I was delighted to attend the official opening of the new housing development in Springvale Gardens in Saltcoats with Kenneth Gibson MSP.

This modern new development was officially opened this morning and was made possible with a grant of £826,000 from Scottish National Party (SNP) The Scottish Government.

It consists of 14 new homes; six General Needs, two Amenity, two Wheelchair and four ground level.

The £68million granted to North Ayrshire Council over the last five years alone - with more than £81million over the next five - contrasts sharply with the sum of zero provided by the Labour/Lib Dem Scottish Executive during its entire eight years in office.