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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McMillan Meets with St Andrew’s First Aid

Greenock and Inverclyde MSP, Stuart McMillan, has praised the volunteers who give freely of their time to support the St Andrew’s First Aid Inverclyde Company. Mr McMillan was able to meet with the Inverclyde Company last week and learn more about St Andrew’s First Aid. Speaking after the visit, Stuart said: “I really commend the […]

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Stuart McMillan MSP welcomes 2018 Programme for Government

SNP MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde has applauded the Scottish Government’s 2018 Programme for Government which was set out by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon today. Commenting, Mr McMillan said: “This Programme for Government sets out an ambitious plan that will deliver for people, communities and businesses now and make the investments that will benefit future […]

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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 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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Inverclyde families to benefit from £1 billion childcare investment

Families in Inverclyde will benefit from almost £1 billion of Scottish Government investment in free childcare, SNP MSP Stuart McMillan has said. Following extensive engagement to reach a shared understanding of the costs of the expansion, Scottish Ministers and COSLA Leaders have reached agreement on a multi-year funding package. The Scottish Government will invest an […]

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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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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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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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