McMillan hails impact of No Knives Better Lives campaign

Stuart McMillan MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde welcomed a report into the No Knives Better Lives (NKBL) campaign that shows the number of Scottish youths convicted of handling an offensive weapon has fallen by 85% in the past decade. Since the NKBL programme began in 2009, the amount of young people aged under 18 convicted […]

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School leavers across Inverclyde heading for work or study

YOUNG PEOPLE SETTING UP FOR SUCCESS AFTER SCHOOL Latest figures from the Scottish Government show that school leavers in Inverclyde continue to go on to positive destinations after finishing secondary school – with 92.3% of young people in Inverclyde going into further or higher education, employment or training nine months after leaving school. This is […]

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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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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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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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Education Bill Consultation launched

DECISIONS TO BE MADE AS CLOSE TO PUPILS AS POSSIBLE SNP MSP Stuart McMillan is encouraging anyone with an interest in the future of education in Scotland to contribute to the Scottish Government’s new consultation on the Education (Scotland) Bill. The Bill guarantees new powers for head teachers and ensures that young people and parents […]

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MSP Calls for Annual James Watt Festival

2019 marks the 200th anniversary of the death of James Watt – and Greenock and Inverclyde MSP Stuart McMillan is calling for a festival to celebrate the legacy of the Greenock-born inventor. Born in in Greenock in January 1736 (275 years ago) – James Watt died in 1819, aged 83. Thanks to Watt’s invention that vastly […]

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