Local MSP puts eye health on the table in Inverclyde

Stuart McMillan MSP will be visiting local cafés and pubs next week with an important message in sight. He will be helping RNIB Scotland mark National Eye Health Week (23-29 September) by urging people to go for a free eye examination at their local optometrist. To highlight the message, RNIB Scotland has produced a series […]

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McMillan hails impact of No Knives Better Lives campaign

Stuart McMillan MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde welcomed a report into the No Knives Better Lives (NKBL) campaign that shows the number of Scottish youths convicted of handling an offensive weapon has fallen by 85% in the past decade. Since the NKBL programme began in 2009, the amount of young people aged under 18 convicted […]

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School leavers across Inverclyde heading for work or study

YOUNG PEOPLE SETTING UP FOR SUCCESS AFTER SCHOOL Latest figures from the Scottish Government show that school leavers in Inverclyde continue to go on to positive destinations after finishing secondary school – with 92.3% of young people in Inverclyde going into further or higher education, employment or training nine months after leaving school. This is […]

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Inverclyde MSP supports call to scale down cancer

Stuart McMillan MSP attended an event run by Cancer Research UK in the Scottish Parliament recently to support the charity’s ‘Scale Down Cancer’ campaign to help prevent obesity-related cancers across Scotland. The MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde heard from Professor Linda Bauld, Cancer Research UK’s prevention expert, and met the fundraisers, volunteers and scientists from […]

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Inverclyde benefits from over £1.3m CashBack for Communities funding

Stuart McMillan MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde has welcomed the news that Inverclyde has received £1,342,029 (£1.34m) in CashBack for Communities funding since the Scottish Government Programme was introduced in 2008. The CashBack for Communities scheme reinvests criminal assets into community projects that support young people into positive destinations, diverting some away from potentially criminal […]

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Two Inverclyde groups benefit from Climate Change Fund

Stuart McMillan MSP has welcomed the news that two Inverclyde groups have received a share of almost £300,000 in Scottish Government funding for 2019-2021. Inverclyde Association for Mental Health and Belville Community Garden Trust have been awarded £185,316 and £149,791 from the latest round of the Climate Challenge Fund, respectively. Inverclyde Association for Mental Health, […]

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Scottish budget plans for fairer Scotland passed by Holyrood

Today, the Scottish Government’s 2019-20 budget plans have been formally approved by the Scottish Parliament. Greenock and Inverclyde MSP, Stuart McMillan, has supported the Finance Secretary’s proposals since he presented them to Parliament in December 2018, with some of the key budget promises including extra funding for education, the health service and infrastructure. To ensure […]

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Budget gets Holyrood backing with boost for local services

SNP SUPPORT INCREASE IN INVESTMENT IN INVERCLYDE Greenock and Inverclyde SNP MSP backed the SNP’s budget plans last night, which offer economic stability in the face of Brexit while giving a cash boost to the NHS, schools and other vital services. Despite Westminster cuts of almost £2 billion in a decade to Scotland’s block resource […]

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SNP plans to invest £500 million in historic childcare expansion

SNP MSP, Stuart McMillan, has hailed a Scottish Government announcement that promises to commit almost £500 million to expand early learning and childcare provision across Scotland. Announcing the Scottish Government’s draft budget proposals for 2019/20 in Holyrood last month, Finance Secretary Derek Mackay MSP outlined the investment that will support the SNP’s plan to almost […]

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SNP MSP welcomes funding to tackle attainment gap in Inverclyde

SNP MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde, Stuart McMillan, has challenged his political opponents to back the Scottish Government’s plans to invest over £8 billion in Scotland’s education system. Announcing his draft budget proposals in the Scottish Parliament last month, Finance Secretary Derek Mackay MSP outlined plans to commit £180 million for raising attainment in schools, […]

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Budget delivers for Scotland amidst Brexit chaos, says McMillan

Finance Secretary Derek Mackay MSP set out his 2019-2020 budget in the Scottish Parliament, which prepares Scotland’s economy for the opportunities of the future, enables the transformation of essential public services, and builds a more inclusive and just society. It does so in the context of continuing UK austerity, which has reduced the Scottish Government’s […]

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Local MSP hosts Ocean Youth Trust Scotland in Parliament

Stuart McMillan MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde hosted Greenock-based youth work charity, Ocean Youth Trust Scotland (OYTS), in the Scottish Parliament on Wednesday evening for an event to celebrate the success of their On Course with Cashback programme. OYTS offer residential sailing voyages to young people aged 12-25 to realise their true potential, and are […]

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Local SNP MSP backs plans for inclusive education

Stuart McMillan, SNP MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde, has given his backing to proposals that will deliver a more inclusive education system by improving the experiences of LGBTI pupils. Since last year, the Scottish Government have been working closely with the Time for Inclusive Education (TIE) Campaign to promote an inclusive approach to sex and […]

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