The cabinet was invited to Greenock at the request of Stuart McMillan MSP. Scottish Government Ministers will take part in a full day of events in the Inverclyde area, culminating in a public discussion at Greenock Town Hall led by the First Minister.
Commenting on the visit, Stuart McMillan MSP said:
“I’m delighted to be finally able to announce that the Scottish Cabinet will be visiting Inverclyde on 23d November. The business of government is open to everyone who wants to be involved and it is important that the Ministers can hear the views of the people of Inverclyde. And those views will not only be heard, but will also result in real action.”
Speaking ahead of the Greenock events, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said:
“I’m hugely looking forward to travelling to Inverclyde on November 23 and taking part in events and visits in and around Greenock throughout the day. This is a great opportunity for me and my senior Ministers to meet local people, find out about issues that matter to Inverclyde and take questions at the public discussion.
“We want to be a listening Government, open and transparent, taking on board the thoughts and concerns of people in communities across Scotland and using that feedback to shape the policy decisions we make and take real action.
“The discussion takes place in Greenock Town Hall and I would encourage the local community to attend. This is your chance to give us your views, raise an issue or have a chat with a Minister following the public discussion.”
Here is the Eventbrite link for anyone wishing to attend the public event, http://ministerstouringscotlandgreenock.eventbrite.co.uk