Entries by George Adam

SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT PUBLISHES PPE ACTION PLAN TO ENSURE PROTECTION IS AVAILABLE TO THOSE WHO NEED IT

Providing key workers with access to Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic through winter and beyond is the focus of an action plan published by the Scottish Government. The Plan covers health, social care and other essential public services where people need to wear masks, gloves, eye protection and/or gowns to combat […]

LOCAL MINERS CONVICTED DURING STRIKE TO BE PARDONED AS SNP GOVERNMENT LEADS THE WAY TO “RIGHT A HISTORIC WRONG”

Paisley’s MSP, George Adam, has welcomed news that Scottish miners convicted during the year-long strike in the 1980s are to be pardoned by the SNP Government. Scotland’s Justice Secretary, Humza Yousaf, made the announcement in Holyrood today following the publication of an independent review into the matter.   It is believed about 1,400 miners were […]

2,295 LOW-INCOME HOUSEHOLDS IN RENFREWSHIRE SUPPORTED BY SNP GOVERNMENT THROUGH CRISIS GRANTS OVER LOCKDOWN

The Scottish Welfare Fund made 2,295 crisis grant payments to people across Renfrewshire in the last financial quarter – an increase of 21% on last year – to help pay for essentials such as food, heating costs, and household necessities.  Latest figures show that the Scottish Welfare Fund has paid out a total of 50,125 grants to […]

7,420 CHILDREN IN RENFREWSHIRE TO BENEFIT AS SNP GOVERNMENT PROVIDE £10 MILLION TO EXTEND FREE SCHOOL MEALS OVER HOLIDAYS

More than 7,400 children across Paisley and Renfrewshire will benefit from extra funding to extend free school meals over the Christmas and Easter holidays. £10 million has been made available by the SNP Government so that councils can continue providing free school meals through the winter breaks with future funding confirmed to extend support over […]

PAISLEY’S MSP WELCOMES PROPOSED DELAY TO FIRE ALARM REGULATIONS

George Adam has welcomed the announcement that new legislation which requires all homes in Scotland to have interlinked smoke and carbon monoxide alarms will be delayed until February 2022. The Scottish Government yesterday confirmed that it will ask Parliament to approve a 12-month delay in the deadline to carry out this important safety work.  If […]

PAISLEY’S MSP ENCOURAGES APPLICATIONS FOR SCOTLAND LOVES LOCAL FUND TO HELP SUPPORT COMMUNITY SHOPPING AND PROMOTE TOWN CENTRES

George Adam, Paisley’s MSP has encouraged projects in Paisley to apply for a new £1 million fund, which has been launched by the SNP government to help promote town centres and online businesses and encourage people to spend locally.  Grants of between £500 and £5000 will be given out as part of the Scotland Loves […]