McMillan demands urgent action to fix Newark Roundabout

Greenock and Inverclyde MSP, Stuart McMillan, has today demanded urgent action from Transport Scotland to fix the abysmal road surface at Newark roundabout. The local SNP MSP has twice contacted Transport Scotland asking for the road to be repaired, but has been told that this will not happen until October as the defect is not […]

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Labour must “get on board” with full devolution of rail

SNP MSP Stuart McMillan has called on Labour MSPs to get behind the full devolution of rail services to Scotland, after a former Labour transport minister urged that the Scottish Parliament be given full responsibility over Network Rail. Tom Harris, a senior adviser to the Rail Review, said that all lines, signals, stations and infrastructure […]

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Labour and Tory campaign to hit Inverclyde economy, says McMillan

Today, Stuart McMillan MSP has hit out at opposition parties for putting pressure on the Scottish Government and Glasgow City Region Deal Partners to pursue a business case that would damage Inverclyde’s economy. Glasgow City Council and Renfrewshire Council are leading the Glasgow Airport Access Project (AAP), the £1.13bn City Deal’s flagship project, for which […]

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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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McMillan welcomes new drug driving laws

Stuart McMillan MSP has welcomed the news that Scotland’s stringent road safety laws will be strengthened further by the introduction of drug driving limits and roadside testing on 21 October this year. There will be a zero tolerance approach to eight drugs most associated with illegal use, including cannabis, heroin and cocaine, with limits set […]

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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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Inverclyde approach sees end of the line for IBM Halt

As of 9 December 2018, train services between Glasgow Central and Weymss Bay will no longer call at IBM Halt following joined-up pressure from local stakeholders. Since IBM staff left the Spango Valley site in September 2016, trains have continued to stop at the station, resulting in the area becoming a hot stop for anti-social […]

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Assistance for Inverclyde Council following extreme weather

SNP MSP Stuart McMillan has welcomed the announcement of a £96,000 payout from the Scottish Government to Inverclyde Council to help cope with winter damage to roads. The announcement was made as part of a £10million package divided between all 32 local authorities in Scotland. The distribution was agreed with local authority group COSLA. The […]

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McMillan raises rail issues with ScotRail CEO

Greenock and Inverclyde MSP, Stuart McMillan, has been highlighting Inverclyde’s rail network issues – meeting with the Transport Minister and a number of representatives from ScotRail on the matter, including its Chief Executive yesterday. During yesterday’s drop-in session at the Scottish Parliament, which allowed MSPs to raise local issues directly with ScotRail’s CEO, Mr McMillan […]

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Give Your Views on Bus Services and Smart Ticketing

SNP MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde, Stuart McMillan, has encouraged bus users across Inverclyde to get involved in two new public consultations that will help shape the future of bus services and smart ticketing in Scotland. Transport Scotland will conduct a number of events and stakeholder workshops to encourage participation in these consultations before they […]

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MSP Welcomes Further consideration of EU state aid law

Greenock and Inverclyde MSP Stuart McMillan has welcome the news that the policy review, which is analysing future procurement of Scottish Government ferry contracts, will be extended to further consider the full impact of EU state aid rules. The additional work will focus on whether the direct award of a contract would comply with the […]

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