Entries by paisleysmsp

Dental Register Filling Up Across Greater Glasgow & Clyde

  Paisleys MSP, George Adam has welcomed the news that that dental registrations across Greater Glasgow and Clyde have increased in the last year, following new statistics from ISD Scotland.   The number of adults registered with dentists in Greater Glasgow and Clyde is up to 968,975, climbing from 939,837 – part of a national […]

Call For Bus Users In Paisley To Give Their Views On Bus Services And Smart Ticketing

Paisley’s MSP, George Adam, has encouraged bus users across Paisley 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 close on 5th December. […]

20 Years On – Devolution Has Been Delivered For Paisley

George Adam MSP has praised the success of devolution twenty years on from the referendum on a Scottish Parliament. 79% of voters in Renfrewshire backed the plans in the 1997 referendum, which saw 74% of Scots vote for a devolved parliament. The Scottish Parliament was then reconvened in 1999. Commenting, George said: “Devolution has been […]

Excellence and Success on Results Day

Around 136,000 students across Scotland have received their results for a wide range of SQA qualifications including National 5, Highers and SQA Awards; with the number of Higher passes exceeding 150,000 for the third year in a row. The number of skills-based awards has also more than doubled in the past five years, growing from […]

LABOUR LEADER’S BEHAVIOUR “INEXCUSABLE” AS SHE REPEATS FALSE CLAIMS

Scottish Labour must apologise for peddling inaccurate smears about the performance of Scotland’s railways, SNP MSP George Adam has said. Labour’s transport spokesman Neil Bibby yesterday claimed that “nearly 60 per cent of stations failed to hit the performance target last month” – despite most recent figures showing that 93.7% of ScotRail’s trains met the […]

Schools In Paisley Get Funding Boost

A funding boost comes to Paisley as The Scottish Government announced this week that schools in Renfrewshire will receive £3,531,000 in 2017/18 to help close the poverty-related attainment gap.   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 […]

Plans For Soft Opt-Out Organ Donation System Unveiled

  Paisley’s MSP, George Adam, has welcomed the Scottish Government’s decision to introduce legislation for a soft opt-out system of organ and tissue donation, which was backed by 82% of those who contributed to their consultation.   The 14-week consultation looked at various ways to increase the number of people being referred to the donation […]