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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Schools in Inverclyde get Funding Boost

Schools in Inverclyde will receive an additional £3.1 million in 2017/18 to help close the poverty-related attainment gap, the Scottish Government announced this week. More than £45 million of dedicated funding will be provided to primary and secondary schools across Scotland in 2017/18 to help pupils from low-income backgrounds succeed at school. The Scottish Attainment […]

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Inverclyde School Leavers Heading for Positive Destinations

Latest figures released by the Scottish Government have shown that school leavers across Inverclyde are going on to positive destinations in greater numbers than the national average. In 2015-16, 94.3% went onto positive destinations after leaving school in Inverclyde – a full percentage point higher than the national average, and up 0.3% since 2013-14. The […]

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Stuart McMillan Welcomes £2.5m Boost for Inverclyde Schools

Schools in Inverclyde will benefit from a £2,450,400 funding boost as part of the Scottish Government’s drive to improve standards in schools, it has been revealed. The share each school is due to receive from the Scottish Government’s new £120 million Pupil Equity Fund has been revealed by Deputy First Minister John Swinney. 20 primaries, […]

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