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Published date : 18 Sep 2019

Jenny Gilruth, MSP for Mid Fife and Glenrothes added a dash of pink to her usual attire to support Breast Cancer Now’s wear it pink fundraiser, which takes place on Friday 18 October.

 

Ms Gilruth is calling for her constituents to join her, by signing...

Local Reporters, HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE, COMMUNITY, CHARITIES
 
Published date : 13 Sep 2019

Glenrothes MSP Jenny Gilruth today (13/09/19) visited local Warout Primary School to learn more about the success of the ‘Warout Warriors’.

 

Over the past year, several pupils from the primary school built and designed an electric car, with hopes of entering the...

Local Reporters
 
Published date : 12 Sep 2019

Jenny Gilruth MSP for Mid Fife and Glenrothes hosted her Marie Curie Blooming Great Tea Party in Coaltown of Balgonie Bowling Club last Friday.

 

The tea party, which ran in conjunction with the Glenrothes Marie Curie Fundraising Group, raised over £280 that will go directly towards helping...

Local Reporters, COMMUNITY, CHARITIES, LOCAL GROUPS
 
Published date : 10 Sep 2019

Mid Fife and Glenrothes MSP, Jenny Gilruth, has backed calls for a devolved migration policy for Scotland, warning that the UK Government’s “hostile environment” for migrants could cause damage to the economy and public services.

 

A report on Scotland’s Population Needs and...

Local Reporters, COMMUNITY, LOCAL GOV, RESERVED
 
Published date : 02 Sep 2019

Fife MSP Jenny Gilruth is leading a local beach clean in conjunction with the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) and volunteers at Lower Largo beach on Monday 23rd September 2019.

 

The MSP will join the citizen science project as part...

Local Reporters, COMMUNITY, LOCAL GROUPS, ENVIRONMENT
 
Published date : 30 Aug 2019

On Tuesday 27th August, Jenny Gilruth MSP hosted her public meeting with ScotRail Chief Executive, Alex Hynes, in Markinch.

 

Constituents joined the MSP in raising a variety of issues with local services directly to the Chief Executive, who has...

Local Reporters, COMMUNITY, LOCAL GOV, TRANSPORT
 
Published date : 29 Aug 2019

Glenrothes MSP, Jenny Gilruth, met with Transport Scotland and BEAR Scotland this week, for an update on planned improvements to the A92. The meeting follows the local politician’s involvement in the A92 campaign, alongside North Glenrothes Community Council. 

 

The meeting focused...

Local Reporters, COMMUNITY, LOCAL GOV, TRANSPORT
 
Published date : 28 Aug 2019

Jenny Gilruth MSP has recently announced plans to host her own Marie Curie Blooming Great Tea Party at Coaltown of Balgonie Bowling Club on Friday 6th September.

 

The tea party, which is being run in conjunction with the Glenrothes...

Local Reporters, COMMUNITY, CHARITIES
 
Published date : 23 Aug 2019

Glenrothes MSP, Jenny Gilruth, has today (23rd August) taken part in the "Give a day to policing" scheme that allows Members of the Scottish Parliament a first-hand look at policing in their local area. The day featured an intensive itinerary which allowed Jenny to experience the different aspects...

Local Reporters, East Fife Mail, Glenrothes Gazette, St Andrews Citizen, Courier (Fife)
 
Published date : 19 Aug 2019

REPORT FINDS ELDERLY IN UK SUFFER THE WORST POVERTY RATE IN WESTERN EUROPE


Mid Fife and Glenrothes MSP, Jenny Gilruth, has warned the Tory government against increasing the state pension age, which would have dire and disproportionate consequences in Fife and across...

Local Reporters, RESERVED
 
Published date : 16 Aug 2019

Jenny Gilruth MSP has today announced plans for a public meeting with ScotRail’s Chief Executive, Alex Hynes, on Tuesday 27 August from 6.00 pm at Drummonds Hotel in Markinch.

The MSP has organised the meeting in response to complaints from her constituents regarding the Fife Circle and services from Markinch to...

Local Reporters, East Fife Mail, Glenrothes Gazette, Courier (Fife)
 
Published date : 15 Aug 2019

Leven’s MSP, Jenny Gilruth, this week joined Scottish Government Minister for Trade, Investment & Innovation, Ivan McKee MSP, on a visit to Diageo’s Leven packaging plant to present the company’s top global manufacturing award to the team there.

 

The local MSP and the...

Local Reporters, LOCAL BUSINESS, AWARDS
 
Published date : 13 Aug 2019

Mid Fife and Glenrothes MSP Jenny Gilruth recently paid a visit to Glenrothes based charity Includem, to find out more about their work as a youth support charity.

 

Ms Gilruth stopped off to meet some the charity’s staff and the young people they support at their Fife...

Local Reporters, EDUCATION, COMMUNITY, LOCAL GROUPS
 
Published date : 08 Aug 2019

LEVEN’S RAILWAY SET TO RETURN AFTER 50 YEARS

 

TRANSPORT SECRETARY COMES TO TOWN FOR HISTORIC ANNOUNCEMENT

 

Leven’s MSP, Jenny Gilruth, has today welcomed the announcement from Scottish Government Transport Secretary, Michael Matheson MSP, that the town’s railway is set to return after half...

Local Reporters, COMMUNITY, LOCAL GOV, ENVIRONMENT, TRANSPORT
 
Published date : 07 Aug 2019

Jenny Gilruth MSP recently paid a visit to Addaction, in Leven, to meet with members of staff and those who the service has helped.

 

The MSP was walked through the wide range of services available at Addaction – from 1:1 assessments to the overdose prevention work they...

Local Reporters, HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE, COMMUNITY
 
Published date : 05 Aug 2019

Mid Fife and Glenrothes MSP Jenny Gilruth was delighted meet with children, youth workers and volunteers at the Auchmuty holiday club recently.

 

Last year, the summer activity club was given the green light with support of the Big Lottery Fund Scotland...

Local Reporters, COMMUNITY, LOCAL GROUPS, LOCAL GOV
 
Published date : 02 Aug 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

2nd August 2019

An estimated 32,100 children in 19,000 families across Fife are expected to benefit from the Scottish Government’s ground breaking anti-poverty payment, it has been revealed.

The Scottish Child Payment will be worth £10 per child for low-income families by the end of 2022, with introduction...

Local Reporters, East Fife Mail, Glenrothes Gazette, Courier (Fife)
 
Published date : 01 Aug 2019

The Scottish Welfare Fund made 1,840 payments to people in Fife in the last financial year, new figures show.

 

A total of 1,840 Community Care Grants and 14,310 Crisis Grants were awarded in Fife over the year.

 

The money helped people...

Local Reporters, HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE, COMMUNITY, FINANCE & ECONOMY
 
Published date : 30 Jul 2019

Local MSP, Jenny Gilruth, recently joined a group of local volunteers in Markinch, in an endeavour to tackle the growing Himalayan Balsam problem in the area.

 

The politician joined members of the Markinch Heritage Group and volunteers from the Fife Coast & Countryside Trust for...

COMMUNITY, LOCAL GROUPS
 
Published date : 26 Jul 2019

Jenny Gilruth MSP has today (26th July) welcomed the announcement that the YMCA Glenrothes has been awarded a total of £171,75 by the National Lottery Community Fund.

 

The YMCA, which has been providing learning and leisure opportunities in the local community for over 60 years. ...

HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE, COMMUNITY, CHARITIES, HOUSING
 
Published date : 22 Jul 2019

Glenrothes MSP, Jenny Gilruth, recently paid a visit to Auchmuty and Dovecot Tenants and Residents Association (ADTRA) to present them with a Parliamentary motion celebrating their funding award from the National Lottery Community Fund Scotland.

The funding award of £111,682 will allow the group to increase the opening hours of the community flat...

Local Reporters, Glenrothes Gazette, Courier (Fife)
 
Published date : 18 Jul 2019

Fife politicians, Jenny Gilruth MSP and Stepehen Gethins MP have praised the launch of Largo Arts Week, which starts officially tomorrow. The local representatives were attending a sneak-preview of the arts week, meeting with the Chairman and members of the steering group in Lower Largo.

Local Reporters, COMMUNITY, LOCAL GROUPS, LOCAL BUSINESS
 
Published date : 17 Jul 2019

Glenrothes MSP Jenny Gilruth has offered her congratulations to the organisers of this year’s Family Fun Day at Gilvenbank Park. 

 

The event, which was run by North Glenrothes Community Council in conjunction with the 89th Fife Scouts, Go Glenrothes and Fife Migrants...

COMMUNITY
 
Published date : 15 Jul 2019

SNP MSP Jenny Gilruth has hailed the latest NHS figures that show NHS dentist registrations have rocketed under the SNP – with 113% more adults registered in Fife since 2007.

                                                                                                                                                                                                     

The number of children in the Fife registered with an...

HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE, COMMUNITY
 
Published date : 12 Jul 2019

Glenrothes MSP, Jenny Gilruth, paid a visit to the Citizen’s Advice and Rights Fife (CARF) in Glenrothes recently, to meet with the senior staff and learn more about the valuable role the organisation plays in income maximisation within the local community.

 

COMMUNITY, LOCAL GROUPS, LOCAL GOV
 
Published date : 11 Jul 2019

27.9% OF GLENRORTHES CHILDREN HIT BY TWO-CHILD CAP 

THE TOWN IS ONE OF 3 SCOTTISH CONSTITUENCIES WORST AFFECTED 

MSP – TORY GOVERNMENT MUST SCRAP ‘HEARTLESS POLICY’

11th July 2019

Local Reporters, HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE, COMMUNITY, FINANCE & ECONOMY
 
Published date : 24 Jun 2019

Jenny Gilruth, SNP MSP for Mid Fife and Glenrothes has today (Monday) welcomed the announcement that children and families will benefit from £3 million in funding to deliver community-based out-of-school care.

The announcement comes ahead of a Parliamentary statement this week on tackling child poverty. The new Access to Childcare...

Local Reporters, East Fife Mail, Glenrothes Gazette, Courier (Fife), EDUCATION, COMMUNITY
 
Published date : 17 Jun 2019

Jenny Gilruth Member of the Scottish Parliament for Mid Fife and Glenrothes constituency is joining Marie Curie’s call to throw a Blooming Great Tea Party and raise money to support people living with a terminal illness and their loved ones. 

Jenny Gilruth MSP...

Local Reporters, East Fife Mail, Glenrothes Gazette, Courier (Fife)
 
Published date : 17 Jun 2019

19,197 OVER 75s TO LOSE OUT IN FIFE

Jenny Gilruth, the SNP MSP for Mid Fife and Glenrothes has challenged local Tory MSP Murdo Fraser to get behind calls to stop free TV licences for over-75s being scrapped, after Tory leaders refused to sign a cross-party letter criticising the plans.

Figures revealed that 19,197 of people in Fife will be hit by the Tory government’s...

Local Reporters, East Fife Mail, Glenrothes Gazette, Courier (Fife)
 
Published date : 13 Jun 2019

Jenny Gilruth, the Member of the Scottish Parliament for Mid Fife and Glenrothes has today (Thursday) welcomed the huge funding boost given to Auchmuty and Dovecot Tenants and Residents Association (ADTRA) by the National Lottery Community Fund Scotland. The funding award of £111,682 will allow the group...

Local Reporters, East Fife Mail, Glenrothes Gazette, Courier (Fife), CHARITIES
 
Published date : 10 Jun 2019

Disabled people in Fife have successfully appealed against a decision to deny them benefits 1,140 times – prompting calls for a fresh review of the DWP assessment and appeals process. 

Figures obtained under freedom of information laws show 1,140 assessments for Personal Independence Payments (PIP) have been successfully challenged by people in Fife since April 2013.

There were a total of 1,140 appeals...

Local Reporters, East Fife Mail, Glenrothes Gazette, St Andrews Citizen, Courier (Fife)
 
Published date : 07 Jun 2019

SNP APPROACH TO JUSTICE WORKING FOR COMMUNITIES

For Immediate Release - Friday 7th June 2019

New analysis has revealed that serious violent crime has fallen by 5% in Fife in a decade.

