MSP Launches Country-wide Charity ‘Pipeathon’

Greenock and Inverclyde MSP Stuart McMillan launched his football-themed ‘pipeathon’ initiative for charity today at Cappielow Park in a bid to pipe at every professional football ground in Scotland. Stuart, who is the Scottish Parliamentary Piper plays official events for and on behalf of the Parliament, plans to play the pipes at each SPFL ground […]

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SNP Government Pledge Millions for Inverclyde Housing

SNP Government Pledge Millions for Inverclyde Housing SNP MSP and MP Stuart McMillan and Ronnie Cowan have welcomed an announcement by the SNP Scottish Government that will see a further £29.6 million invested in building affordable housing in Inverclyde. The commitment put forward will see all of Scotland’s 32 councils know now what their share […]

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Tourism Summit Hosted by Local MSP Stuart McMillan

The Beacon Art Centre was the venue last night for a tourism summit hosted by Stuart McMillan MSP in an attempt to stimulate the tourism offer in Inverclyde. The Inverclyde Tourism discussion welcomed nearly 80 attendees, as well as a host of thought provoking speakers who challenged people to think differently in how we sell, promote […]

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Health Secretary Confirms: ‘No Plans for IRH Unit to Close’

Cabinet Secretary for Health Shona Robison MSP has stated that rumours circulated about supposed closure of a ward at Inverclyde Royal Hospital are unfounded. During General Question time at the Scottish Parliament last week, Stuart McMillan MSP raised concerns that an anonymous member of staff had released information to the local newspaper to suggest that […]

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Unemployment Falls in Inverclyde

Unemployment in Scotland has fallen, with the rate down half a percentage point to 4.4% and 14,000 fewer people unemployed compared to the previous quarter. The Labour Market Statistics for January to March 2017, published by the Office for National Statistics today show Scotland’s unemployment rate is at 4.4%, down 1.7 percentage points over the […]

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Local MSP: Tory Government Responsible for Rise in Foodbanks

“The Tories are truly deluded if they think that £12 billion worth of cuts will help prevent people relying on foodbanks” said Stuart McMillan MSP during a debate in the Scottish Parliament, as the UK Government’s austerity policies came under sharp focus. The debate on foodbanks arose after recent statistics revealed that the number of […]

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MSP Marks International Workers’ Memorial Day

SNP MSP Stuart McMillan took part in a wreath laying ceremony today remembering those who have been killed or injured at work, as part of International Workers’ Memorial Day on 28 April 2017. The Greenock and Inverclyde MSP was joined at the ceremony at Clyde Square by local MP Ronnie Cowan, as well as a […]

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Local MSP and MP Condemn Tory Rape Clause

Stuart McMillan MSP and Ronnie Cowan MP have condemned changes to child tax credits and a controversial provision known as the “rape clause”. The welfare changes, which were announced in 2015 and came into effect from 6 April, limit tax credits to the first two children in a family, with exceptions for children born as […]

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Local MSP Backs Petition to Scrap Domestic Abuse Victim Tax

MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde Stuart McMillan is calling upon his constituents to help scrap the Tory government policy to tax victims of domestic abuse for exerting their right to child maintenance. Stuart is urging constituents to sign a petition that calls for the UK Government to remove the 4% collection charge on child maintenance […]

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Celebrating Inverclyde’s Malawi Links

Stuart McMillan, MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde, helped launch a range of new Malawian fruit wines as part of Scotland’s 150 year old friendship with the country. Linga Fruit Wines, based in Malawi, launched their 7-bottle collection at the Cross Party Group (CPG) on Malawi at the Scottish Parliament last night. Linga Wine, is itself […]

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Scotland Needs Power to Grow Population

As the Tories press ahead with their hard Brexit retreat from the single market, Scotland’s distinct demographic trends require powers over immigration to support public services and the economy. The Scottish Government predicts that 90% of the population increase in Scotland over the next decade will come from net migration, both from international migration and […]

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Vast Majority of Voters Back Scotland’s Choice

Today’s Survation poll shows that people in Scotland overwhelmingly back the SNP’s plans to give them a choice over their future. 61% of people think the Scottish Parliament should have the right to decide whether Scotland has a future referendum on independence, with 56% also believing that Holyrood should set the timescale for that to […]

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People of Scotland have a Right to Choose Their Future

“The people of Scotland are sovereign and have the right to choose their future” said Stuart McMillan yesterday in the chamber of the Scottish Parliament. Mr McMillan was speaking in the Scottish Government ‘Scotland’s Choice’ debate, which was suspended last Wednesday as a mark of respect following the terror attack on Westminster. MSPs voted by […]

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EU Trade a Priority for Majority of Small Businesses

63% of smaller businesses in the UK prioritise trading in EU markets while one in five small exporters trade exclusively with the EU, according to new research by the Federation of Small Businesses. More than a quarter of Scottish businesses currently exporting say the introduction of tariffs of any nature would deter them from trading […]

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