AN MSP has urged the government to up their game with regards to the Ayrshire growth deal.

Colin Smyth has used a debate in the Scottish Parliament to call on the Government to give a concise timing of when the deal is to be agreed and when funding is to be announced.

He said: “What people in Ayrshire now want to see are the projects in the growth deal delivered.

“The Ayrshire Growth Deal has been years in development. But so far not a penny of funding has been allocated by either the Scottish or UK Government.”