Police recorded crime figures have revealed that serious assault and attempted murder cases fell by 5%...

Local Reporters, East Fife Mail, Glenrothes Gazette, Courier (Fife), JUSTICE
 
Published date : 06 Jun 2019

SNP MSPS PRESSING FOR ONGING IMPROVEMENTS DOWN THE LINE

Fife SNP MSPs last week (Wednesday 29 May), met with the Scottish Government’s Transport Secretary, Michael Matheson, to discuss improvements in the standard of rail services in Fife.

Shirley-Anne Somerville,...

Local Reporters, East Fife Mail, Glenrothes Gazette
 
Published date : 30 May 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

30th May 2019

 

SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT FUNDING MAKING A DIFFERENCE AT GLENROTHES HIGH SCHOOL

MSP CELEBRATES NURTURE ROOM’S FIRST BIRTHDAY AT LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL

Last week Glenrothes MSP, Jenny Gilruth, paid a visit to Glenrothes High School’s “The Glen” nurture room to celebrate the first anniversary of the new initiative.

“The Glen” is Glenrothes High School’s...

Local Reporters, Glenrothes Gazette, EDUCATION
 
Published date : 24 May 2019

Local charity Fife Gingerbread have been successful in securing over £66,000 worth of funding from the Big Lottery.

 

The organisation will use their funding from the scheme to continue delivering the Fife Teen Parent Project (FTP).  The project aims to improve the...

HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE, COMMUNITY, LOCAL GROUPS, AWARDS
 
Published date : 21 May 2019

Jenny Gilruth MSP has called on voters in Mid-Fife and Glenrothes to back the SNP to stop Brexit and save Scotland’s place in Europe, ahead of the EU elections on Thursday.

 

With under 48 hours until the polls open, the SNP has...

COMMUNITY, LOCAL GOV
 
Published date : 21 May 2019

Over the past ten years, CashBack for Communities has invested £2,820,681 into the local Fife community.  Phase 5 of the initiative is now open for applications until 28th June.

 

The unique Scottish Government Programme takes funds recovered through the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 and invests them...

COMMUNITY, CHARITIES, LOCAL GROUPS, LOCAL BUSINESS, LOCAL GOV
 
Published date : 20 May 2019

STOP BREXIT TO PROTECT NHS IN FIFE

TRUMP TRADE DEAL AND HIT TO STAFF AND MEDICINES MUST BE AVERTED

The European election is a chance to stop Brexit and protect...

Local Reporters, East Fife Mail, Glenrothes Gazette, Courier (Fife), HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE
 
Published date : 17 May 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

17th May 2019

SNP MSP Jenny Gilruth has called on voters in Mid Fife and Glenrothes to back the SNP as the “only party in Scotland who can stop Brexit” ahead of Thursday’s European election.

The SNP’s manifesto was launched today (Friday) setting out the party’s key pledges in the election.

The 5,000-word document...

Local Reporters, East Fife Mail, Glenrothes Gazette, Courier (Fife)
 
Published date : 17 May 2019

 

Mid-Fife and Glenrothes MSP Jenny Gilruth today (17th May) visited the recently opened Chandlers Attic gift shop in Kinglassie.

 

Launched at the end of March this year, the enterprise centres around owner Catherine’s TabeScent candle business and the work of a large range...

COMMUNITY, LOCAL BUSINESS
 
Published date : 17 May 2019

Transport Scotland have today (Friday 17th May) published the final report of the Preliminary Options Appraisal regarding the Levenmouth Sustainable Transport Study.  The report includes re-opening the Leven rail link to passengers and freight as one of the potential options.

 

COMMUNITY, LOCAL GROUPS, LOCAL GOV, TRANSPORT
 
Published date : 16 May 2019

Mid-Fife and Glenrothes MSP, Jenny Gilruth, recently paid a visit to the local Fife Maggie’s centre at Victoria Hospital, to commend all the staff and their vital work and to learn more about the positive impact that the Maggie’s centre has across Fife.

 

 

‘Maggie’s’ Centres began in...

HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE, CHARITIES
 
Published date : 16 May 2019

Glenrothes MSP, Jenny Gilruth, this week marked the 21st Birthday of the town’s Home-Start charity in the Scottish Parliament. 

 

The local MSP held a members’ debate in the parliament chamber and sponsored a parliamentary reception on behalf of the charity. 

 

In the past year alone, Home-Start...

HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE, COMMUNITY, CHARITIES, LOCAL GROUPS, HOUSING
 
Published date : 16 May 2019

SNP CALLS FOR WILLIE RENNIE TO DISTANCE HIMSELF FROM VINCE CABLE

 

The SNP has called on Willie Rennie to come forward with a “clear and concrete statement” to distance his party from the UK Lib Dem leader, Vince Cable, who has called for an end...

EDUCATION
 
Published date : 13 May 2019
Mid Fife and Glenrothes MSP, Jenny Gilruth, today joined the local ‘Bums off Seats’ walking group on a trail around the Leven area as part of Active Fife’s May Walking Challenge.
 
The May Walking Challenge runs in conjunction with the ‘Bums off Seats’ walking group and this year the target is...
Local Reporters, East Fife Mail, Courier (Fife), COMMUNITY
 
Published date : 10 May 2019

Edinburgh, Fife and Tayside would be worse hit than any other part of the UK by Labour’s proposed Brexit deal, stunning new analysis has found.

 

A new report has warned that all regions will end up poorer if the UK...

COMMUNITY, LOCAL GOV, FINANCE & ECONOMY
 
Published date : 09 May 2019

Mid-Fife and Glenrothes MSP, Jenny Gilruth, visited Pitcoudie Primary School last Monday (29th April) to present the Headteacher and Primary 7 pupils with the parliamentary motion she lodged the week previously about a gardening project undertaken at a local care home.

Recently, a group of...

EDUCATION
 
Published date : 02 May 2019

755 families in Fife received a payment of £600 following the birth of their first child, and £300 on the birth of any siblings, thanks to the Scottish Government’s Best Start Grant scheme.

 

Since opening for applications in December, nearly 10,000 low income families...

HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE, COMMUNITY, LOCAL GOV
 
Published date : 30 Apr 2019

On Friday (26th April) the local MSP for Mid-Fife and Glenrothes, Jenny Gilruth, visited Parkhill Primary School in Leven to meet with various pupil groups to discuss politics, the local Leven community and her role as MSP. The local MSP committed to meet with pupil councils in her...

EDUCATION, COMMUNITY
 
Published date : 29 Apr 2019

Glenrothes MSP Jenny Gilruth has today (29th April) visited the newly opened Parkinson’s Café in Glenrothes.

Launched by Parkinson’s UK, the café is running as a trial by the charity – offering a new style of support for people and families affected by Parkinson’s.  The café is being run by 2...

Local Reporters, Glenrothes Gazette, CHARITIES, LOCAL GROUPS
 
Published date : 26 Apr 2019

Local MSP, Jenny Gilruth, has called for re-assurances that local bank branches will remain open in Mid-Fife and Glenrothes, after concerns over the number of banks and building societies which have closed across the country were raised. 

 

A Which? study revealed that...

COMMUNITY, FINANCE & ECONOMY
 
Published date : 25 Apr 2019

On Tuesday (23rd April), Mid-Fife and Glenrothes MSP, Jenny Gilruth, hosted a reception in The Scottish Parliament to mark the 70th anniversary of the Mental Health Foundation.

 

A recent Mental Health Foundation campaign outlined several recommendations for The Scottish Government going forward.  The campaign focused...

Local Reporters, East Fife Mail, Glenrothes Gazette, Courier (Fife), HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE, CHARITIES, LOCAL GROUPS
 
Published date : 23 Apr 2019

Levenmouth MSP, Jenny Gilruth, has today (22nd April) announced her plan to organise a beach clean in Leven. The local politician has done so in response to growing concerns from the local community about litter in Leven. 

 

Jenny Gilruth MSP has invited Scottish Government Environment Minister,...

Local Reporters, East Fife Mail, Glenrothes Gazette, Courier (Fife)
 
Published date : 19 Apr 2019
This week Glenrothes MSP, Jenny Gilruth, joined Rainbow Nursery on their Easter Family Wellie Walk before taking part in some traditional egg rolling, ahead of Easter Sunday. The local politician joined the toddlers and staff as they walked along Boblinglen Way and on to Warout Stadium. 
 
Manager of Rainbow Nursery, Nikki...
Local Reporters, Glenrothes Gazette, Courier (Fife)
 
Published date : 12 Apr 2019

Mid-Fife and Glenrothes MSP, Jenny Gilruth this week visited a women’s refuge run by Fife Women’s Aid to raise awareness of National Stalking Awareness Week.

 

Last month the Scottish Crime and Justice Survey published figures confirming that more than...

Local Reporters, East Fife Mail, Glenrothes Gazette, Courier (Fife), HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE, COMMUNITY, CHARITIES, LOCAL GROUPS
 
Published date : 08 Apr 2019

Glenrothes MSP, Jenny Gilruth, was recently welcomed to Rimbleton Primary School, as part of an open day based around Developing the Young Workforce. Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) is the Scottish Government’s Youth Employment strategy to better prepare young people for the world of work and the school...

Local Reporters, East Fife Mail, Glenrothes Gazette, Courier (Fife), EDUCATION
 
Published date : 05 Apr 2019

JENNY GILRUTH MSP: “YOU WILL ALWAYS REMAIN WELCOME IN SCOTLAND”

 

SNP MSP Jenny Gilruth has made an impassioned plea to EU citizens living in Mid Fife and Glenrothes to stay in Scotland amid ongoing Brexit uncertainty.

 

This week First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, made a...

Local Reporters, East Fife Mail, Glenrothes Gazette, Courier (Fife), LOCAL GROUPS
 
Published date : 05 Apr 2019

Jenny Gilruth MSP has today welcomed the news from the British Heart Foundation that Fife Council has pledged to ensure every pupil is taught CPR in the classrooms before they leave secondary school. 

 

The Nation of Lifesavers campaign aims...

Local Reporters, East Fife Mail, Glenrothes Gazette, HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE
 
Published date : 05 Apr 2019

Leven’s MSP Jenny Gilruth this week met with Peter Brett Associates and Transport Scotland to discuss the progress on the Levenmouth Rail Link in the Scottish Parliament. The MSP called the meeting to seek assurances on behalf of her constituents. 

Transport Scotland confirmed that a full report will publish this month,...

Local Reporters, East Fife Mail, Courier (Fife), TRANSPORT
 
Published date : 01 Apr 2019

Jenny Gilruth MSP for Mid Fife & Glenrothes has backed calls from SNP MPs at Westminster for the UK Government to ensure the future of the Post Office network is secure.

 

The calls come as new figures reveal that Scotland is being...

Local Reporters, East Fife Mail, Glenrothes Gazette, St Andrews Citizen, Courier (Fife), RESERVED
 
Published date : 29 Mar 2019

Mid Fife and Glenrothes MSP, Jenny Gilruth has commended the staff in Accident and Emergency at the Victoria Hospital. The Fife politician was commenting following a visit to meet with the A&E staff on Friday  29th  March. 

 

The MSP met with General Manager Miriam Watts,...

Local Reporters, East Fife Mail, Glenrothes Gazette, Courier (Fife), HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE
 
Published date : 29 Mar 2019

New figures from the Scottish Parliament’s Information Centre (SPICe) show that the number of NHS Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service Staff (CAMHS) in Scotland has increased by 74% under the Scottish Government.

The total number of CAMHS staff in Scotland has increased from...

Local Reporters, East Fife Mail, Glenrothes Gazette, Courier (Fife), HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE, LOCAL GROUPS
 
Published date : 28 Mar 2019

New figures have revealed that 5212 families in Fife have benefitted from a Baby Box, as the Scottish Government announced a new design in time for Mother’s Day.

 

Across the country, over 80,000 Baby Boxes have been delivered since April 2017.  

 

The new Baby...

