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Job Farm Scotland

That the Parliament congratulates the initiative of the president of the Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland, Job Farm Scotland; notes that, with 2018 being the Year of Young People, the society's president, Sir Crispin Agnew of Lochnaw, and his team have developed a new digital resource to promote opportunities in the rural economy for exciting and rewarding futures, which aims to make young people aware of the wide range of careers and jobs in agriculture, the food industry, science and rural business, understands that jobfarm.org shows the variety of roles and opportunities that exist beyond the farm gate and guides those interested to work experience opportunities; hopes that, during the Year of Young People, the resource can be further developed to be able to assist young people from all over Scotland; welcomes the launch of this initiative, which is timed to take place before the 178th Royal Highland Show at Ingliston from 21 to 24 June 2018, and notes that details of the show can be found at royalhighlandshow.org. 

 

Supported by: Clare Adamson, Ivan McKee


Joan’s Legacy

That the Parliament welcomes the West FM News campaign, Joan’s Legacy, which seeks to highlight the need for speed cameras to be installed on the A77 between the Whitletts and Bankfield roundabouts; notes that Joan Price of Troon was tragically killed on this section of carriageway in 2017 by a vehicle travelling at up to 140mph; understands that, where average speed cameras have been installed along other sections of the A77, there has been a 77% reduction in fatal casualties and a 74% reduction in serious casualties, compared with the original baseline published in 2005, and believes that urgent action should be taken to install average speed cameras on the A77 between these two roundabouts.

Supported by: Jackson Carlaw, Dean Lockhart, Liam Kerr, Miles Briggs, Maurice Corry, Alexander Stewart, Peter Chapman, Edward Mountain, Jeremy Balfour, Bill Bowman, Margaret Mitchell, Jamie Greene, Michelle Ballantyne, Brian Whittle, Rachael Hamilton, Alexander Burnett


Care and Share

That the Parliament applauds the work done by Care and Share, a collaboration between Riverside Church and NHS Ayrshire and Arran, which provides a weekly drop-in service where an average of 50 people per week can access 13 different social care, healthcare and financial services on a one-stop-shop basis; notes that, in 2018, Care and Share celebrates its 10th anniversary of assisting people recovering from drug and alcohol misuse, and wishes the volunteers who have sustained this collaboration every success with their future work.

Supported by: Clare Adamson, Miles Briggs, Liz Smith, Bill Bowman, Alexander Stewart, Margaret Mitchell, Ruth Maguire, Ash Denham, Jeremy Balfour, Stewart Stevenson, Peter Chapman, Maurice Corry, Jamie Greene, Graeme Dey, Liam Kerr, Alison Harris, Murdo Fraser, Richard Lyle, Bill Kidd, Donald Cameron, Kenneth Gibson, Gordon Lindhurst, David Torrance, Alexander Burnett, Jackson Carlaw, Ivan McKee, Emma Harper, Rona Mackay, Michelle Ballantyne, Rachael Hamilton, Tom Arthur, Maurice Golden


Current Status: Eligible for Members’ Business, Pending Cross Party Support
The Friends of Troon Beaches

That the Parliament notes the efforts of Friends of Troon Beaches, which is a group of 45 volunteers that formed in April 2017 to care for four miles of coastline in Troon and Barassie; applauds the friends' commitment to keeping this coastline clear of marine litter, including discarded fishing equipment, plastics and other beached detritus, and notes the calls for all to commit to continuing the work to change long-term behaviour, so that the littering of Scotland’s seas and coastline is brought to an end.

Supported by: Richard Lyle, Liz Smith, Ruth Maguire, Maurice Corry, Jackson Carlaw, Jamie Greene, Bill Kidd, Kenneth Gibson, Alison Harris, Miles Briggs, Jeremy Balfour, Gordon Lindhurst, Alexander Stewart, Edward Mountain, Donald Cameron, Margaret Mitchell, Graeme Dey, David Torrance, Murdo Fraser, Rachael Hamilton, Gil Paterson, Adam Tomkins, Liam Kerr, Clare Adamson, Jackie Baillie, Alexander Burnett, Brian Whittle, Maurice Golden


Current Status: Fallen on 09/05/2018