I know that many of my constituents will be struggling with feelings of loneliness at this time of year.
Age Scotland's new research shows that as many as two older people on every street here in North Ayrshire and Isle of Arran expect to feel lonely this Christmas. No one should be alone.
Age Scotland’s Friendship Line is here to listen, provide friendship and offer support. Anyone over 50 can call them on 0800 12 44 222. Calls are free and it is open from 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday.
Find out more by visiting www.age.scot/friendship