Local Reporters, East Fife Mail, Glenrothes Gazette, Courier (Fife), HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE, COMMUNITY, AWARDS
 
Published date : 25 Mar 2019

 

NI REGISTRATIONS FOR OVERSEAS WORKERS DROPS BY 803 SINCE 2015   

 

Jenny Gilruth,  MSP for Mid Fife & Glenrothes, has said that the Tories’ “narrow-minded Brexit rhetoric” is to blame for a fall in the number of overseas workers coming to Scotland, and warned that this may...

Local Reporters, East Fife Mail, Glenrothes Gazette, St Andrews Citizen, RESERVED
 
Published date : 22 Mar 2019

Both Glenrothes and Kennoway’s Men’s Sheds have been recognised in the Scottish Parliament. Local MSP, Jenny Gilruth, praised the organisations in a debate in the Parliament Chamber, which focused on Men’s Sheds. 

 

The idea of ‘Men’s Sheds’ originated in...

Local Reporters, East Fife Mail, Glenrothes Gazette, Courier (Fife), COMMUNITY
 
Published date : 22 Mar 2019

CALL TO DITCH POLICIES WHICH THREATEN PENSIONSERS

 

The SNP has challenged a DWP minister to “protect Scots’ pensions” against Tory cuts and scrap the “ridiculous” cuts to pension credits - which were sneaked out on the evening of Theresa May’s first humiliating Brexit deal defeat.

 

Local Reporters, East Fife Mail, Glenrothes Gazette, Courier (Fife), RESERVED
 
Published date : 18 Mar 2019

 

Glenrothes MSP, Jenny Gilruth, today (Monday, 18th March) paid a visit to Cadham Pharmacy to meet with local pharmacist practitioner, Bernadette Brown. 

 

The asthma pilot is an NHS Fife initiative. Every day in the UK three people die from Asthma - two out of three of those...

Local Reporters, East Fife Mail, Glenrothes Gazette, Courier (Fife), HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE, COMMUNITY
 
Published date : 14 Mar 2019

That the Parliament congratulates Blair Hendry from Glenrothes on being a fully qualified electrician after completing his Modern Apprenticeship 18 months ago, and is now encouraging others to follow in his footsteps; understands that Blair won the award for Best Apprentice of the Year in 2018...

Local Reporters, East Fife Mail, Glenrothes Gazette, AWARDS
 
Published date : 14 Mar 2019

That the Parliament congratulates everyone who took part in a danceathon at the Glenrothes care home, Woodside Court, which raised £1,000 for a sensory garden and the residents’ Comfort Fund by dancing for four hours; notes that Marion Leslie, the wellbeing coordinator at the care home,...

Local Reporters, East Fife Mail, Glenrothes Gazette, Courier (Fife), HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE, MOTIONS, AWARDS
 
Published date : 14 Mar 2019

That the Parliament congratulates Home Start Glenrothes, which is celebrating its 21st anniversary in 2019; welcomes the support that it has provided over the years to help families with young children build better lives; notes that it supports between 60 and 70 families at any...

Local Reporters, East Fife Mail, Glenrothes Gazette, Courier (Fife), HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE, MOTIONS, CHARITIES, LOCAL GROUPS, AWARDS
 
Published date : 14 Mar 2019

Leven MSP, Jenny Gilruth, has secured an update from the Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Michael Matheson MSP, on the Levenmouth sustainable transport study in the Scottish Parliament. The study was commissioned by the Scottish Government, following Jenny Gilruth MSP’s members’ debate in the Scottish Parliament in 2017....

Local Reporters, East Fife Mail, Glenrothes Gazette, Courier (Fife), TRANSPORT
 
Published date : 14 Mar 2019

That the Parliament congratulates the Auchmuty High School pupil, Mia Martin, on being recognised for her artistic talent at the RSA Schools Art Awards; understands that Mia was named the junior winner in the Regional East category; notes that the awards ceremony in the RSA Galleries...

Local Reporters, East Fife Mail, Glenrothes Gazette, Courier (Fife), EDUCATION, MOTIONS
 
Published date : 14 Mar 2019

That the Parliament welcomes the news of a new Parkinson’s Café being launched in Glenrothes on 25 March 2019 by Parkinson’s UK, which will be a new style of support for people and families affected by Parkinson’s; understands that it offers an opportunity for people to...

Local Reporters, East Fife Mail, Glenrothes Gazette, Courier (Fife), HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE
 
Published date : 12 Mar 2019

New figures released by the Scottish Government estimate that businesses across Foife will save £1.9m thanks to a Scottish Government policy to protect small businesses.   

 

The Scottish Government’s decision to...

Local Reporters, East Fife Mail, Glenrothes Gazette, Courier (Fife), LOCAL BUSINESS
 
Published date : 08 Mar 2019

LOCAL MSP VISITS GLENROTHES APPRENTICES

Today (Friday 8th March) Glenrothes MSP Jenny Gilruth paid a visit to DPS Group’s headquarters in Glenrothes to meet apprentices as part of Skills Development Scotland’s Modern Apprenticeship Week 2019.

 

DPS is a leading provider of smart solutions to manufacturing industries,...

Local Reporters, East Fife Mail, Glenrothes Gazette, Courier (Fife), LOCAL BUSINESS
 
Published date : 05 Mar 2019

GLENROTHES SCHOOL PRAISED FOR TACKLING ENGINEERING GENDER GAP

A Glenrothes Primary school has been praised for inspiring the next generation of engineers. The town’s MSP, Jenny Gilruth, was speaking as she paid a visit to Pitteuchar East Primary School and Nursery on Friday, following the School’s STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and...

Glenrothes Gazette, Courier (Fife), EDUCATION
 
Published date : 01 Mar 2019

Levenmouth MSPs, Jenny Gilruth & David Torrance, have welcome the opening of applications for the Local Rail Development Fund (LRDF).

It was announced that the fund is accepting new and renewed applications for a share of £1.3 million that will go towards development work for rail solutions to local transport issues,...

Local Reporters, East Fife Mail, Glenrothes Gazette, Courier (Fife), COMMUNITY, TRANSPORT
 
Published date : 28 Feb 2019

Mid Fife & Glenrothes MSP Jenny Gilruth has today joined Marie Curie staff and volunteers from across Scotland, including volunteer representatives from the Glenrothes Fundraising Group. The Great Daffodil Appeal takes place throughout March each year.

In Glenrothes in 2017/18 Marie Curie delivered 521 visits to 56 patients, which includes...

Local Reporters, East Fife Mail, Glenrothes Gazette, Courier (Fife), HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE, CHARITIES, LOCAL GROUPS
 
Published date : 27 Feb 2019

GLENROTHES HIGH SCHOOL CELEBRATED IN SCOTTISH PARLIAMENT

SCHOOL’S LGBTI GROUP HAILED BY TOWN’S MSP FOR ACTIVISM

Glenrothes High School’s approach to Inclusive Education has been praised in the Scottish Parliament, by Glenrothes MSP Jenny Gilruth. The Town’s MSP yesterday...

East Fife Mail, Glenrothes Gazette, Courier (Fife), EDUCATION, COMMUNITY
 
Published date : 22 Feb 2019

Fife MSP Jenny Gilruth has voted to back the Scottish Government’s budget for the coming financial year – securing a cash boost for the NHS while offering economic stability in the face of Tory Brexit chaos.

 

Despite Westminster cuts of almost £2 billion over the last...

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Published date : 21 Feb 2019

SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT WARNS OF 7% FALL IN GDP

 

The Scottish Government has warned that Fife will face economic shock and possible job losses in the event of a no-deal Brexit, with up to 19% of...

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Published date : 19 Feb 2019

Jenny Gilruth MSP has welcomed new figures showing unemployment has fallen in Fife  – as unemployment across Scotland falls to the lowest rate ever recorded.

 

Figures released by the Office for National Statistics show that Scotland’s employment rate for October to December 2018 fell...

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Published date : 13 Feb 2019

LOCAL RESIDENTS VINDICATED BY SEPA OVER BIOMASS NOISE COMPLAINTS

 

A group of local residents have been vindicated over noise complaints relating to the RWE-owned Biomass Plant outside Markinch.

 

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Published date : 12 Feb 2019

 

BEST START GRANT PAYS OUT £2.7 MILLION IN FIRST TWO MONTHS

 

FAMILIES IN MID FIFE & GLENROTHES BENEFIT FROM SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT SUPPORT

 

Families in Mid Fife & Glenrothes have benefitted from £2.7 million paid through the Scottish Government’s new Best...

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Published date : 08 Feb 2019

GLENROTHES MSP WELCOMES NEW MARKS & SPENCER STORE

 

Today (Friday) Glenrothes MSP Jenny Gilruth paid a visit to the new M&S Foodhall in Glenrothes, which officially opened on Wednesday.

 

The new store employs 45 members of staff,...

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Published date : 08 Feb 2019

TORIES ATTACK “SMART JUSTICE” PLAN… BACKED BY TORIES

The Tories have been labelled “patently ridiculous” after attacking justice reforms in the same week such measures were backed by the UK government as “smart justice”.

The Scottish Government is extending a presumption against short...

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Published date : 07 Feb 2019

A report published this week by the Scottish Parliament’s Social Security Committee has called for the urgent reversal of UK government welfare cuts that have caused “significant damage” to the income of working Scots.

 

Introduced by the Tories in 2016, the working-age benefit freeze...

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Published date : 04 Feb 2019

FIFE’S PINK SALTIRE GOES TO HOLYROOD 

 

Fife MSP, Jenny Gilruth, this week (Thursday) welcomed Fife’s Pink Saltire to the Scottish Parliament, to mark the start of LGBT History month. The MSP hosted a parliamentary reception with a range of speakers including Scottish Government Equalities Minister,...

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Published date : 04 Feb 2019

Rothes Comic Con is set to take place for the third time in Glenrothes this summer. Suitable for heroes of all ages, Rothes Comic Con is a full day event packed with workshops, competitions and stalls selling everything from the latest brand names to original works of art.

 

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Published date : 01 Feb 2019

BUDGET GETS HOLYROOD BACKING WITH BOOST FOR LOCAL SERVICES

 

SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT SUPPORT INCREASE IN INVESTMENT IN FIFE

 

Holyrood has backed the Scottish Government’s budget plans, offering economic stability in the face of Brexit while giving a...

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Published date : 28 Jan 2019

SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT INVESTMENT IN CREATIVE INDUSTRIES A BOOST FOR MID FIFE AND GLENROTHES

 

Fife MSP Jenny Gilruth has hailed plans for a significant investment Scotland’s art, screen and creative industries – urging local groups across Mid Fife and Glenrothes to make...

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Published date : 25 Jan 2019

SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT PLANS TO INVEST £500 MILLION IN HISTORIC CHILDCARE EXPANSION  

 

Fife MSP, Jenny Gilruth, has hailed a Scottish Government announcement that promises to commit almost £500 million to expand early learning and childcare provision across Scotland.

 

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Published date : 23 Jan 2019

 

Fife’s elected members today (Wednesday) met with Scottish Government Cabinet Secretary for Transport & Infrastructure, Michael Matheson MSP in the The Scottish Parliament to discuss the ongoing campaign by the Levenmouth Rail Campaign for the reinstatement of the Levenmouth Rail Link. The meeting follows Leven MSP Jenny Gilruth’s members’ debate in Holyrood...

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Published date : 21 Jan 2019

KENNOWAY STAR HEARTS F.C HOST VISIT FROM FIFE MSP 

 

MSP for Mid Fife & Glenrothes, Jenny Gilruth, was today (Monday) welcomed by Kennoway Star Hearts Football Club at Treaton Park in Star.

 

Brian Davidson, Treasurer of the...

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Published date : 18 Jan 2019

SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT BUDGET PLANS GREAT NEWS FOR LEVEN TOWN CENTRE   

 

Leven MSP Jenny Gilruth has called on Fife Council to make the most of the Scottish Government’s plans to introduce a £50 million Town Centre Fund.

