Scotland hits 95% broadband target

SNP MSP Stuart McMillan has hailed the news that the SNP Scottish Government has already exceeded its Programme for Government pledge to deliver fibre broadband to more than 95% of premises in Scotland as a “landmark achievement.” The Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband (DSSB) programme is being delivered through two projects – the first covering the […]

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McMillan pledges to #SayNoToPuppyDealers

SNP MSP Stuart McMillan has signed the pledge to #SayNoToPuppyDealers in order to help combat illegal puppy farming and is urging others to do the same. Yesterday, the Scottish SPCA launched a joint campaign with the SNP Scottish Government, Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home, RSPCA, Battersea, Dogs Trust, University of Edinburgh, PAAG, Trading Standards Scotland, […]

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McMillan encourages shoppers to keep it local

SNP MSP Stuart McMillan is encouraging consumers in Inverclyde to shop locally and support the 1,710 small businesses in the local economy. The Scottish Government is committed to supporting businesses in Scotland, including retailers, providing the most competitive package of non-domestic rates reliefs anywhere in the UK in the 2018/19 budget. This includes the Small […]

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Stuart McMillan MSP Welcomes Child Poverty Delivery Plan

Stuart McMillan MSP has welcomed a range of Scottish Government proposals to tackle child poverty – including plans for a new income supplement, which will provide financial support to families who need it most. Increasing family incomes and reducing living costs are prioritised in the Tackling Child Poverty Delivery Plan, which sets out how the Scottish Government […]

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Stuart McMillan MSP Seeks To Boost NHS Cash

A consultation has been launched today by Stuart McMillan MSP in a new attempt to support the NHS claw back the millions it spends on treating industrial diseases. The consultation seeks views on a Bill put forward by Mr McMillan, and would allow the recovery of costs associated with NHS treatment for industrial diseases caused […]

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Gambling Commission on FOBTs a Missed Opportunity

The recommendation by the Gambling Commission to cut the maximum stake on fixed-odds betting terminals from £100 to £30 is a “missed opportunity for more effective reform”, SNP MSP Stuart McMillan has said. The current £100 maximum stake allows gamblers on the highly-addictive machines to lose up to £18,000 an hour, with FOBTs being described […]

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McMillan raises rail issues with ScotRail CEO

Greenock and Inverclyde MSP, Stuart McMillan, has been highlighting Inverclyde’s rail network issues – meeting with the Transport Minister and a number of representatives from ScotRail on the matter, including its Chief Executive yesterday. During yesterday’s drop-in session at the Scottish Parliament, which allowed MSPs to raise local issues directly with ScotRail’s CEO, Mr McMillan […]

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MSP asks for rail discount on Inverclyde routes

Stuart McMillan MSP has asked Transport Minister Humza Yousaf for a discount on Inverclyde to Glasgow rail routes at a recent meeting. Mr McMillan said: “I have been contacted by a small number of constituents who have adversely been affected by the old Class 314 trains in use locally. Recently, there has been a deterioration […]

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SNP budget brings boost for Inverclyde

Inverclyde Council is set to receive a significant funding boost as a result of this year’s SNP Scottish Government budget – with local services in Inverclyde benefiting from an extra £2.82m. The SNP’s progressive reforms – which will see 55% of taxpayers pay less in income tax than if they lived in the rest of […]

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Inverclyde taxpayers protected under SNP budget proposals

Stuart McMillan MSP has emphasised that the proposed Scottish Government budget for 2018-19 will give Scots the best deal in the UK, and will result in almost 80% of taxpayers in Inverclyde paying less in the upcoming financial year. The Scottish Government budget will also ensure a pay rise for public sector workers and lower […]

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Pipeathon 2017 Hands Over £5800 to 3 Good Causes

Stuart McMillan MSP has celebrated the final tally of his Pipeathon charity fundraiser which saw him travel the length and breadth of Scotland fundraising for three very worthwhile charities. Stuart played the pipes at 42 football grounds from Cappielow to Hampden, in a gruelling cross-country dash last summer. The MSP raised a total of £5,800, […]

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Local MSP joins campaign to promote Safer Internet Day

INVERCLYDE PRIMARY SCHOOLS TO BE REMOVED FROM STRANGER SNAPCHAT SEARCH FOLLOWING SNP MSP PRESSURE SNP MSP Stuart McMillan has joined the campaign to boost internet safety for young people – after pressure from SNP MSPs Kevin Stewart and Gillian Martin led to Snapchat removing primary schools from their search function. Marking Safer Internet Day, Mr […]

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McMillan slams Tories for being in two-minds about Inverclyde

Last week, Greenock and Inverclyde MSP, Stuart McMillan, exposed the Scottish Conservatives as saying the proposed Scottish budget for 2018/19 is ‘too generous’ to Inverclyde. However, it seems regional Tory MSP for the West of Scotland, Jamie Greene, didn’t get the memo as he asked Stuart to vote against yesterday’s budget because it didn’t deliver […]

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£2.420M Budget Boost for Inverclyde

Inverclyde will receive an extra £2.420M funding under the revised budget proposals unveiled by Finance Secretary Derek Mackay. The budget boost comes as the Scottish Government confirmed that all local authorities will receive an above inflation increase in resource funding. The SNP budget will give Scots the best deal in the UK – with investment […]

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McMillan urges fuel retailers to publish their prices

Greenock and Inverclyde MSP, Stuart McMillan, is urging fuel retailers in Scotland to publish their petrol prices online as part of his Fair Fuel Inverclyde campaign. Mr McMillan believes that by publishing their unleaded and diesel prices for all of their garages across the country, consumers would be able to see for themselves the type […]

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Local MSP welcomes electric shock collar ban in Scotland

Greenock and Inverclyde MSP, Stuart McMillan, has welcomed the news that the use of electric shock collars for dogs will be banned in Scotland. The announcement came yesterday (Wednesday 24 January) from Cabinet Secretary for the Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform, Roseanna Cunningham MSP. Commenting, Stuart said: “A number of constituents have contacted me […]

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Local MSP Demands Action on Petrol Prices

Stuart McMillian MSP has again highlighted the high forecourt cost of fuel in Inverclyde. He said: “People in Inverclyde are paying too much for unleaded and diesel. In Edinburgh today, fuel is as much as 10p a litre cheaper than it is in Inverclyde – retailers are only prepared to price match locally, not nationally. […]

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McMillan encourages flu jab take up

SNP MSP Stuart McMillan has urged all eligible adults in Greenock and Inverclyde to take up the offer of a free flu vaccination. Everyone aged 65 and over, pregnant women and people at most risk of serious illness are offered the flu vaccination on the NHS. Flu rates in Scotland doubled in December with the […]

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Stuart McMillan pledges support for families across West Scotland raising disabled or seriously ill children and young people

Stuart McMillan MSP has pledged his support for Family Fund, the UK’s largest charity providing grants for families raising disabled or seriously ill children and young people, and their commitment to increase the number of grants and services they provide to families. In Scotland, Family Fund supported 6,176 families with grants worth £2.9 million and […]

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