Last week, Ruth:

  • Joined MSP colleagues and the Kurdish community at the Cross Party Group on Kurdistan to discuss practical solidary


  • Led a Holyrood debate highlighting how flexible working allows business to maximise talent and drive inclusive growth.


  • In Education Committee, took evidence from a range of organisations on the Children and Young People (Information Sharing) (Scotland) Bill, or the ‘Named Person’ scheme, including the North Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership and Dumfries and Galloway Council Education Services


  • Hosted a cake and coffee morning at the new Fullarton Community Hub to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support


  • Used a parliamentary motion to commend the North Ayrshire DrEAM (Drop Everything and Move) Week 2017 initiative


  • In Social Security Committee, took evidence from a range of organisations on the development of Scotland’s new social security agency, including COSLA, Citizens Advice Scotland and the Law Society of Scotland


  • Used a parliamentary motion to highlight the outstanding achievement of Gemma Gilfillan, who is from Stevenston, on her success as part of the Scotland team at the Homeless World Cup 2017


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