 

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Published date : 17 Jan 2019

FIFE MSP SLAMS TORIES FOR ‘SNEAKING OUT’ CHANGES TO PENSION CREDIT

 

PENSIONERS IN THE KINGDOM COULD LOSE OUT ON £7,000 PER YEAR

 

Jenny Gilruth MSP for Mid-Fife and Glenrothes has slammed the UK government for ‘sneaking out’...

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Published date : 17 Jan 2019

JENNY GILRUTH MSP WELCOMES NEW LOCAL SERVICE BY MACMILLAN CANCER SUPPORT FOR FIFE PATIENTS

Jenny Gilruth MSP for Mid Fife & Glenrothes has welcomed MacMillan Cancer Support and The Fife Health & Social Care Partnership new £1.1million service called Improving the Cancer Journey, which...

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Published date : 14 Jan 2019

POLITICAL PARTIES ACROSS FIFE URGED TO BACK NHS INVESTMENT

 

Jenny Gilruth MSP for Mid Fife & Glenrothes has called on her political opponents across Fife to get behind the Scottish Government’s draft budget proposals that commits an extra £729 million...

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Published date : 11 Jan 2019

JENNY GILRUTH MSP MEETS WITH GLENROTHES DIGITAL INNOVATORS 

 

Glenrothes MSP, Jenny Gilruth, today (Friday) met with Ember’s Chief Executive, Joe Henry and co-founder Steve Wexelstein to discuss the company’s work. 

 

Ember is a Glenrothes-based software company which...

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Published date : 10 Jan 2019

FIFE’S MSPs DEMAND ACTION FROM SCOTRAIL BOSSES OVER CHRISTMAS SERVICES

 

FIFE’S MSPs called a meeting with Scotrail’s Chief Executive, Alex Hynes, yesterday (Wednesday) in the Scottish Parliament. Jenny Gilruth MSP, David Torrance MSP, Annabelle Ewing MSP and Shirley-Anne Sommerville MSP questioned...

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Published date : 07 Jan 2019

GLENROTHES RESIDENTS BENEFIT FROM WINTER FUEL PAYMENTS OVER CHRISTMAS

 

Last year, over 18,000 people in Glenrothes benefitted from Winter Fuel Payments, with some off-grid households – who face the highest heating costs in the country – benefitting from early payments. 

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Published date : 18 Dec 2018

MSP PRAISES FIFE’S POSTIES AT CHRISTMAS 

 

Fife MSP, Jenny Gilruth, paid a visit to Leven’s Royal Mail Depot to meet with staff ahead of Christmas. The local politician was keen to pay tribute to the dedicated workers who make sure our cards...

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Published date : 17 Dec 2018

Mid Fife & Glenrothes MSP Jenny Gilruth is encouraging local residents and businesses to participate in ‘Good Cause Santa Claus’ a Secret Santa challenge launched by the Charity Retail Association.

Secret Santa is a popular game amongst families, friends and work colleagues in...

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Published date : 14 Dec 2018

LIFELINE FOR GLENROTHES GP OUT OF HOURS

 

Glenrothes Hospital’s GP Out of Hours Service has been thrown a last minute lifeline ahead of a crucial vote by the Integrated Joint Board next week. The vote on closing the hospital’s...

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Published date : 11 Dec 2018

 

SCOTRAIL PERFORMANCE

FIFE SNP MSPs David Torrance, Jenny Gilruth, Annabelle Ewing and Shirley-Anne Somerville have called for urgent action to be taken to address the service disruptions affecting Fife passengers.

Since 10th October ScotRail staff who are RMT members had been taking part industrial action – resulting in...

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Published date : 07 Dec 2018

MARKINCH PUPIL SCOOPS MSP’s CHRISTMAS CARD COMPETITION

 

Poppie Jenkins, a Primary 7 pupil at Markinch Primary School, has been crowned the winner of local MSP, Jenny Gilruth’s annual Christmas card competition.

 

This year’s competition theme is The Year of Young People for 2018. Poppies’s colourful design...

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Published date : 05 Dec 2018

SCOTTISH PARLIAMENT UNITES AGAINST BREXIT

 

FIFE MSP JENNY GILRUTH VOTES AGAINST DAMAGING BREXIT DEAL

 

The Scottish Parliament has overwhelmingly rejected Theresa May’s false choice of a bad Brexit or No Deal. 

 

The joint motion agreed by the SNP, Labour, Greens and the Lib Dems stated that a better alternative must be found .

 

Commenting,...

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Published date : 03 Dec 2018

JENNY GILRUTH MSP ENGAGES WITH FIFE BUSINESSES OVER BREXIT DAMAGE

 

UK DRAFT AGREEMENT COULD COST SCOTS £1,600 PER PERSON

 

Following the UK Government’s announcement that agreement has...

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Published date : 29 Nov 2018

JENNY GILRUTH MSP GIVES SUPPORT FOR SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY

 

Mid Fife and Glenrothes MSP, Jenny Gilruth, has offered her support for this weekend’s Small Business Saturday – which encourages people to shop locally and support their...

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Published date : 28 Nov 2018

LOCAL COUNCILS SPEND MILLIONS MITIGATING UNIVERSAL CREDIT

 

FIFE MSP CALLS ON IMMEDIATE HALT TO FAILED TORY POLICY

 

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Published date : 26 Nov 2018

FIFE MSP CALLS ON CONSTITUENTS TO ‘MAKE SOMEONE’S DAY’ THIS ST ANDREWS DAY.

 

This St Andrews Day, Friday the 30th of November, is set to be the biggest ever across the country in celebration of Scotland’s patron saint, Saint Andrew. 

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Published date : 23 Nov 2018

SCOTS LEAST LIKELY TO BE ON MINIMUM WAGE

 

92% OF WORKERS IN GLENROTHES EARN ABOVE NATIONAL MINIMUM WAGE

 

Jenny Gilruth, the MSP for Glenrothes has welcomed news that 92% of workers in Glenrothes...

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Published date : 21 Nov 2018

LOWER-INCOME FAMILIES IN MID FIFE AND GLENROTHES TO BENEFIT FROM EARLY PAYMENT

MSP Jenny Gilruth has welcomed the announcement that the first payments of the Best Start Grant will be delivered to families in Mid Fife and Glenrothes in time for...

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Published date : 16 Nov 2018

SNP MSP Jenny Gilruth has slammed the UK government’s cuts to welfare, after new figures revealed that foodbank use across the Kingdom has risen by a shocking 15% since last year.

 

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Published date : 08 Nov 2018

 

Jenny Gilruth, MSP for Mid Fife & Glenrothes has given her backing to proposals that will deliver a more inclusive education system by improving the experiences of LGBTI pupils.

 

Since last year the Scottish Government have...

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Published date : 08 Nov 2018

Jenny Gilruth, MSP for Mid Fife & Glenrothes has given her backing to proposals that will deliver a more inclusive education system by improving the experiences of LGBTI pupils.

 

Since last year the Scottish Government have been working...

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Published date : 08 Nov 2018

Jenny Gilruth, MSP for Mid Fife & Glenrothes has given her backing to proposals that will deliver a more inclusive education system by improving the experiences of LGBTI pupils.

 

Since last year the Scottish Government have been working...

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Published date : 08 Nov 2018

Jenny Gilruth, MSP for Mid Fife & Glenrothes has given her backing to proposals that will deliver a more inclusive education system by improving the experiences of LGBTI pupils.

 

Since last year the Scottish Government have been working...

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Published date : 07 Nov 2018

SINGLE PARENT FAMILIES SUFFER MOST AS 11,256 HOMES IN SCOTLAND LOSE OUT

 

Hundreds of families in Fife have seen their incomes cut by the Tory benefit cap, new figures have revealed – with 398 of 735...

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Published date : 05 Nov 2018

Leven MSP, Jenny Gilruth, was delighted to meet with the town’s HM Coastguard Team to learn more about their work in the local area during a recent visit.

 

Ms Gilruth met with Senior Coastal Operations Officer, Joe Mitchell, to...

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Published date : 02 Nov 2018

Fife MSP Jenny Gilruth has welcomed news that Largo Library and Community Hub is to receive a £5,689 grant from the Big Lottery Fund Scotland.

 

The funding will be used to buy equipment which will improve the facilities in...

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Published date : 02 Nov 2018

MSP for the Mid Fife and Glenrothes Constituency, Jenny Gilruth, this week marked Outdoor Classroom Day 2018 during a debate in the Scottish Parliament.

 

Ms Gilruth was pleased to highlight the positive work of local schools South Parks Primary &...

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Published date : 29 Oct 2018

LOCAL MSP & PUPILS CLEAN UP TOWN PARK  

 

Glenrothes MSP Jenny Gilruth met with pupils from South Parks Primary School today as they took part in a litter pick...

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Published date : 26 Oct 2018

GLENROTHES MSP PRAISES WORK OF LOCAL FOODBANK

 

Jenny Gilruth MSP, today (Monday 22nd October) paid visit to Glenrothes Foodbank, Pentland Park. The foodbank offers much vital support to individuals and families in the...

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Published date : 26 Oct 2018

GLENROTHES TOWN CENTRE OWNERS POSTED MISSING

 

Glenrothes town centre owners, Mars Pensions Trustees, yesterday failed to attend to a public meeting hosted by the town’s MSP, Jenny Gilruth, on the...

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Published date : 24 Oct 2018

 

The town’s MSP, Jenny Gilruth, has led a debate in the Scottish Parliament on the closure of GP out of hours services across Fife. Contingency measures were introduced by Fife’s Health and Social Care Partnership back in April.

GP Out...

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Published date : 19 Oct 2018

GLENROTHES MSP HOSTS SUMMIT WITH CABINET SECRETARY ON TOWN CENTRE’S FUTURE 

 

Glenrothes MSP, Jenny Gilruth, is to welcome the Scottish government cabinet secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity, Michael Matheson MSP to the Kingdom Centre next...

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Published date : 19 Oct 2018

JENNY GILRUTH MSP STANDS PROUD IN PINK FOR BREAST CANCER NOW

 

Mid Fife and Glenrothes MSP, Jenny Gilruth, has joined calls from Breast Cancer Now to ‘wear it pink’ tomorrow...

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Published date : 15 Oct 2018

GILRUTH LEADS EVENT TO DISCUSS HOMELESSNESS IN SCOTLAND

 

Fife MSP, Jenny Gilruth, recently led an event alongside her SNP colleague, Joanna Cherry MP, to discuss Crisis Scotland’s latest report into homelessness Scotland.

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Published date : 09 Oct 2018

FIFE MSP WELCOMES STEPS TO MAKE MISOGYNY A HATE CRIME

 

MSP for the Mid Fife and Glenrothes Constituency, Jenny Gilruth, has welcomed news that the Scottish Government is to...

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Published date : 05 Oct 2018

FIFE MSP CALLS ON LOCAL WOMEN’S SPORTS GROUP TO APPLY FOR SCOTGOV FUNDING

 

Jenny Gilruth MSP Helps Mark Scottish Women and Girls in Sport Week in Parliament.

 

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Published date : 28 Sep 2018

GLENROTHES MSP RAISES ALLAN BRYANT CASE IN PARLIAMENT

 

Glenrothes MSP, Jenny Gilruth, yesterday raised the case of missing person Allan Bryant in the Scottish Parliament.

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Published date : 28 Sep 2018

GLENROTHES MSP WELCOMES LOTTERY FUNDING FOR LOCAL CHURCHES

 

Glenrothes MSP, Jenny Gilruth, has welcomed news that St Paul’s and St Mary’s Church has been awarded a huge £80,823 from the Big Lottery Fund Scotland.

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Published date : 27 Sep 2018

               

Jenny Gilruth, MSP for Mid Fife & Glenrothes has welcomed the news that NHS Fife has this week approved the use of new technology that will help Type-1 patients monitor glucose levels. The new technology was approved by NHS Fife at...

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Published date : 25 Sep 2018

Mid Fife & Glenrothes MSP, Jenny Gilruth, was delighted to take her regular open surgeries on the road yesterday (24th September), travelling across her constituency to meet with constituents.

 

Ms Gilruth paid a visit to the Balmaise Centre in...

