Entries by George Adam

SNP INVESTMENT IN CREATIVE INDUSTRIES A BOOST FOR PAISLEY

SNP MSP George Adam has hailed plans for a significant investment in Scotland’s art, screen and creative industries – urging local groups across Paisley to make the most of funding. Finance Secretary, Derek Mackay MSP, last month outlined the Scottish Government’s draft budget proposals for 2019/20 – announcing a £6.6 Million investment in Creative Scotland, […]

CALL FOR ALL MSPS TO GET BEHIND ADDITONAL FUNDING FOR EMERGENCY SERVICES

SNP MSP for Paisley, George Adam, has challenged other parties to get behind plans that will enhance investment in Scotland’s emergency services. Speaking in the Scottish Parliament last month, Finance Secretary Derek Mackay MSP outlined his draft budget proposals for 2019/20 – which delivers over £1.2 billion for policing and increases spending on the Scottish […]

PENSIONERS IN PAISLEY COULD LOSE OUT ON £7,000 PER YEAR

SNP MSP George Adam has slammed the Tory government for ‘sneaking out’ changes to state pensions, which could affect older couples in Paisley to the tune of £7,000 per year. Changes to benefits for mixed-age couples – which will be introduced from 15 May 2019 – were quietly released by Tory ministers on the eve […]

Record number of students from deprived areas at university

A record number of full time first degree students at Scottish universities were from the most deprived areas in Scotland last year.  New figures show that, in 2017/18, 15.6% of students entering university were from the 20% most deprived areas. This is 0.4% short of the Government’s target for 2021.  Last year also saw an […]

ONE STEP CLOSER TO SCOTTISH NATIONAL INVESTMENT BANK

George Adam MSP for Paisley has said SNP plans to establish a Scottish National Investment bank will help transform inclusive growth across Renfrewshire. Last month, Finance Secretary Derek Mackay MSP announced plans for an initial investment in the bank of £130 million as part of his draft budget proposals for 2019/20. Subject to regulatory and […]

SCOT GOV BUDGET PLAN IS GREAT NEWS FOR PAISLEY TOWN CENTRE SAYS LOCAL MSP

Paisley’s MSP George Adam, has called on Renfrewshire Council to make the most of the Scottish Government’s plans to introduce a £50 million Town Centre Fund. Finance Secretary, Derek Mackay MSP, announced the new ring-fenced fund – that will be available through the local authority settlement – during his draft budget statement last month. The […]

RENFREWSHIRE SEES RISE IN ULTRA-LOW EMISSION AND ELECTRIC VEHICLES

MSP WELCOMES SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT COMMITMENT TO CLEAN AIR Paisley’s MSP George Adam has welcomed the news that Renfrewshire has seen a significant rise in the number of ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEVs) since 2017. Figures released by the Department of Transport reveal that the number of ultra-low emission and electric vehicles in Renfrewshire increased by 179% […]