Applications open for Community Connect Funding

Stuart McMillan MSP is encouraging local groups to apply for Scotmid’s next round of Community Connect Funding to be in with the chance of receiving up to £15,000. This funding initiative enables Scotmid members to give back to their communities by allowing them to vote for three Good Cause Groups from Scotmid’s West Member Region, […]

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McMillan Welcomes NHSGGC Commitment to IRH

Yet again, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Chairman John Brown, has confirmed that the IRH has a long-term future. Local MSP Stuart McMillan has demanded that stories to the contrary end once and for all. Mr Brown has today said; “The Board has already confirmed its commitment to Inverclyde Royal Hospital. “Suggestions that it is […]

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Sharp fall in vandalism in Inverclyde over last decade

Latest figures have revealed that cases of vandalism across Inverclyde have fallen sharply since the SNP came to power in 2007 – proving that the SNP’s approach to crime and justice in the community is working. In 2007/08, there was 253 instances of vandalism per 10,000 of the population in Inverclyde, which has fallen sharply […]

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Local MSP welcomes new travel vaccinations service

Greenock and Inverclyde MSP, Stuart McMillan, has welcomed the introduction of a travel vaccinations service at Boots’ Greenock store in the Oak Mall Shopping Centre. As part of Health Information Week 2018, Mr McMillan met Boots’ pharmacist Neil Morton to find out more about this new service – something few pharmacies offer – which is […]

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McMillan discusses Bogus Caller with Police Scotland

Greenock and Inverclyde MSP, Stuart McMillan welcomed Police Scotland Area Commander Louise Harvie and Local Authority Liaison Officer Laura Stewart to his office on Tuesday to discuss various issues highlighted to him by constituents. One of the significant topics discussed was bogus caller crime and the targeting of elderly residents. Commenting, Mr McMillan said: “It […]

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Local MSP supports Marie Curie baking challenge

Stuart McMillan MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde joined over 150 people at a special event celebrating terminal illness charity Marie Curie’s latest fundraiser on Wednesday 20 June 2018. The Blooming Great Garden Party held at Edinburgh’s Holyrood Park saw MSPs, volunteers and supporters join celebrations for the Blooming Great Tea Party campaign. The charity is […]

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McMillan Offers Positive Direction for Local Development Plan

With the consultation on Inverclyde Council’s new Local Development Plan (LDP) closing this Friday, local MSP Stuart McMillan has today sent in his submission to the consultation. Welcoming much of the LDP, Stuart has offered constructive feedback, while highlighting areas he feels should be of greater or lesser priority. Click here to view my submission. Speaking […]

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McMillan welcomes £775m spent on free eye tests

The SNP’s protection of free eye tests in Scotland has seen people benefit over 21 million times from the initiative since 2007 – with the Scottish Government investing over £775 million in the policy over the last decade. The policy is a key part of the SNP’s commitment to providing world-leading services for everyone, no […]

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SNP investing £10.5m in Inverclyde schools

SNP MSP Stuart McMillan has hailed Scotland’s Schools for the Future school building programme for investing £10.5m in Inverclyde, on the same day the SNP Scottish Government has opened a hat-trick of new high school buildings in Largs, Dundee and Edinburgh. A total of £8.4m has been invested in building new Inverclyde schools and a […]

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Inverclyde Loses £1.2m Because of Tory Welfare Cuts

Freedom of Information figures supplied by the Department for Work and Pensions have shown that Inverclyde has lost out on £1.2million because of Tory cuts to disability benefit. The information – requested by investigative news outlet The Ferret – shows the number of people who have lost out on social security benefits following the change […]

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McMillan welcomes passing of Historical Sexual Pardons Bill

Stuart McMillan MSP is pleased that the Scottish Parliament has passed the Historical Sexual Offences (Pardons and Disregards) (Scotland) Bill. The aim of this Bill is to provide a form of redress against the discriminatory effect of convicting men for same-sex sexual offences in the past, for activity that is now legal. Commenting, the Greenock […]

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McMillan demands Perjeta in Scotland now

Stuart McMillan MSP is supporting Breast Cancer Now Scotland’s campaign demanding that Perjeta, a cancer drug, be made available to women in Scotland living with incurable breast cancer. The Greenock and Inverclyde MSP has written to the General Manager at Roche, the manufacturer of Perjeta, as well as the Director of the NHS’s National Procurement […]

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McMillan commends Scotch Whisky Association Action Fund

Stuart McMillan MSP has commended the Scotch Whisky Association’s (SWA) Action Fund which this year has awarded £180,000 to fifteen local initiatives working to reduce alcohol harm in Scotland. The fund extends the SWA’s commitment to addressing alcohol misuse and promoting responsible drinking. This is the fourth round of awards from the fund set up […]

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McMillan backs support for Carers ahead of Carers Week

SNP MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde, Stuart McMillan, has pledged his backing for Carers Week which begins next Monday, by committing to support local carers across Inverclyde. Mr McMillan has signed up to the Carers Week pledge to take carer friendly action – highlighting the tireless work of the 6.5 million unpaid carers across the […]

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Local MSP and MP Welcome Sustainable Growth Commission

A new report by the Sustainable Growth Commission has been welcomed by local MSP Stuart McMillan and MP Ronnie Cowan. The commission, established by the First Minister in September 2016 and chaired by Andrew Wilson, and funded entirely by the SNP. It was given the remit – To assess projections for Scotland’s economy and public […]

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Brexit expert addresses Greenock community concerns

A Brexit expert has spoken on the likely scenarios facing the community following the country’s withdrawal from the European Union next year. Member of Scottish Parliament, Stuart McMillan hosted Professor Alex de Ruyter from the Centre for Brexit Studies at Birmingham City University, at a talk last night to discuss the Brexit concerns of businesses […]

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Inverclyde Schools Receive £3,505,999 Attainment Funding Boost

Primary and secondary schools across Inverclyde will receive £3,505,999 from the Scottish Attainment Challenge fund in 2018/19 to help boost the attainment levels of the most deprived pupils. Nine local authorities in Scotland and an additional 74 individual schools will share £50 million funding from the Scottish Attainment Challenge fund for initiatives targeted at children […]

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McMillan’s Pressure Sees ScotRail Deliver Free Journeys

Today, Greenock and Inverclyde MSP Stuart McMillan can confirm that ScotRail will offer a free trip anywhere in Scotland, per month, for season ticket holders on Inverclyde routes as compensation for the old Class 314 trains currently running on the lines. Mr McMillan met with the Transport Minister, Humza Yousaf MSP, to discuss the temporary […]

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