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Published date : 22 Sep 2018

GILRUTH SECURES TRANSPORT MINISTER VISIT TO LEVEN TO DISCUSS RAIL LINK

 

Leven MSP Jenny Gilruth has secured a visit by the new Scottish Government Transport Minister, Michael Matheson MSP, to witness first-hand the benefits a rail...

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Published date : 18 Sep 2018

Jenny Gilruth MSP had urged Leven residents to attend a public consultation event this evening regarding the future of Glenrothes Hospital’s out of hours service.

 

Last month, Fife’s Health and Social Care Partnership, the body with ultimate responsibility for any...

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Published date : 14 Sep 2018

GILRUTH HIGHLIGHTS ‘THRIVING’ LOCAL FOOD AND DRINK INDUSTRY IN PARLIAMENT

 

This week, Jenny Gilruth MSP for the Mid Fife and Glenrothes Constituency, took part in a Scottish Government debate to mark the end of Food and Drink Fortnight 2018.

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Published date : 10 Sep 2018

FIFE MSP WELCOMES HEALTHBOARD FUNDING FOR WINTER RESILIENCE

 

NHS Fife to receive an additional £639,744

 

MSP...

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Published date : 07 Sep 2018

LEVEN MSP CALLS ON VOLUNTEERS FOR BEACH CLEAN

 

Jenny Gilruth MSP has called on local residents to take part in a litter pick on Leven beach Friday 14th

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Published date : 05 Sep 2018

This year’s Programme for Government will help contribute to a successful and vibrant Fife, driving progress in health, social security, the environment and the economy, Jenny Gilruth, the Mid Fife & Glenrothes MSP has said.

 

Fife will...

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Published date : 03 Sep 2018

Young Start Programme Now Open for Applications

 

Glenrothes MSP, Jenny Gilruth, is calling on local voluntary groups to apply for the Young Start Scotland Programme.

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Published date : 31 Aug 2018

Scottish Enterprise Funding Creates New Glenrothes Jobs

 

£370,000 investment to create 40 new jobs across the Kingdom

 

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Published date : 30 Aug 2018

Scotland’s new public service to make first social security payments.

Mid Fife & Glenrothes MSP Jenny Gilruth has welcomed the news that carers in Fife will receive the first payments of the new Carer’s Allowance Supplement from...

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Published date : 27 Aug 2018

GILRUTH WELCOMES FREE SANITARY PRODUCTS FOR FIFE PUPILS AND STUDENTS 

 

SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT IN WORLD FIRST

 

Fife MSP...

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Published date : 24 Aug 2018

Young people to look to the future of Glenrothes

 

Local young people are coming together to work on a unique project which seeks to develop creative ideas to improve local...

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Published date : 20 Aug 2018

TOWN’S MSP VISITS CREW AT GLENROTHES FIRE STATION

 

Glenrothes MSP, Jenny Gilruth, was delighted to meet with the team at the town’s Community Fire Station to learn more about their...

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Published date : 17 Aug 2018

 

MSP VISITS NEW 3G PITCH 

 

Glenrothes MSP, Jenny Gilruth, was delighted to visit the new indoor football arena at the Michael Woods Sports and Leisure Centre recently.

 

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Published date : 13 Aug 2018

FIFE’S GP OUT OF HOURS CONSULTATION LAUNCHED AMID FEARS OVER TRANSPARENCY 

 

On Thursday 10th August, Fife’s Health and Social Care Partnership, the body with ultimate responsibility for any decision to close...

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Published date : 10 Aug 2018

GILRUTH WELCOMES SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT FUNDING FOR ‘PIONEERING’ DOMESTIC ABUSE PROGRAMME

 

Fife MSP, Jenny Gilruth, has welcomed £2.8 million of Scottish Government funding to expand a "pioneering" programme that has...

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Published date : 08 Aug 2018

Mid Fife and Glenrothes MSP, Jenny Gilruth, has welcomed news that the national level of Higher passes has remained stable over the past year despite a fall of more than 2.4% in the S5 and S6 school roll.

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Published date : 06 Aug 2018

‘SPECIES CHAMPION’ JENNY GILRUTH MSP VISITS KEIL’S DEN FORREST

 

Fife MSP, Jenny Gilruth, joined the Woodland Trust to learn more about the endangered Rowan tree on a recent visit to Keil’s Den. The politician was given a tour of...

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Published date : 03 Aug 2018

 

Glenrothes MSP Jenny Gilruth has marked the 60th anniversary of the town's YMCA in the Scottish Parliament this week.

The MSP has lodged a motion in Parliament celebrating the milestone (a copy is noted below).

 

The...

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Published date : 30 Jul 2018

LEONARD CHESHIRE HOST VISIT FROM GLENROTHES MSP

 

Glenrothes MSP, Jenny Gilruth, was delighted to meet with staff and volunteers at Glamis House care home recently.

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Published date : 27 Jul 2018

Glenrothes YMCA’s Summer Fête was opened this week (Thursday 26th July) by the town’s MSP, Jenny Gilruth, in celebration of ‘The Year of Young People’.

 

The fête was a huge success with a...

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Published date : 23 Jul 2018

GLENROTHES MSP CELEBRATES GROWING AUCHMUTY PROJECT

 

The town’s MSP Jenny Gilruth, paid visit to the new community garden project in Auchmuty, which has been supported by a £175,657 grant from...

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Published date : 20 Jul 2018

LOCAL MSP VISITS LOTTERY FUNDED AUCHMUTY HOLIDAY CLUB

 

Mid Fife and Glenrothes MSP Jenny Gilruth was delighted meet with children, youth workers and volunteers at the new Auchmuty Holiday Club recently.

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Published date : 16 Jul 2018

Jenny Gilruth MSP’s Super Surgery Summer Tour

 

Fife MSP, Jenny Gilruth, is taking her regular advice surgeries on the road this month (Friday 20th July and Friday 27th July), travelling her constituency of Mid Fife and...

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Published date : 13 Jul 2018

FIFE MSP HIGHLIGHTS FALL IN VANDALISM OVER LAST DECADE

 

SNP GOVERNMENT SUCCESSFULLY TACKLING CRIME IN FIFE

 

Mid Fife and Glenrothes constituency MSP,Jenny Gilruth,...

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Published date : 13 Jul 2018

GLENROTHES MEN’S SHED OFFICIAL OPENING

 

Glenrothes Men’s Shed was officially opened this week by the town’s MSP, Jenny Gilruth.  

 

The opening on Wednesday 11th July brought...

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Published date : 09 Jul 2018

GILRUTH RAISES GLASS TO GLENROTHES BREWERS’ SUCCESS 

 

Glenrothes MSP, Jenny Gilruth, met with company directors at the Coul Brewing Company at their premises in Glenrothes last week.

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Published date : 09 Jul 2018

JENNY GILRUTH MSP VISITS GLENROTHES NURSERY

 

MSP for Mid Fife and Glenrothes Jenny Gilruth has paid visit to staff and children at the Rainbow Nursery, Glenrothes. The firm are largest provider of private childcare in...

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Published date : 06 Jul 2018

GILRUTH SECURES BROADBAND COMMITMENT FOR CASTLEFLEURIE RESIDENTS

 

Leven MSP Jenny Gilruth has this week secured a commitment from BT Openreach that residents in the Castlefluerie area will receive a fibre broadband upgrade within 12 months....

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Published date : 02 Jul 2018

MSP Praises Success of Glenrothes Birthday Celebrations

 

Glenrothes MSP Jenny Gilruth has praised the success of the official Glenrothes 70th Birthday celebrations, which took place on Saturday. 

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Published date : 27 Jun 2018

Gilruth Calls for Action from Engineering Industry 

 

Mid Fife and Glenrothes MSP Jenny Gilruth, marked Women in Engineering Day 2018 in the Scottish Parliament this week during a debate in the chamber.

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Published date : 27 Jun 2018

Gilruth Joins Auchmuty Pupils to Celebrate 100 Years of Women’s Votes

 

MSP for Mid Fife and Glenrothes, Jenny Gilruth, joined pupils at Auchmuty High School this afternoon to celebrate 100...

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Published date : 21 Jun 2018

 

People living or working in the Levenmouth area have been asked to provide their views on how transport link could be improved. The online survey, carried out by Transport Scotland, builds on recent meetings with elected members, businesses Stagecoach and...

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Published date : 15 Jun 2018

  Jenny Gilruth MSP supports Cervical Screening Awareness Week and urges more women to attend the potentially life-saving test

 

Jenny Gilruth MSP is supporting Cervical Screening Awareness Week (11-17 June) to highlight the potential...

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Published date : 15 Jun 2018

MSP to Hold Broadband Surgery 

 

Leven’s MSP, Jenny Gilruth, is holding a broadband advice surgery with Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband. The MSP’s office has recently been inundated with constituents from the Castlefleurie area as residents are struggling with poor...

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Published date : 11 Jun 2018

JENNY GILRUTH MSP MARKS CARERS WEEK 2018

 

MSP for Mid Fife and Glenrothes, Jenny Gilruth, has pledged her backing for Carers Week 2018 which begins today, by committing to support local carers across the region. ...

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Published date : 11 Jun 2018

Local Communities Given Opportunity to Shape Democracy

 

Glenrothes MSP Jenny Gilruth has encouraged community groups to join the conversation about community decision-making to help make public services more locally focused.

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Published date : 08 Jun 2018

TORY CUTS COST FIFERS £3 MILLION 

 

FIFE’S SNP MSPs DEMANDS DEVOLUTION OF FULL SOCIAL SECURITY POWERS

 

Freedom...

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Published date : 06 Jun 2018

Jenny Gilruth MSP has today welcomed news from the Scottish Government that a pedestrian crossing is to be installed near Balbirnie Mains as part of road improvements to the A92.   The MSP for Glenrothes has been working hard in recent months...

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Published date : 04 Jun 2018

Gilruth Backs Healthier School Meals for Kids in Fife

 

Fife MSP Jenny Gilruth has backed recommendations to make school food and drink healthier.

 

Strict rules...

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Published date : 01 Jun 2018

 

Leven MSP Jenny Gilruth has urged the town’s residents to take part in the Scottish Parliament’s enquiry on bank closures across Scotland.

 

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Published date : 01 Jun 2018

Parliament to mark Glenrothes’s 70th Birthday

The town’s MSP, Jenny Gilruth, has organised a reception in the Scottish Parliament in June to celebrate Glenrothes’s 70th Birthday.

The MSP has led a campaign to promote celebrations...

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Published date : 01 Jun 2018

UK GOV FINALLY ADOPTS SNP PROVISIONS TO ‘END SCOURGE OF NUISANCE CALLS’
 
Glenrothes MSP Jenny Gilruth has welcomed a move by the UK Government to tackle nuisance calls as it finally adopts the provisions proposed by SNP MP Patricia Gibson nearly...

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Published date : 18 May 2018

Glenrothes MSP Jenny Gilruth has condemned Fife’s Health officials for using the Kingdom as an ‘experiment’ for NHS reforms. Speaking at a public meeting organised by Glenrothes Area Futures Group, the MSP said:

 

"The public have a right to know the truth behind...

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Published date : 18 May 2018

Jenny Gilruth MSP is running the Stornoway Half Marathon on Saturday 26th  May in aid of the children’s cancer charity LoveOliver. The local politician is aiming to raise £1,000 to support the work of LoveOliver, which was established in 2011. 

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Published date : 17 May 2018

JENNY GILRUTH BACKS MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WEEK

 

MSP for Mid Fife and Glenrothes, Jenny Gilruth, has raised the importance of discussing our mental health as part of Mental Health Awareness Week 2018.

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Published date : 14 May 2018

Jenny Gilruth Invites Collydean Competition Winners to Scottish Parliament

 

Glenrothes MSP Jenny Gilruth was delighted to visit Collydean Primary School this morning to judge the winners of the school’s birthday card competition.

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Published date : 04 May 2018

FIFE HAS LONGEST WAIT FOR VICTIMS OF RAPE

 

Fife MSP Jenny Gilruth has revealed that Fife has the longest wait in Scotland for victims of rape, with some individuals waiting up to ten months for...

