case that, due to the fact much of Windygates lies...

Local Reporters
 
Published date : 30 Sep 2016

Mid Fife and Glenrothes MSP, Jenny Gilruth, today used her first Scottish Parliament Members’ Business debate to highlight the importance of mental health education in terms of closing the attainment gap and improving the lives of youngsters in Mid Fife and Glenrothes and throughout Scotland.

She chose to raise the issue...

Local Reporters
 
Published date : 30 Sep 2016

 Jenny Gilruth MSP this week hailed the work of Macmillan Cancer Support after attending coffee mornings across her Constituency, as part of the World’s Biggest Coffee morning event.

The Mid Fife & Glenrothes MSP lodged a Parliamentary motion last week on behalf of MacMillan Cancer Support.

Speaking after the coffee morning, commenting...

Local Reporters
 
Published date : 20 Sep 2016

Jenny Gilruth, MSP for Mid Fife and Glenrothes, 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.

Jenny Gilruth MSP joined fellow...

Local Reporters
 
Published date : 20 Sep 2016

Scotland’s progress on climate change risks being rolled back by a Tory Brexit, SNP MSP for Mid Fife and Glenrothes, Jenny Gilruth, has warned. The MSP, who is a member of the Parliament’s Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform committee, was speaking as Scotland marks its national Climate Week, which...

Local Reporters
 
Published date : 13 Sep 2016

Jenny Gilruth MSP and David Torrance MSP this week visited the Levenmouth Foodbank in Methil to see first-hand the work done by volunteers at the Foodbank and to hear from organisers the issues being faced by those using the Foodbank’s services

Jenny Gilruth MSP, whose constituency of Mid Fife...

Local Reporters
 
Published date : 07 Sep 2016

Jenny Gilruth MSP, Constituency MSP For Mid Fife & Glenrothes today (Wed 7th September) raised the issue of the upgrade of the A92 and the Levenmouth Railway during a debate on the Scottish Government’s Programme for Government where the MSP outlined the importance of infrastructure and connectivity, particularly for communities...

Local Reporters
 
Published date : 05 Sep 2016

Jenny Gilruth MSP praised the support available for Fife residents living with a terminal illness and their families as she met with representatives from Marie Curie, the terminal illness charity.

At a meeting with Marie Curie staff on 26 August 2016 the Mid Fife and Glenrothes MSP discussed her support for...

Local Reporters
 
Published date : 02 Sep 2016

Mid Fife & Glenrothes MSP, Jenny Gilruth, this week paid a visit to Peek-a-Boo Nursery in Markinch to present them with a £500 cheque as their prize for winning the Great Glenrothes Hippo Parade organised by the Kingdom Shopping Centre.

Youngsters at schools and nurseries throughout the local area...

Local Reporters
 
Published date : 01 Sep 2016

Homelands Trust-Fife, a charitable trust based in Lundin Links which provides fully accessible self-catering holiday apartments for those with disabilities and illness, has been congratulated on its success by local MP, Stephen Gethins and MSP Jenny Gilruth.

During a recent visit to Homelands and its community-use Paxton Centre, both...

East Fife Mail, Glenrothes Gazette, St Andrews Citizen, Courier (Fife)
 
Published date : 01 Sep 2016

Mid Fife and Glenrothes MSP, Jenny Gilruth, was last week joined by Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Jobs and Fair Work, Keith Brown, on a visit to the Diageo in Leven. The plant employs around 1000 workers making it one of the largest employers in Fife.

The pair met with...

Local Reporters
 
Published date : 01 Sep 2016

Mid Fife and Glenrothes MSP, Jenny Gilruth has today given her support to local pharmacist, Naseem Sadiq, whose pharmacy, Dears in Glenrothes, is in the running for a national award.

Having won the Scottish regional final of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s ‘I Love My Phramacy’ Award, Dears Pharmacy is...

Local Reporters
 
Published date : 18 Aug 2016

Mid Fife and Glenrothes MSP, Jenny Gilruth, has raised concerns over the gender gap in those chosen to lead Fife’s High Schools. Across the 19 High Schools in Fife there are currently only 3 women in Headteacher roles.

In June, the MSP and Parliamentary Liaison Officer for Education raised...

Local Reporters
 
Published date : 12 Aug 2016

Mid Fife & Glenrothes MSP Jenny Gilruth this week met with Addaction Fife at their new premises in the Greig Institute in Leven. Jenny met with Project Manager Gareth Balmer and long serving volunteer Jim Henderson, ahead of International Overdose Awareness Day at the end of August.

Across Fife...

Local Reporters
 
Published date : 12 Aug 2016

Mid Fife and Glenrothes MSP, Jenny Gilruth, yesterday praised the range of local artistic talent on display at Glenrothes Art Club’s annual exhibition. The MSP met with local artists, club president Lilian Sloan and Chief Inspector Steven Hamilton at the official annual exhibition opening on Saturday afternoon.

Congratulating those...

Local Reporters
 
Published date : 26 Jul 2016

This week Jenny Gilruth MSP visited Dovecot Park bowling club who are hosting weekly fun days for children throughout the summer. Jenny met with club volunteers, members and youngsters participating in the morning’s fun activities. She also took up the chance to try her hand at the sport, taking on...

Local Reporters
 
Published date : 15 Jul 2016

New MSP for Mid Fife and Glenrothes, Jenny Gilruth, was delighted to attend the end of term Awards Ceremony at Glenrothes High School recently, where she presented a trophy and met with one of her own former teachers, Mrs McNeill, who is now the school Rector. Ms Gilruth previously praised...

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