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MOST IMPROVED LARGE TOWN IN SCOTLAND

EDM (Early Day Motion) 906: tabled on 17 December 2015

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 25 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House congratulates Kilmarnock in winning the SURF award for being Scotland's most improved large town while commending the town of Irvine for being runner up; pays tribute to the work of the SNP-led East Ayrshire Councils for leading in the regeneration work; applauds particularly the restoration of the derelict Opera House listed building, ignored by previous councils; welcomes the re-landscaped Bank Street assisting in attracting businesses; recognises the partnership work with the Town Centre Retailers Association, the Kilmarnock Station Railways Heritage Trust and the CVO; further welcomes the town centre council house development schemes at Portland Street, West Langlands Street and Rennie Street and East Ayrshire Council's office strategy to ensure as many people access the town centre on a regular basis; notes that funding from the Scottish Government has allowed the CARS scheme to award grants to many town centre premises, preserving their future; and welcomes the improvements to the station clock, the railway viaduct, Palace Theatre and other capital investment schemes by East Ayrshire Council which has demonstrated that responsible long-term capital borrowing allows sensible infrastructure development and supports jobs.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Ahmed-Sheikh, Ms Tasmina
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 January 2016
Ochil and South Perthshire
Boswell, Philip
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 January 2016
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 January 2016
Lanark and Hamilton East
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 January 2016
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Docherty, Martin John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 January 2016
West Dunbartonshire
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 January 2016
Motherwell and Wishaw
Gray, Neil
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 January 2016
Airdrie and Shotts
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 January 2016
Dundee West
McGarry, Natalie
Independent
Signed on 12 January 2016
Glasgow East
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 January 2016
Falkirk
Monaghan, Dr Paul
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 January 2016
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
O'Hara, Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 January 2016
Argyll and Bute
Salmond, Alex
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 January 2016
Gordon
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 5 January 2016
Strangford
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 January 2016
Glasgow South West
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 January 2016
Glasgow Central
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 January 2016
Midlothian
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 11 January 2016
Leicester East
Weir, Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 January 2016
Angus

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.