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Published date : 04 May 2018

GILRUTH CONDEMS TORY WELFARE CUTS AS FOOD BANK USE RISES

 

Jenny Gilruth MSP for Mid Fife and Glenrothes, has criticised the UK government for “driving families to food banks” after new figures reveal the number...

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Published date : 01 May 2018

Families in Fife will benefit from almost £1 billion of Scottish Government investment in free childcare, Jenny Gilruth MSP has said.

 

Following extensive engagement to reach a shared understanding of the costs of the expansion, Scottish Ministers and...

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Published date : 27 Apr 2018

Jenny Gilruth MSP today demanded answers following the emergency closure of Glenrothes Hospital’s Out of Hours service at a joint meeting with Fife Politicians, NHS Fife and the Health & Social Care Partnership.  The quarterly meeting of NHS Fife’s Chief Executive, Paul Hawkins and the Chair...

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Published date : 27 Apr 2018

Glenrothes MSP Launches Poetry Competition to Mark Town’s 70th

 

Jenny Gilruth MSP has launched a poetry competition as part of Glenrothes’ 70th anniversary celebrations.

 

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Published date : 27 Apr 2018

Jenny Gilruth MSP Backs MS Awareness Week

 

MSP for Mid Fife and Glenrothes, Jenny Gilruth, has pledged her support for MS Society Scotland’s ‘Kiss Goodbye to MS’ campaign and has called on constituents to follow suit.

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Published date : 17 Apr 2018

 

Mid Glenrothes & Fife MSP Jenny Gilruth MSP has today expressed her delight at the news that new investment has been secured for fabrication firm BiFab and its yards in Fife and the Western Isles.

Canadian company DF Barnes, who is part of JV...

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Published date : 16 Apr 2018

Jenny Gilruth to hold Pupil Advice Surgeries at every Glenrothes High School

 

Glenrothes MSP, Jenny Gilruth, is to hold a series of pupil advice surgeries at every high school in her Mid Fife & Glenrothes constituency....

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Published date : 13 Apr 2018

Mid Fife and Glenrothes MSP, Jenny Gilruth, has hailed news that Fife Gingerbread has been awarded £299,823 from the Big Lottery Fund Scotland.

 

The funding will allow the charity to further develop a network of trained and approved Volunteers and...

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Published date : 13 Apr 2018

Jenny Gilruth Visits New Holiday Destination in the Heart of Fife

 

Fife MSP, Jenny Gilruth, was delighted to visit new tourism hotspot, Wigwam Holidays, this week, just outside Leven. 

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Published date : 12 Apr 2018

Glenrothes MSP, Jenny Gilruth, was delighted to support local football outfit, Glenrothes Strollers FC, this Sunday as the club hosted their first pan disability football festival.

 

The MSP met with club officials and local football stalwart, Joe McCafferty, at...

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Published date : 05 Apr 2018

 

Jenny Gilruth MSP has reacted fiercely to the announcement that three local out of ours service are to close with effect from Monday 9th April, including Glenrothes.

 

The MSP for...

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Published date : 04 Apr 2018

MSP ENCOURAGES MID FIFE & GLENROTHES COMMUNITIES TO APPLY TO £6M RURAL TOURISM FUND

JENNY GILRUTH MSP

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Published date : 30 Mar 2018

Glenrothes MSP Highlights Funding Opportunity for Town’s 70th

 

To mark The Scottish Government’s Year of Young People 2018, £550k of National Lottery funding is now available for projects to help young people spark a change in their lives.

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Published date : 26 Mar 2018

GILRUTH PUSHES FOR WIDER ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION

 

Mid Fife and Glenrothes MSP, Jenny Gilruth, has called for greater access to higher education for poorer students in her constituency.

 

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Published date : 26 Mar 2018

Glenrothes MSP exposes town’s absentee landlords 

 

The town’s MSP this week exposed the Kingdom Shopping centre’s absentee landlords in the Scottish Parliament. Jenny Gilruth MSP has been leading a campaign for greater investment in Glenrothes...

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Published date : 26 Mar 2018

Jenny Gilruth MSP Holds Spring Surgery Tour

 

Local MSP, Jenny Gilruth was delighted to take her regular open surgeries on the road last Friday (23rd March), travelling her constituency of Mid Fife and Glenrothes...

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Published date : 09 Mar 2018

MSP JENNY GILRUTH LAUNCHES MENTORING SCHEME ON INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY   

On International Women’s Day, Mid Fife and Glenrothes MSP Jenny Gilruth has launched a mentoring scheme to support a young woman in Mid Fife...

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Published date : 07 Mar 2018

START
 

EXCLUSIVE: TRANSPORT SCOTLAND TO CONSIDER ROUNDABOUT FOR A92

Today (Wednesday) Scottish Government Transport Minister, Humza Yousaf MSP, met with Glenrothes MSP Jenny Gilruth and local campaigners from North Glenrothes Community Council at a site visit to the A92. The visit comes on...

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Published date : 05 Mar 2018

GILRUTH WELCOMES EXTENSION OF SUCCESSFUL ADVOCACY PROJECT

 

Scottish Government announces £1.7m to extend advocacy service after successful pilot.

 

Jenny Gilruth MSP for Mid Fife and Glenrothes has welcomed an announcement from the Cabinet Secretary for Justice, Michael Matheson, that a pilot scheme to improve the support available for victims of rape...

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Published date : 01 Mar 2018

Local MSP Welcomes £1.8 billion of funding for Scotland’s Universities & Colleges

 

Jenny Gilruth, Mid Fife and Glenrothes MSP, has welcomed the allocation of £1.8 billion of public funding to individual universities and colleges the next academic year.

 

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Published date : 23 Feb 2018

LOCAL MSP WELCOMES NHS FIFE FUNDING BOOST - EXTRA £19.5M TO SUPPORT LOCAL HEALTH SERVICES

 

A funding boost delivered by the Scottish Government for NHS Fife will support frontline health care and help meet new demands across the Kingdom, MSP for Mid Fife and Glenrothes, Jenny Gilruth, has said.

 

NHS Fife is...

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Published date : 22 Feb 2018

MORE CASH FOR LOCAL SERVICES THANKS TO PROGRESSIVE REFORMS

 

Fife Council is set to receive a significant funding boost as a result of this year’s SNP Scottish Government budget – with local services in Fife benefiting from an extra £13.7 million.

 

The Scottish Government’s progressive reforms – which will see 55% of...

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Published date : 21 Feb 2018

 

NHS Board

11-Feb-18

NHS Fife

97.8%

NHS Orkney

97.2%

NHS Shetland

99.4%

NHS Tayside

95.9%

NHS Western Isles

98.3%

 

 

NHS FIFE MEETS FOUR HOUR A&E WAITING TIMES TARGET

  

New figures show that NHS FIFE met...

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Published date : 20 Feb 2018

The Scottish Government’s budget protects low and middle income earners and delivers for public services and public sector workers, JENNY GILRUTH MSP for Mid Fife & Glenrothes has said as Stage 3 of the Budget (Scotland) (No.2) Bill is laid before the Scottish Parliament.

 

The budget delivers progressive reforms to Scotland’s...

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Published date : 12 Feb 2018

FIFE SCHOOLS RECEIVE £10 MILLION BOOST FROM PUPIL EQUITY FUND

 

Mid Fife and Glenrothes MSP Jenny Gilruth has welcomed the announcement from the Scottish Government that a fund aimed at boosting the attainment levels of deprived pupils is set to pay out £10,101,480 to schools across Fife next year.

 

More than 2,300...

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Published date : 12 Feb 2018

GILRUTH URGES DUNNES TO RECONSIDER GLENROTHES MOVE

 

Glenrothes MSP Jenny Gilruth has written to the CEO of Dunnes Stores, Margaret Heffernan, regarding the company’s announcement on Friday that the Glenrothes branch is set to close.

 

The town’s MSP has previously spoken out about the Kingdom...

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Published date : 12 Feb 2018

JENNY GILRUTH MSP JOINS CAMPAIGN TO PROMOTE SAFER INTERNET

 

MID FIFE & GLENROTHES PRIMARY SCHOOLS TO BE REMOVED FROM STRANGER SNAPCHAT SEARCH FOLLOWING SNP MSP PRESSURE

 

MSP Jenny Gilruth has joined the campaign to boost internet safety for young people – after pressure from SNP MSPs Kevin Stewart and Gillian Martin led...

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Published date : 05 Feb 2018

Local MSP Jenny Gilruth is calling on groups in Mid Fife and Glenrothes to get ready to apply for grants in the latest rounds of funding from the People’s Postcode Lottery.

 

Charities and community groups can apply for between £500 and £20,000 raised by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

 

On 14th...

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Published date : 02 Feb 2018

The town’s MSP, Jenny Gilruth, has today summoned the owners of the Glenrothes Town Centre, Mars Pensions Trustees[1], to visit the Kingdom centre in Glenrothes’ 70th anniversary year. The MSP is demanding the investors come to the town, following her survey of local businesses last October. She...

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Published date : 02 Feb 2018

FIFE MSP WELCOMES FUNDING FOR SCOTTISH WOMEN’S AID

Scottish Women’s Aid is being granted dedicated training funding of £165,000 from the Scottish Government following the passing of the Domestic Abuse Bill on Thursday.   

The funding will support improved understanding of coercive control within communities and develop bespoke training materials for...

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Published date : 01 Feb 2018

£10.8MILLION BUDGET BOOST FOR FIFE

Fife Council will receive an extra £10.8million funding under the revised budget proposals unveiled by Finance Secretary Derek Mackay.

The budget boost comes as the Scottish Government confirmed that local government will receive an above inflation increase in resource funding.

The SNP budget will give Scots the best...

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Published date : 24 Jan 2018

POLL SHOWS STRONG 2 TO 1 SUPPORT FOR SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT TAX PLANS

 

TAX REFORMS MEAN LOWER TAXES FOR MANY IN MID FIFE & GLENROTHES

 

Scots back the Scottish Government’s progressive tax plans by 2 to 1, according to a YouGov poll for the Times – leaving Tory demands to hand high earners...

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Published date : 23 Jan 2018

FIFE SMILING AS NHS DENTIST REGISTRATIONS INCREASE AGAIN

 

OVER 5 MILLION NOW REGISTERED ACROSS SCOTLAND – NEARLY DOUBLE 2007 LEVELS

 

JENNY GILRUTH MSP has welcomed the latest figures that have shown NHS dentist registrations on the rise once again – with 323,677 people now registered across NHS Fife and over 5 million...

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Published date : 19 Jan 2018

Glenrothes MSP Jenny Gilruth has secured a visit by the Transport Minister Humza Yousaf MSP to the A92. The meeting comes on the back of mounting pressure on the Transport Minister, who committed to visit the road last March at a previous meeting Jenny Gilruth MSP hosted on behalf of...

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Published date : 19 Jan 2018

Glenrothes MSP Jenny Gilruth this week raised the town’s 70th anniversary in the Scottish Parliament. Gilruth also paid tribute to David Nelson in Holyrood, who sadly passed away last Monday.

 

The Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism & External Affairs, Fiona Hyslop MSP responded: ‘Anniversaries of towns should not just be about...

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Published date : 17 Jan 2018

SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT SEEKS VIEWS TO SHAPE LONELINESS STRATEGY

 

Jenny Gilruth MSP is calling on constituents in Mid Fife & Glenrothes to contribute to the Scottish Government’s new consultation looking at the causes of social isolation and loneliness and how they can be addressed.

The consultation will run until...

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Published date : 16 Jan 2018

Glenrothes MSP Jenny Gilruth has congratulated SAMH in their successful bid for £175,657.52 from the Big Lottery Fund Scotland’s Our Place Programme.

The money will be used to develop green spaces in Auchmuty, promoting volunteering through gardening and growing to bring the community together.

The work in the green spaces will promote...

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Published date : 15 Jan 2018

Latest figures from the Scottish Government have revealed that the transformative Baby Box policy has already benefitted 1380 newborns across NHS Fife since they were introduced last year – and over 22,000 across Scotland.

