Entries by George Adam

PAISLEY’S MSP WELCOMES SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT TAKING OVER SCOTRAIL

Paisley’s MSP, George Adam, has welcomed the announcement that the SNP Scottish Government is taking over the running of the country’s rail franchise, which will see Scotland’s railways firmly in the hands of Scotland’s people. ScotRail services will move into public sector control when the current franchise with Abellio expires – expected to happen in […]

FIRST MINISTER ANNOUNCES TIMETABLE FOR EASING COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS

On Tuesday 16th March the First Minister outlined the Scottish Government’s timetable for easing the current COVID-19 restrictions and published the phased plan in ‘COVID-19: Scotland’s Strategic Framework. Since the Strategic Framework was originally published on the 23rd February, significant progress has been made in suppressing the virus and while there is no room for […]

GEORGE ADAM BACKS BUDGET TO DELIVER FOR SCOTLAND & SECURE COVID RECOVERY

Paisley’s MSP, George Adam, has voted to pass the Scottish Government’s budget for 2021/22 – securing additional funding for our NHS, education, local government, and other vital frontline services with total investment increasing by £3.8 billion. The amended Budget will ensure the introduction of free school meals for all primary school pupils by August 2022, […]

PAISLEY’S MSP DELIGHTED BY PLANS TO RESUME CARE HOME VISITING

Paisley’s MSP, George Adam, asked the Scottish Government when care home residents will be able to see close friends and family and was delighted by the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport’s response. Health Secretary, Jeane Freeman, confirmed on the 24th February that safe, indoor visiting will resume from early March so long as the […]

SLOW AND STEADY ROUTE OUT OF LOCKDOWN ANNOUNCED

Following the First Minister’s announcement on the 23rd February, Paisley’s MSP is hopeful the ‘slow and steady’ approach taken by the Scottish Government will ensure Scotland returns to some semblance of normality as safely and effectively as possible. While the top priority remains the gradual reopening of schools – with all primary pupils set to […]

SCOTTISH CHILD PAYMENT OPENS TO FAMILIES IN PAISLEY

George Adam has welcomed the introduction of the Scottish Child Payment, which is set to make a difference to families across Paisley at a time when they need it most. The new SNP Scottish Government benefit will provide families with a much-needed boost as it will give eligible families and carers £40 every four weeks […]

THOUSANDS TO BE INVESTED INTO DRUG AND ALCOHOL SERVICES IN PAISLEY

Paisley’s MSP, George Adam, has welcomed millions of pounds of funding from the Scottish Government for drug and alcohol rehabilitation services, including those in Paisley. Announced by Scotland’s Finance Secretary Kate Forbes, £145.3m will be committed to alcohol and drugs services, including £50m to reduce drugs deaths in Scotland. Last week, the SNP Government provided […]