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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Remaining in Single Market and Customs Union Crucial for Inverclyde to thrive, says McMillan

Today, Stuart McMillan MSP asked the Scottish Government what engagement it has undertaken with port authorities regarding the implications of Brexit. The Greenock and Inverclyde MSP directed the question at the Cabinet Secretary for Government Business and Constitutional Relations, Michael Russell MSP, who said that he along with other Ministerial colleagues has visited a number […]

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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 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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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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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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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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Tourism Summit Hosted by Local MSP Stuart McMillan

The Beacon Art Centre was the venue last night for a tourism summit hosted by Stuart McMillan MSP in an attempt to stimulate the tourism offer in Inverclyde. The Inverclyde Tourism discussion welcomed nearly 80 attendees, as well as a host of thought provoking speakers who challenged people to think differently in how we sell, promote […]

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‘Inverclyde: Setting the Standard’ Tourism Report

In December 2016, VisitScotland published figures indicating that Inverclyde’s tourism sector had grown in the previous year. Between 2014-15, Inverclyde saw a 17% increase in tourism employment which resulted in 7% of all local employment involved in tourism. This equates to 2,100 jobs. With tourism being a clear growth sector in Inverclyde, MSP for Greenock […]

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Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology set to Begin

As Scotland is set to celebrate 2017 as the Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology, SNP MSP Stuart McMillan has encouraged the public to make a New Year’s Resolution to visit some of Scotland’s stunning historic sites – starting in Inverclyde. Official figures show that Scotland’s historic and cultural sites continue to draw visitors in […]

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Jobs Boost for Inverclyde as Scottish Tourism Booms

The number of people working in tourism in Inverclyde increased by 17% in one year, new figures show – with Scotland as a whole seeing an increase of 11 per cent. The statistics produced by Visit Scotland show that tourism supports 2100 jobs in Inverclyde, 7% of total jobs in the area. Between 2014 and […]

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Single Market Access Vital to Inverclyde

Greenock and Inverclyde MSP Stuart McMillan outlined his support for maintaining access to the EU Single Market – and said that Inverclyde’s developing tourism sector is dependent on the EU market. Speaking on Tuesday in the debate on Culture, Creative Industries and Tourism following the EU Referendum in the chamber of the Scottish Parliament, Mr […]

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