 

The Baby Box is a key part of the Scottish Government’s commitment to making Scotland the very...

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Published date : 10 Jan 2018

MSP JENNY GILRUTH has urged all eligible adults in Mid Fife & Glenrothes to take up the offer of a free flu vaccination.

 

Everyone aged 65 and over, pregnant women and people at most risk of serious illness are offered the flu vaccination on the NHS.

 

Flu rates in Scotland doubled in...

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Published date : 08 Jan 2018

 

The Scottish Parliament’s Local Government and Communities Committee today published a substantive report into Scotland’s city deals, highlighting Fife Council’s failure to ask communities what they actually wanted. 

 

The report addresses a lack of transparency over the deal, describing the process as “opaque.” It further identifies the failure of Fife Council’s...

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Published date : 18 Dec 2017

Leven MSP Jenny Gilruth has this week hit out at the Royal Bank of Scotland in Holyrood, following the bank’s decision to close the local branch earlier this year. 

 

The branch closure comes on the back of 259 closures across the UK - a decision described by Unite the Union as...

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Published date : 14 Dec 2017

On Tuesday 12th December, Chief Executive of Bield Housing and Care, Brian Logan, gave evidence to the Health and Sport Committee at the Scottish Parliament as part of an inquiry into Care Home Sustainability.

 

Brian Logan’s appearance at the committee followed the announcement in October that Bield plan to close twelve...

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Published date : 12 Dec 2017

JENNY GILRUTH MSP ENCOURAGES PARENTS IN MID FIFE AND GLENROTHES TO MAKE USE OF FREE FLU VACCINE  

SNP MSP Jenny Gilruth is encouraging all parents and guardians of 2-5 year olds in Mid Fife & Glenrothes to take advantage of the free flu vaccine before Christmas.

In a bid to keep...

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Published date : 11 Dec 2017

Mid Glenrothes & Fife MSP, Jenny Gilruth, this week hosted a collection drive on behalf of Fife Women’s Aid ahead of their Christmas Campaign launch. 

 

A cause very close to her heart, the MSP opened her constituency office in Markinch for the afternoon to constituents and local businesses. Commenting after the...

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Published date : 07 Dec 2017

 

Jenny Gilruth MSP raised the closure of Fife Rape and Sexual Assault Centre’s waiting list directly with First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon MSP, at First Minister’s Questions today (Thursday). Gilruth described the service as a ‘vital life-line’ to victims of sexual violence. The organisation are facing budgetary pressures due to proposed...

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Published date : 07 Dec 2017

Jenny Gilruth MSP has lodged a motion (S5M-09415: "Girlguiding Scotland's 16 Days of Activism Campaign") asking the Scottish Parliament to commend the campaigning work led by Girlguiding Scotland members to raise awareness of gender based violence & it’s impact on girls’ and young women’s lives in Scotland.


The motion text...

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Published date : 30 Nov 2017

Small Business Saturday typically takes place on the first Saturday of December, this year being marked on the 2nd December across the whole of the country.

Small Business Saturday is a great initiative, encouraging customers to support small businesses in their communities in the run up to Christmas. The hope is...

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Published date : 28 Nov 2017

JENNY GILRUTH MSP MEETS HOMELESSNESS CAMPAIGNERS IN HOLYROOD

 

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Published date : 24 Nov 2017

 

Mid Fife & Glenrothes MSP Jenny Gilruth has welcomed the announcement of a new Scottish Government strategy to prevent violence against women and girls.

The Equally Safe delivery plan includes measures to teach school children the importance of consent and healthy relationships and will see Rape Crisis Scotland’s sexual violence prevention...

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Published date : 24 Nov 2017

All SNP parliamentarians in Holyrood and Westminster have formally supported the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) by signing the ICAN Parliamentary Pledge, including local MSP for Mid Fife and Glenrothes Jenny Gilruth.

Adopted by the UN on 7 July this year with the support of 122 countries,...

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Published date : 20 Nov 2017

Jenny Gilruth MSP was delighted to accompany John Swinney MSP along to Glenrothes High School to address the audience of 80 staff from Glenrothes High School on their inaugural Professional Learning Conference held on 17th November.

 

Since Ms Gilruth’s election last May she has made a concerted effort to visit every...

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Published date : 15 Nov 2017

POLICY WILL HELP IMPROVE SCOTLAND’S RELATIONSHIP WITH ALCOHOL

 

MSP for Mid Fife & Glenrothes Jenny Gilruth MSP  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 of efforts to improve Scotland’s damaging relationship with alcohol.

 

The policy...

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Published date : 10 Nov 2017

EDUCATION BILL CONSULTATION LAUNCHED

DECISIONS TO BE MADE AS CLOSE TO PUPILS AS POSSIBLE

 

SNP MSP Jenny Gilruth is encouraging anyone with an interest in the future of education in Scotland to contribute to the Scottish Government’s new consultation on the Education (Scotland) Bill.

The Bill guarantees newe powers for Head Teachers and...

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Published date : 10 Nov 2017

Jenny Gilruth MSP has hit out at Councillor David Ross, in a frustrating exchange of questioning in front of Holyrood’s Local Government Committee.

Councillor Ross was giving evidence as part of an inquiry into the City Region Deals. Fife is unique as a council area, in that it straddles two city...

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Published date : 03 Nov 2017

 

The Scottish Government has launched a consultation into the presumption of mainstreaming in education.

 

Deputy First Minister John Swinney made the announcement to Parliament as he reaffirmed the government’s commitment to mainstreaming as a central pillar of inclusive education.

 

He said: “The Scottish approach to inclusion is already unparalleled, our legislative and...

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Published date : 27 Oct 2017

Jenny Gilruth MSP backs musicians in their constituency 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 musicians and performers rely on touring...

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Published date : 24 Oct 2017

Following Levenmouth Foodbank's urgent appeal for more donations this week, local MSP for Mid-Fife and Glenrothers, Jenny Gilruth, has hit out blaming Conservative austerity policies.

According to the Trussell Trust, the number of people depending on foodbanks to get by is at an all-time high in Scotland.

Ms Gilruth has urged the...

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Published date : 13 Oct 2017

The Forth Road Bridge is set to partially reopen on Friday 13th October as scheduled public buses will be allowed to use the bridge as normal. 

 

The phased re-opening of the Forth Road Bridge will mean that we will be able to revert back to normal services on bus links X51,...

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Published date : 13 Oct 2017

Mid-Fife and Glenrothes MSP, Jenny Gilruth, has welcomed the First Minister’s announcement that childcare spending will double to £840 million a year – signalling a huge expansion in free early learning and childcare provision across Scotland.

 

The move reaffirms the Scottish Government’s commitment to making Scotland the best place in the...

Local Reporters, EDUCATION
 
Published date : 06 Oct 2017

From the end of this year, Mid-Fife and Glenrothes schools will have access to specialist improvement support through the creation of Regional Improvement Collaboratives, under Scottish Government education reforms. The agreement comes on the back of a deal struck between COSLA and the Scottish Government last week.

Scottish Education Secretary John...

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Published date : 04 Oct 2017

 

JENNY GILRUTH MSP WELCOMES FRACKING BAN

 

Mid Fife & Glenrothes MSP Jenny Gilruth has welcomed the Scottish Government’s announcement that fracking will be banned.

 

The Scottish Government previously announced a moratorium while it ran a public consultation and examined evidence over health and public safety.

 

The consultation was the second largest ever run...

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Published date : 29 Sep 2017

Leven's MSP, Jenny Gilluth, has secured a commitment from Scottish Government Transport Minister, Humza Yousaf MSP, on the future of the Leven Rail Link. Ms Gilruth this week took the Levenmouth Rail Campaign to Holyrood in a member's debate which received cross-party support in the Scottish Parliament. 

 

Gilruth, a long standing...

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Published date : 25 Sep 2017

The news that WH Smith is to close its Leven branch has been met with disappointment from the town's parliamentarians. Stephen Gethins MP and Jenny Gilruth MSP have expressed their frustration at the closure of yet another of Leven's High Street names.

Levenmouth's MSP, Jenny Gilruth MSP commented: 

"WH Smith departing Leven...

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Published date : 25 Sep 2017

Jenny Gilruth, MSP for Mid Fife & Glenrothes, is hoping to encourage shops and services in Mid Fife & Glenrothes to make their communities more autism-friendly by taking place in Scotland’s first-ever Autism Hour.

The National Autistic Society Scotland’s Autism Hour will see shops and services across Scotland and the rest...

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Published date : 19 Sep 2017

Jenny Gilruth MSP for Mid Fife & Glenrothes pulled on some eye-catching pink clothes at the Scottish Parliament to encourage constituents to take part in the UK’s biggest, brightest and pinkest fundraiser, wear it pink, on Friday 20 October.

wear it pink is back for its 16th year, calling...

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Published date : 15 Sep 2017

Mid Fife and Glenrothes MSP, Jenny Gilruth, has lambasted Mars Pensions Trustees Limited, the owners of Glenrothes Town Centre. The Kingdom Shopping Centre has been owned by the company, who also own the Mercat in Kirkcaldy, since 2013.  Jones Lang LaSalle are the managing agents for the Mars Group. Ms...

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Published date : 11 Sep 2017

NEW £50,000 CALL-BLOCKING TECH FUND WELCOMED BY JENNY GILRUTH MSP

A new £50,000 fund that will install call-blocking technology for those most at risk from nuisance calls across Fife has been welcomed by local MSP Jenny Gilruth.

The fund forms a key part of the Scottish Government’s Nuisance Calls Action Plan, which...

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Published date : 08 Sep 2017

LOCAL POLITICIANS SEEK TO RAISE AWARENESS OF HIGH-QUALITY LOCAL FOOD & DRINK

Jenny Gilruth MSP has teamed up with Stephen Gethins MP to help promote local food and drink in Fife at a visit to Blacketyside Farm in Leven.

The visit took place to mark the Scottish Food Fortnight, which began on...

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Published date : 08 Sep 2017

30th ANNIVERSARY OF LOCAL CHARITY CELEBRATED AT SCOTTISH PARLIAMENT
 
Jenny Gilruth MSP this week welcomed staff, volunteers, stakeholders and families supported by Fife Gingerbread to the Scottish Parliament this week, as they celebrated 30 years as an organisation providing a vital service to families across Fife.

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Published date : 05 Sep 2017

Jenny Gilruth MSP has urged businesses in Mid Fife & Glenrothes to sign up to the Scottish Living Wage – as the number of accredited Living Wage employers in Scotland hits 900.

The Scottish Living Wage is independently calculated based on the cost of living – with...

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Published date : 01 Sep 2017

Mid Fife & Glenrothes MSP Jenny Gilruth has welcomed the opening of the new Queensferring Crossing over the Firth of Forth. The bridge opened to traffic for the first time in the early hours of Wednesday 30th August. Ms Gilruth will attend the official opening on Monday 4th September.

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Published date : 31 Aug 2017

OVER £63M LOST ON GAMBILING MACHINES IN FIFE SINCE 2008

Jenny Gilruth, MSP for Mid Fife & Glenrothes, has called on the UK government to take tougher action to tackle the scourge of Fixed-Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs) in our local communities – after figures from the Campaign for Fairer...

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Published date : 30 Aug 2017

Jenny Gilruth MSP has lodged a motion (S5M-07359: "Fife's Local Hero Awards 2017") asking the Scottish Parliament to congratulate the winners and runner-ups from the Mid Fife & Glenrothes constituency at the Fife Local Hero Awards 2017.

The motion text reads:

"That the Parliament congratulates all...

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Published date : 25 Aug 2017

Jenny Gilruth MSP has lodged a motion (S5M-07280: "Leonard Cheshire Disability Fife Firewalk") asking the Scottish Parliament to commend Leonard Cheshier Disability Fife on hosting a charity firewalk to raise funds for a sensory garden.

The motion text reads:

"That the Parliament commends Leonard Cheshire Disability...

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Published date : 25 Aug 2017

Jenny Gilruth MSP has lodged a motion (S5M-07279: "Sainsbury's Leven Supports Fife Young Carers") asking the Scottish Parliament to commend Sainsbury's Leven for donating £4,000 to Fife Young Carers.

