Local MSP Backs Huge Expansion of Free Childcare

SNP MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde, Stuart McMillan, has welcomed the First Minister’s announcement that childcare spending will double to £840 million a year – signalling a huge expansion in free early learning and childcare provision across Scotland. The move reaffirms the SNP Government’s commitment to making Scotland the best place in the world to […]

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Inverclyde politicians welcome Universal Credit changes

Greenock and Inverclyde MSP, Stuart McMillan, and Inverclyde MP, Ronnie Cowan, have welcomed the Scottish Government’s changes to how Scottish claimants receive Universal Credit, which begin today. Recipients of Universal Credit making new claims in Scotland will now be offered two new ways to help them manage their money. From today (4 October), they have […]

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McMillan welcomes Holyrood’s opposition to fracking in Scotland

Greenock and Inverclyde MSP Stuart McMillan has welcomed the Scottish Government’s announcement today that fracking cannot and will not take place in Scotland. The announcement was delivered by Minister for Business, Innovation and Energy, Paul Wheelhouse, who outlined the results of a recent consultation – which received the second most responses ever – which indicated […]

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Give Your Views on Bus Services and Smart Ticketing

SNP MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde, Stuart McMillan, has encouraged bus users across Inverclyde to get involved in two new public consultations that will help shape the future of bus services and smart ticketing in Scotland. Transport Scotland will conduct a number of events and stakeholder workshops to encourage participation in these consultations before they […]

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McMillan welcomes SNP Rates Boost to Benefit Inverclyde Businesses

Greenock and Inverclyde MSP, Stuart McMillan, welcomed the SNP’s proposals following the Barclay Review which will go a long way in supporting local businesses in Inverclyde. The SNP’s proposals for augmenting Scotland’s local economy were announced by Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Constitution, Derek Mackay MSP; with plans to support nurseries, the hospitality sector and […]

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20 Years on – Devolution has Delivered for Inverclyde

SNP MSP Stuart McMillan has praised the success of devolution twenty years on from the referendum on a Scottish Parliament. 78% of voters in Inverclyde backed the plans in the 1997 referendum, which saw 74% of Scots vote for a devolved parliament. The Scottish Parliament was then reconvened in 1999. Commenting, Stuart said: “Devolution has […]

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McMillan and Sturgeon Slam UK Government over Brexit

Greenock and Inverclyde MSP Stuart McMillan today asked the First Minister what assurances the Scottish Government had received regarding the transfer of powers to Scotland following Brexit. After a summer of slow progress over Brexit, leaked documents and poor engagement with devolved governments, Mr McMillan was keen to receive an update before meeting the EU’s […]

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Stuart McMillan MSP raises a cup for £200m charity fundraiser

Stuart McMillan MSP is helping World’s Biggest Coffee Morning pass its £200m fundraising total – by putting the kettle on. The Greenock and Inverclyde MSP is taking part in Macmillan Cancer Support’s leading fundraising event this month, and he wants local people to get involved. Mr McMillan said: “I know a considerable number of constituents […]

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MSP Urges Inverclyde Employers to Sign up to Living Wage

SNP MSP Stuart McMillan has urged businesses in Inverclyde to sign up to the Scottish Living Wage – as the number of accredited Living Wage employers in Scotland hits 900. The Scottish Living Wage is independently calculated based on the cost of living – with the real Living Wage currently at £8.45, above the minimum […]

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Diageo Learning for Life Event a Real Cocktail for Success

Last night the Scottish Parliament was the venue for a celebration of Diageo’s Learning for Life programme and the recent graduation of its 1000th young person. Sponsoring the event, Stuart McMillan MSP welcomed many of the previous graduates, MSPs and invited guests to the Parliament’s Garden Lobby. Three of the previous graduates spoke of the […]

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MP & MSP Show their Support for Glow Gold Campaign

  Ronnie Cowan MP and Stuart McMillan MSP have added their continued support to the Glow Gold campaign and to raise awareness of Childhood Cancer. Each September Childhood Cancer Awareness Month helps highlight the impact of cancer on young people and their family. This, in turn, helps us to protect more and more children and […]

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MSP Highlights Poor Condition of Greenock Cemetery Gates

Greenock and Inverclyde MSP Stuart McMillan has again raised concerns about the poor state of Greenock Cemetery gates – and has said that Inverclyde Council’s approach towards the upkeep of the prominent entrance way has been ‘neglectful’. Stuart wrote to Inverclyde Council last year about the state of the cemetery gates and they were eventually […]

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MSP Calls for Annual James Watt Festival

2019 marks the 200th anniversary of the death of James Watt – and Greenock and Inverclyde MSP Stuart McMillan is calling for a festival to celebrate the legacy of the Greenock-born inventor. Born in in Greenock in January 1736 (275 years ago) – James Watt died in 1819, aged 83. Thanks to Watt’s invention that vastly […]

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FOI Request Shows IRH in Safe Hands 

An FOI request undertaken by Stuart McMillan MSP has shown that the long-term future of the IRH is secure after its findings revealed significant developments taking place within the hospital. Stuart, the MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde, requested the detailed information from the Greater Glasgow and Clyde Health Board after numerous false stories were circulated […]

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