MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde, Stuart McMillan, helped officially open the new Boots store in the Clydebuilt Shopping Park, Port Glasgow.
The Boots store opened at 9am today, with the official opening taking place at 10.30am.
Commenting at the opening, Mr McMillan said:
“I’m delighted that Boots have opened up shop at Port Glasgow’s Clydebuilt Shopping Park as they’re a great addition to what’s already on offer in the area. With Marks and Spencer recently relocating to the site and Next due to open in the next few weeks, this has become a real retail hub in Inverclyde.
“I’m pleased to see investment coming to Port Glasgow, especially as I grew up in the area and saw its decline. I’m now proud to be the local MSP representing Port Glasgow and am glad to see it flourishing again.
“Boots have also confirmed their commitment to the Oak Mall and have reassured me that there are no plans to close their Greenock store. I welcome their investment in Port Glasgow and dedication to Inverclyde as a whole. I encourage my constituents to support them in their new store, and once again congratulate them on today’s opening and for bringing 20 new jobs to the area.
“Today’s opening has also coincided with some other local good news, as Ardgowan Distillery has secured almost £1 million pounds of government funding through the Food Processing, Marketing and Co-Operation grant scheme. The distillery now plans to commence construction next year and will also bring more jobs to Inverclyde.”