SNP shielding Inverclyde residents from Tory bedroom tax

SNP MSP Stuart McMillan has welcomed Scottish Government intervention to protect Inverclyde residents from Tory welfare cuts. New figures show that 1,615 Discretionary Housing Payments (DHP) were made to those on low incomes in Inverclyde between April and September this year. The total award value spent in Inverclyde in this period was £1.16m – with […]

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McMillan welcomes mental health investment in Inverclyde schools

SNP MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde, Stuart McMillan, has welcomed news that the Scottish Government will invest £948,000 in Inverclyde schools over the next four years. The investment will mean that professional counselling services will be available to all secondary school pupils who require it by September next year. The Scottish Government is investing £60 […]

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McMillan joins leading charity’s ‘No Bad Ends’ campaign

Stuart McMillan MSP joined Aberlour Child Care Trust in the Scottish Parliament recently, giving their support to the charity’s ‘No Bad Ends’ campaign. The campaign was launched following research that shows young people from the most deprived communities in Inverclyde are up to three times more likely to die before they reach their 25th birthday. […]

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Children’s Minister praises local childminders at Funworld visit

On Friday 8 November, the Minister for Children and Young People, Maree Todd MSP, visited Inverclyde Childminding Network’s event at Funworld in Greenock to hear how local childminders are working with Inverclyde Council ahead of the early learning and childcare (ELC) expansion. By August 2020, the Scottish Government will offer 1140 hours of funded childcare […]

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Local MSP visits Hawkhead in bid to improve support for visually impaired veterans in Inverclyde

Greenock and Inverclyde MSP, Stuart McMillan, visited Scottish War Blinded’s Hawkhead Centre in Paisley on Tuesday 22 October 2019 along with representatives from Inverclyde HSCP to help improve referral rates for visually impaired veterans living in Inverclyde. Stuart, who is the Convenor of the Scottish Parliament’s Cross-Party Group for Visual Impairment, has been working with […]

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Stuart McMillan MSP urges local employers to use charity’s toolkit to improve recruitment and support for deaf staff

Stuart McMillan MSP is urging local employers to use a charity’s toolkit, which has been produced to help organisations break down barriers facing jobseekers or employees who are Deaf or have a hearing loss. The MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde is backing Action on Hearing Loss Scotland’s Working for Change campaign influencing businesses to provide […]

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MSP slams RCH for poor ground maintenance

Greenock and Inverclyde MSP Stuart McMillan has today called for River Clyde Homes to clean up its act and deal with the mounting ground maintenance issues in the Hope Street and Antigua Street area. Having recently walked around these and adjoining streets while out with a local postal worker for a morning shift, Stuart contacted […]

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One in five locally worse off due to Brexit

Brexit will negatively affect almost one in five people in Inverclyde, with 18% of locals deemed to be in vulnerable communities, new analysis from the Scottish Government has found. Published last week, ‘The Local Level Brexit Vulnerabilities in Scotland Report’ found that urban areas, especially those in Inverclyde, have significant populations at risk from the […]

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Local MSP joins Anthony Nolan and the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service to celebrate Scottish lifesavers on the stem cell register

As part of Blood Cancer Awareness Month (September), Stuart McMillan MSP attended a reception in Holyrood to celebrate the number of potential stem cell donors in his Greenock and Inverclyde constituency on the Anthony Nolan register. Anthony Nolan marked this achievement on Thursday 19 September, as part of its Communities vs Blood Cancer campaign, which […]

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McMillan encourages flu jab take up

SNP MSP Stuart McMillan has urged parents to “trust the facts” and make sure their child is vaccinated for flu this winter. This week, the Scottish Government has launched its annual national flu vaccination programme – with a focus on people with health conditions and children aged 2-5. Every year thousands of children are hospitalised […]

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Inverclyde please as no fracking to be allowed in Scotland

SCOTLAND “GLOBAL LEADER” ON TACKLING CLIMATE CHANGE SNP MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde, Stuart McMillan, has outlined his support for the Scottish Government’s finalised policy of no support for ‘fracking’ in Scotland. Energy Minister Paul Wheelhouse today confirmed that the Scottish Government would not license any fracking development. This position was confirmed following a comprehensive […]

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Scottish Government in process of purchasing Ferguson Marine

Greenock and Inverclyde MSP Stuart McMillan has today welcomed the announcement that the Scottish Government is now in final discussions to conclude the purchase of Ferguson Marine shipyard. Commenting on the announcement, Stuart said: “This is fantastic news for the local area, the workforce and the communities that will benefit from these two new ferries. […]

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McMillan hosts transport officials for drive-around Inverclyde

On Friday 20 September, Stuart McMillan MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde hosted senior officials from Transport Scotland and Scotland Transerv for a tour around Inverclyde to highlight a variety of issues regarding the local trunk roads. Ian Moffat, Managing Director of ARC Fleet Services, attended on behalf of Inverclyde Chamber of Commerce at the invite […]

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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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