The Scottish Government has set out plans for significant capital investment in healthcare, education, transport and the environment over the next five years in a move which will benefit East Ayrshire.

The Infrastructure Investment Plan (IIP) and Capital Spending Review both confirm an investment that will support 45,000 jobs and build healthcare facilities, schools and local facilities across Scotland - including Doon Valley Community Campus.

A further investment of £110million will go towards digital public services transformation, £50million for Active Freeways and £60million for climate adaptation of the trunk road network.

North Ayrshire will also benefit with a funding boost for Ardrossan Community Learning and Innovation Hub and Montgomerie Park Primary School.

Infrastructure Secretary Michael Matheson said:”This significant investment will support economic confidence in every corner of Scotland and send out a clear message that we will continue to do all we can to secure our recovery from coronavirus (COVID-19). In the process we will also be supporting over 45,000 jobs and building a strong future for Scotland.”