The motion text reads:

"That the Parliament commends Sainsbury's Leven for donating £4,000 to the branch's charity...

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Published date : 25 Aug 2017

Jenny Gilruth MSP has lodged a motion (S5M-07281: "Mark Szaranek, Commonwealth Games Funding") asking the Scottish Parliament to congratulate Mark Szaranek, Glenrothes swimmer, on receiving sportscotland funding to support his Commonwealth Games 2018 participation.

The motion text reads:

"That the Parliament congratulates Mark Szaranek, a Glenrothes...

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Published date : 25 Aug 2017

Jenny Gilruth MSP has lodged a motion (S5M-07282: "Kennoway Co-op Fundraiser Day") asking the Scottish Parliament to congratulate the Kennoway Co-Op for raising funds for four local organisations.

The motion text reads:

"That the Parliament congratulates Kennoway Co-op on raising funds for four local organisations through...

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Published date : 18 Aug 2017

MSP SAYS AREA MUST BE CELEBRATED AHEAD OF GLENROTHES 70th ANIVERSARY

Jenny Gilruth has called for more support to be given towards the local history and culture of her constituency of Mid Fife & Glenrothes. Her comments follow a recent visit to the Glenrothes & Area Heritage...

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Published date : 17 Aug 2017

SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT PROVIDING £8.5 MILLION OF FUNDING

£8.5million of Scottish Government funding will be invested in a new district heating project at the site of the former Tullis Russell factory in Markinch.

The RWE Markinch biomass site is being upgraded to support a new ‘Glenrothes Heat’ programme. The £20million...

Local Reporters, COMMUNITY, LOCAL BUSINESS, ENVIRONMENT
 
Published date : 16 Aug 2017

FIRST GENERATION TO BENEFIT FROM EXPANDED FREE CHILDCARE

Recipients of Scotland’s Baby Box will be among the first to benefit from a doubling of free early learning and childcare in Scotland.

The Baby Box initiative was rolled out yesterday, with all newborns and their parents receiving a box of essential...

Local Reporters, HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE, COMMUNITY, LOCAL GOV
 
Published date : 15 Aug 2017

With pupils across the country preparing to go back to school, 19591 pupils in Fife will be eligible for free school meals this year.

Throughout Scotland, over 250,000 pupils will be eligible for free school lunches – a figure that has doubled in the last three years.

Thanks to an SNP Government...

Local Reporters, HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE, EDUCATION
 
Published date : 14 Aug 2017

SNP OVERSEES 111% INCREASE IN SCHOOL ESTATE IMPROVEMENTS

The SNP has highlighted figures showing the Scottish Government’s strong record on rebuilding and refurbishing Scotland’s school estate – with more pupils across Scotland returning to school this week in buildings suited to a modern learning environment.

The total number of schools rebuilt or...

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Published date : 04 Aug 2017

Jenny Gilruth MSP has lodged a motion (S5M-07032: "Collydean Community Council") asking the Scottish Parliament to welcome the new Collydean Community Kitchen pilot in Glenrothes.

The motion text reads:

"That the Parliament welcomes the new Collydean Community Kitchen at the Collydean Neighbourhood Centre in Glenrothes; understands...

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Published date : 03 Aug 2017

LOCAL MSP TO VISIT NEW AREAS IN CONSTITUENCY ON FRIDAY 11th AUGUST
 
Jenny Gilruth, MSP for Mid Fife & Glenrothes will hold surgeries throughout the constituency in three new locations for the first time in a bid to be more accessible to local constituents.

The Mid Fife &...

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Published date : 03 Aug 2017

Jenny Gilruth MSP has lodged a motion (S5M-07011: "Fife's Buzzing Project") asking the Scottish Parliament to congratulate the success of the Fife's Buzzing project to create new areas of wildflower-rich grassland in Fife.

The motion text reads:

"That the Parliament welcomes the news that over 13...

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Published date : 31 Jul 2017

Jenny Gilruth MSP has lodged a motion (S5M-06936: "East Fife Girls and Women's Football Club") asking the Scottish Parliament to congratulate the East Fife Girls and Women's Football Club on securing £1,676 of funding from sportscotland through Awards for All Scotland.

The motion text reads:

"That...

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Published date : 31 Jul 2017

Jenny Gilruth MSP has lodged a motion (S5M-06950: "Fife Olympiad Team Wins Award") asking the Scottish Parliament to congratulate the 2017 Fife Olympiad team on winning the Fair Play award at the Twin Town Olympiad event in Boblingen, Germany.

The motion text reads:

"That the Parliament...

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Published date : 28 Jul 2017

LEVENMOUTH MSP TAKES BID FOR RAIL LINK TO NATIONAL CONFERENCE

The campaign for a Levenmouth Rail Link was today stepped up a gear by Levenmouth's MSP, Jenny Gilruth, who is tabling a motion demanding the link to her party's national conference in October. Ms Gilruth, a long standing advocate of the...

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Published date : 25 Jul 2017

JENNY GILRUTH MSP VOWS TO “APPLY PRESSURE” FOR REINSTATEMENT OF VITAL LINK

Jenny Gilruth, MSP for Mid Fife & Glenrothes, has expressed her disappointment that the Levenmouth rail link has not been included within the Edinburgh & South East Scotland regional city deal, citing it as a “missed opportunity”...

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Published date : 21 Jul 2017

RAIL LINK COULD “SUBSTANTIALLY REDUCE CARBON FOOTPRINT” FOR BUSINESSES
 
Jenny Gilruth, MSP for Mid Fife & Glenrothes, is highlighting the potential for Levenmouth Rail Link to significantly improve the environmental impact of businesses in her constituency by offering new rail freight services and reducing road traffic.

 

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Published date : 21 Jul 2017

Jenny Gilruth MSP has lodged a motion (S5M-06820: "New President of the Rotary Club of Glenrothes") asking the Scottish Parliament to congratulate former Glenrothes MP Lindsay Roy on becoming the new President of the Rotary Club of Glenrothes.

The motion text reads:

"That the Parliament congratulates Lindsay Roy on becoming the new...

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Published date : 19 Jul 2017

Jenny Gilruth MSP has lodged a motion (S5M-06795: "Dementia Friendly Glenrothes Initiative") asking the Scottish Parliament to congratulate the Kingdom Shopping Centre on being named the first dementia-friendly business in Glenrothes by the Dementia Friendly Glenrothes initiative.

The motion text reads:

"That the Parliament congratulates the Kingdom Shopping Centre on being named...

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Published date : 19 Jul 2017

Jenny Gilruth MSP has lodged a motion (S5M-06797: "KyoceraCodes Winners") asking the Scottish Parliament to congratulate the Fife College HND student team on winning the first ever KyoceraCodes computing competition in Reading.

The motion text reads:

"That the Parliament congratulates the team of three 18-year-old Fife College HND students on winning the...

Local Reporters, EDUCATION, MOTIONS, AWARDS
 
Published date : 19 Jul 2017

Jenny Gilruth MSP has lodged a motion (S5M-06796: "Green Flag for Letham Glen, Leven") asking the Scottish Parliament to congratulate Letham Glen in Leven on winning a Green Flag award from Keep Scotland Beautiful.

The motion text reads:

"That the Parliament congratulates the staff and management...

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Published date : 18 Jul 2017

Jenny Gilruth MSP has lodged a motion (S5M-06739: "Kennoway Chosen for Coalfields Community Futures Programme") asking the Scottish Parliament to congratulate the village of Kennoway on being selected to participate in the Coalfields Community Futures Programme run by the Coalfields Regeneration Trust.

The motion text reads:

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Published date : 18 Jul 2017

JENNY GILRUTH MSP CALLS ON FIFE TORIES TO CHALLENGE “NAKED POWER-GRAB”


Jenny Gilruth, MSP for Mid Fife & Glenrothes, is calling on Fife’s Tories to oppose the UK Tory government’s attempts to use the EU Repeal Bill to strip Holyrood of powers.

The local MSP is urging Scottish...

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Published date : 12 Jul 2017

SUPPORT NOT SURCHARGES NEEDED TO BOOST UNI ACCESS
 
The Labour party has been exposed for “wholesale hypocrisy” on tuition fees – after announcing a hike above and beyond £9,000 for students in Wales, despite promising to scrap them during the General Election campaign just a few weeks...

Local Reporters, EDUCATION
 
Published date : 10 Jul 2017

SCOTTISH NHS BOARDS COMMIT NEARLY £8 BILLION TO MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES IN DECADE

Latest figures have revealed that NHS Tayside and NHS Fife spending on mental health services has totalled over £1.1 billion since 2007 – proving the SNP’s commitment to supporting those with mental health issues...

Local Reporters, HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE
 
Published date : 07 Jul 2017

JENNY GILRUTH & DAVID TORRANCE SUPPORT “TEAM FIFE” COMPETITORS IN GERMANY

Jenny Gilruth MSP and David Torrance MSP have teamed up at a visit to the Fife Olympiad volleyball team at a training session in Kirkcaldy, ahead of the Olympiad tournament in Boblingen later this month.

The Fife Olympiad...

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Published date : 07 Jul 2017

New GDP figures show that Scotland’s economy has grown 0.8% in the first quarter of 2017, four times the UK growth rate for the same quarter.

Production grew by 3.1%, accounting for most of the growth in Scotland, and the services industry grew by 0.3%.
Since 2007, productivity in...

Local Reporters, FINANCE & ECONOMY
 
Published date : 05 Jul 2017

Jenny Gilruth MSP has lodged a motion (S5M-06630: "Congratulations to Glasgow Jazz Festival Winner, Seonaid Aitken") asking the Scottish Parliament to congratulate Seonaid Aitken on winning the Best Vocalist Award at the Glasgow Jazz Festival 2017.

The motion text reads:

"That the Parliament congratulates the Glenrothes...

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Published date : 05 Jul 2017

Jenny Gilruth MSP has lodged a motion (S5M-06631: "Dementia-friendly Walks in Riverside Park, Glenrothes") asking the Scottish Parliament to welcome the unveiling of two new dementia-friendly walks at Riverside Park in Glenrothes.

The motion text reads:

"That the Parliament welcomes the unveiling of two new dementia-friendly...

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Published date : 04 Jul 2017

JENNY GILRUTH MSP SAYS TORIES MUST DELIVER ON PUBLIC SECTOR PAY

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

Local Reporters, HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE, EDUCATION
 
Published date : 30 Jun 2017

LOCAL MSP BACKS CAMPAIGN TO MAKE SCOTLAND AN “AUTISM-FRIENDLY NATION”

Jenny Gilruth MSP has pledged to support her autistic constituents and make Scotland an autism-friendly nation.

The Mid Fife & Glenrothes MSP made the pledge at an event held at Holyrood by The National Autistic Society...

Local Reporters, HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE, CHARITIES
 
Published date : 30 Jun 2017

MOVES BACKED BY MAJORITY OF SCOTS CONSULTED

Jenny Gilruth, MSP for Mid Fife & Glenrothes, has welcomed the Scottish Government’s decision to introduce legislation for a soft opt-out system of organ and tissue donation, which was backed by 82% of those who contributed to their consultation.

Local Reporters, HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE
 
Published date : 29 Jun 2017

Jenny Gilruth MSP has lodged a motion (S5M-06529: "Rachel Main from Glenrothes") asking the Scottish Parliament to congratulate Rachel Main from Glenrothes on being awarded a scholarship to take part in an MFA Dramatic Writing programme in New York.

The motion text reads:

"That the Parliament...

EDUCATION, MOTIONS
 
Published date : 28 Jun 2017

MID FIFE & GLENROTHES MSP DRAWS ON FORMER CAREER FOR EDUCATION DEBATE
 
Jenny Gilruth MSP drew upon her experiences in teaching during a debate on the Scottish Government’s Education Governance Review in the Scottish Parliament today.

Outlining the need for the Scottish Government’s reforms, the Mid Fife &...

Local Reporters, EDUCATION
 
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,...

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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...

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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...

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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 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 : 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

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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.

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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 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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