On a visit to GlaxoSmithKline in Irvine this week, Finance Secretary, John Swinney announced the creation of 4 enterprise zones in Scotland.  These zones will aim to generate new economic activity by increasing or bringing forward investment and stimulating new job creation.  Scottish enterprise will work closely with North Ayrshire council and the business community to maximise the economic value to the area.  

Margaret Burgess MSP

Irvine will form part of the Life Sciences area, our Cunninghame South SNP MSP Margaret Burgess’ said:

“The announcement of the Enterprise Area programme is fantastic news that will bring real economic benefits to both local communities and Scotland as a whole.”
“I am looking forward to seeing the impact the investment in life sciences in this site will bring to Irvine and the surrounding regions – bringing jobs, skills and putting it on the map as being at the forefront of developments in this area.”