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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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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McMillan Welcomes NHSGGC Commitment to IRH

Yet again, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Chairman John Brown, has confirmed that the IRH has a long-term future. Local MSP Stuart McMillan has demanded that stories to the contrary end once and for all. Mr Brown has today said; “The Board has already confirmed its commitment to Inverclyde Royal Hospital. “Suggestions that it is […]

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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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McMillan commends dedication of NHS staff

Greenock and Inverclyde MSP, Stuart McMillan, has commended the tremendous efforts of NHS staff during March of this year as the number of planned operations rose despite severe winter weather and travel disruption. March saw unseasonably cold weather, with Scotland’s first ever red weather alert across large swathes of the country and the army providing […]

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Tory Assault on Devolution Threatens Inverclyde’s Food Industry

Local SNP MSP Stuart McMillan has warned that the Tory Government’s assault on devolution poses a significant threat to Inverclyde’s growing food sector. The amendments published last week to Westminster’s EU Withdrawal Bill could prevent the Scottish Parliament from legislating to protect farming, food standards, plant health and the environment for up to seven years, […]

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McMillan encourages shoppers to keep it local

SNP MSP Stuart McMillan is encouraging consumers in Inverclyde to shop locally and support the 1,710 small businesses in the local economy. The Scottish Government is committed to supporting businesses in Scotland, including retailers, providing the most competitive package of non-domestic rates reliefs anywhere in the UK in the 2018/19 budget. This includes the Small […]

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SNP action connecting Scotland with superfast speed

Inverclyde is benefiting from increased roll-out of superfast broadband because of decisive Scottish Government action. Superfast broadband coverage in Inverclyde prior to the SNP Scottish Government’s intervention through the Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband programme was at 79.70%. Following Scottish Government action, the percentage of premises with access to fibre broadband in Inverclyde is 96.20% – […]

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Inverclyde MSP calls on local entrepreneurs to enter chance to be crowned Scotland’s leading small business

Greenock and Inverclyde MSP Stuart McMillan is urging entrepreneurs and businesses in Inverclyde to enter the search for Scotland’s startup Business of the Year. Virgin Startup10: Scotland is open to startup businesses and entrepreneurs with the winner receiving ‘startup can’t buy prizes’ including mentoring and support from a leading Scottish law firm. The top ten […]

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Local MSP opens Boots store at Port Glasgow

MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde, Stuart McMillan, helped officially open the new Boots store in the Clydebuilt Shopping Park, Port Glasgow. The Boots store opened at 9am today, with the official opening taking place at 10.30am. Commenting at the opening, Mr McMillan said: “I’m delighted that Boots have opened up shop at Port Glasgow’s Clydebuilt […]

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Business Bonus benefitting local companies in Inverclyde

SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT SCHEME SUPPORTS INVERCLYDE BUSINESSES WITH RATES RELIEF The Scottish Government’s Small Business Bonus scheme has helped to support 1,063 businesses in Inverclyde this year – with the new figures proving once again the SNP Scottish Government’s commitment to local jobs and communities, SNP MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde has said. Across Scotland, the […]

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