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Mackay welcomes Airport’s busiest April on record

SNP MSP Derek Mackay has welcomed the recently reported passenger growth at Glasgow Airport, which is in his constituency of Renfrewshire North & West. The Airport recorded its busiest April on record as the Airport record its 50th consecutive month of growth. Over 786,000 passengers travelled through its doors during the month of April, representing […]

First Minister urges Renfrewshire voters to put trust in SNP

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has urged Renfrewshire voters to put their “trust in the SNP to work hard for Renfrewshire”. As postal votes start to arrive in this year’s Council election, the SNP leader said all of the local candidates are “ready to work hard” to deliver on expanding childcare, protecting local services and empowering […]


Labour’s disastrous PFI schools scheme continues to cost Renfrewshire council millions of pounds every year, analysis by the Scottish Parliament Information Centre has revealed – proving they are a party which cannot be trusted to manage vital public services. The duff deals made by Labour during their time in power at Holyrood will cost local […]

Comments on First Minister’s Statement

Commenting on today’s announcement by the First Minister, Renfrewshire North & West MSP, and Constitution Secretary Derek Mackay said: “The Scottish Government has stood up for Scotland’s interests during the process of the Brexit negotiations, however, our efforts and attempts to come to a compromise have been ignored. UK membership of the single market was […]

Mackay Welcomes Airport Passenger Numbers

SNP MSP Derek Mackay has welcomed the recently reported passenger growth at Glasgow Airport, which is in his constituency of Renfrewshire North & West. Over 603,000 passengers travelled through Glasgow Airport in February, representing an increase of 7.7% compared to the same period last year. The growth was driven by a marked increase in demand […]

Make sure you are registered to vote

Renfrewshire North & West MSP Derek Mackay is urging Renfrewshire residents to make sure they are registered to vote ahead of May’s Council election. The SNP MSP is making a special appeal to 15-17 year olds, and may be voting for the first time, as well as EU nationals who may not know they are […]

Labour have no excuses, “it’s time to deliver.”

The week before Renfrewshire Council sets its budget for 2017/2018, Renfrewshire North & West MSP and Finance Secretary Derek Mackay has told Labour “it’s time to deliver” in Renfrewshire Council and end the excuses for their own failures during their time in Administration. Derek Mackay said: “I have heard Labour come up with excuse after […]

Mackay Welcomes Funding for Local Primary Schools

SNP MSP Derek Mackay has welcomed the ‘Awards for all Scotland’ announcement that Bridge of Weir and Langbank Primary Schools in his Renfrewshire North and West constituency have received grants of £10,000 each. This funding will be put straight into improvements to the school grounds and the play areas. Bridge of Weir Primary will be […]

Mackay Welcomes Big Lottery Funding Award for Renfrew YMCA

Local MSP Derek Mackay has welcomed the Big Lottery Fund announcement that Renfrew YMCA SCIO has received a grant of £49,977. This funding will be put straight into a new project which aims to work with children in local parks and open spaces, enabling and encouraging them to play freely outdoors. The organisation currently has […]