Green MSP Ross Greer has put forward a parliamentary motion to recognise Kilwinning Academy’s accomplishment in forming the first ever credit union within a school.

The project, in partnership with 1st Alliance Ayrshire Credit Union,  was launched last month and is part of the Innovative Schools Project – involving Developing Young Workforce (DYW) Ayrshire and The Prince’s Trust Scotland.

Ross Greer MSP said: “Credit unions are essential for a growing number of people, especially with high street bank branches closing quickly across the country.

“What the pupils and staff at Kilwinning Academy have done is fantastic and should be recognised nationally."