QUESTIONS have been asked regarding South Ayrshire Council’s proposal to cut crossing patrols after it was revealed Alloway’s lollipop lady will receive an OBE. 

Pauline Scott, who will be awarded an OBE for her services to education, has been congratulated by members of the community. 

Mrs Scott, who lives in Maybole, has been a dedicated school patroller for some 25 years and has helped three generations of families on their way to school.

Former MSP for the South of Scotland, Chic Brodie, congratulated Pauline on her success on the New Years Honours list, 

Mr Brodie said: “In reviewing the Honours list, I like others was delighted to note that the crossing patrol warden at Alloway Primary School, Pauline Scott, is to receive the British Empire Medal for Services to Education. 

“This is well deserved particularly when it is supported by the First Minister’s statement that ‘ those who work in the field of Education ..........the Honours are a fitting way of celebrating their work’. 

“On that basis why are South Ayrshire’s SNP led coalition proposing to dispose of all school crossing patrols the Council provides when we are being asked to celebrate their work?”

Chief Executive Eileen Howat previously said: “I would stress that these are proposals – no decisions have been taken as yet and councillors will consider a number of factors before making any determination, including the feedback.”