McMillan encourages constituents to make their homes warmer before winter

Stuart McMillan MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde is encouraging his constituents to consider how they can have a warmer winter, thanks to Scottish Government funding. Warmer Homes Scotland, funded by the Scottish Government, provides energy-saving home improvements including wall and loft insulation, central heating, draft proofing, and home renewables systems. Most people who get help […]

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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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MSPs pledge to fight MS during MS Awareness Week

This Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Awareness Week (22-28 April), MS Society Scotland were in the Scottish Parliament to raise awareness of the important role research plays in the lives of people affected by MS. MS affects more than 11,000 people in Scotland and can cause problems with how we walk, move, see, think and feel. But […]

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Local MSP hosts event to get Inverclyde’s creative juices flowing

On Wednesday 10 April, Stuart McMillan MSP welcomed Creative Scotland to the Tontine Hotel for an event bringing together local stakeholders from the creative sector. Creative Scotland’s Executive Director, Screen Isabel Davis, and Place, Partnerships and Communities Officer, Karen Dick, gave a presentation before taking questions from the audience, which consisted of over 40 local […]

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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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SNP rates cap saves Inverclyde businesses £200,000

New figures released by the Scottish Government estimate that businesses across Inverclyde will save £200,000 thanks to an SNP policy to protect small businesses. The Scottish Government’s decision to cap increases in poundage rates to below inflation will result in lower business rates for firms across Scotland. The move will save businesses in Scotland a […]

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Stuart McMillan MSP backs Marie Curie Great Daffodil Appeal

Stuart McMillan MSP lent his support to Marie Curie’s big fundraising appeal month, the Great Daffodil Appeal, at an event at Scottish Parliament recently. Meeting with staff and volunteers from Marie Curie, the Greenock and Inverclyde MSP was interested to hear about care and support provided to people living with terminal illness in Scotland. Marie […]

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Craigend Resource Centre receives share of £20m Regeneration Fund

Stuart McMillan MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde has welcomed the news that Craigend Resource Centre will receive almost £1.2m from the Scottish Government’s £20m Regeneration Capital Grant Fund (RCGF). The Greenock-based centre is one of 18 projects being awarded RCGF funding in 2019/20. Commenting, the local SNP MSP said: “Craigend Resource Centre is an asset […]

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No-Deal Brexit will have dramatic impact on Inverclyde

SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT WARNS OF 7% FALL IN GDP The Scottish Government has warned that a no-deal Brexit would hammer Scotland’s economy, with national Gross Domestic Product (GDP) predicted to fall by up to 7%. The Chief Economic Advisor to Scotland reports that a no-deal Brexit has the potential to push the Scottish economy into recession, […]

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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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Inverclyde GP practices to receive funding boost

The Scottish Government has unveiled that GP practices in Inverclyde will receive a funding boost this year. The Scottish Government has announced that an additional £20 million support will be given to GP practices across Scotland to help with the costs of running their practices. The ‘GP Premises Sustainability Loan Scheme’ aims to ease the […]

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Labour and Tory campaign to hit Inverclyde economy, says McMillan

Today, Stuart McMillan MSP has hit out at opposition parties for putting pressure on the Scottish Government and Glasgow City Region Deal Partners to pursue a business case that would damage Inverclyde’s economy. Glasgow City Council and Renfrewshire Council are leading the Glasgow Airport Access Project (AAP), the £1.13bn City Deal’s flagship project, for which […]

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Texas Instruments plant saved from closure

Inverclyde’s SNP elected representatives are welcoming the news that Texas Instruments (TI) has been saved from closure, preventing the loss of over 300 jobs at the site. Today, TI have signed an agreement with leading global semi-conductor manufacturer, Diodes Incorporated, who will purchase the plant and continue production and employment in Greenock. Stuart McMillan MSP […]

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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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Retail chiefs urge MSPs to back SNP budget plans

SNP MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde, Stuart McMillan, has called on his political opponents across the West of Scotland region to get behind the Scottish Government’s budget proposals, following a warning from the Scottish Retail Consortium (SRC) that a defeat would create a “thick layer of uncertainty” for businesses at an “already challenging time”. Speaking […]

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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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Local politicians call for more broadband investment from UK Government

Inverclyde’s MSP and MP have called on the UK government to revise its approach to digital connectivity and invest more money delivering high-speed broadband for residents and businesses, after it was criticised for ‘short-changing’ Scots on high-speed broadband by a parliamentary committee. The Scottish Parliament’s Rural Economy and Connectivity committee this week called on the […]

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Political parties urged to back NHS investment

SNP MSP Stuart McMillan has called on his political opponents across Inverclyde to get behind the Scottish Government’s draft budget proposals that commits an extra £729 million for health and care services. Last month, Finance Secretary Derek Mackay MSP announced plans to increase spending on NHS frontline boards by £430 million – a 4.2% on […]

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