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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McMillan welcomes transfer of Gourock-Dunoon ferry link to CalMac

Stuart McMillan MSP welcomed the Scottish Government’s announcement today that the Gourock-Dunoon ferry service will transfer to CalMac when the current contract ends next month, becoming part of the Clyde and Hebrides Ferry Services network. From the 21st January 2019, CalMac will provide a passenger-only service, in line with the current timetable arrangements, and consideration […]

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Local Councils spend millions mitigating Universal Credit

SNP MSP CALLS ON IMMEDIATE HALT TO FAILED TORY POLICY SNP MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde, Stuart McMillan, has renewed calls for an immediate halt to Universal Credit after it was revealed that councils are spending millions of pounds attempting to undo the damage of this failed Tory policy. A series of Freedom of Information […]

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Inverclyde approach sees end of the line for IBM Halt

As of 9 December 2018, train services between Glasgow Central and Weymss Bay will no longer call at IBM Halt following joined-up pressure from local stakeholders. Since IBM staff left the Spango Valley site in September 2016, trains have continued to stop at the station, resulting in the area becoming a hot stop for anti-social […]

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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 gets serious about recycling

To mark Recycle Week 2018, SNP MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde, Stuart McMillan, vows to highlight the importance of recycling considering this year’s theme “Recycling. We do. Because it matters.” Recycle Week 2018 takes place between 24-30 September and, now in its 15th year, is a celebration of recycling organised by WRAP (The Waste and […]

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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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SNP budget brings boost for Inverclyde

Inverclyde Council is set to receive a significant funding boost as a result of this year’s SNP Scottish Government budget – with local services in Inverclyde benefiting from an extra £2.82m. The SNP’s progressive reforms – which will see 55% of taxpayers pay less in income tax than if they lived in the rest of […]

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£2.420M Budget Boost for Inverclyde

Inverclyde will receive an extra £2.420M funding under the revised budget proposals unveiled by Finance Secretary Derek Mackay. The budget boost comes as the Scottish Government confirmed that all local authorities will receive an above inflation increase in resource funding. The SNP budget will give Scots the best deal in the UK – with investment […]

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MSP Highlights Poor Condition of Greenock Cemetery Gates

Greenock and Inverclyde MSP Stuart McMillan has again raised concerns about the poor state of Greenock Cemetery gates – and has said that Inverclyde Council’s approach towards the upkeep of the prominent entrance way has been ‘neglectful’. Stuart wrote to Inverclyde Council last year about the state of the cemetery gates and they were eventually […]

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