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Mackay Welcomes Increase in Dental Registrations

Renfrewshire North & West MSP Derek Mackay has welcomed the news that local dental registrations have increased in the last year, following new statistics from ISD Scotland. The number of adults registered with dentists in Greater Glasgow & Clyde is up to 968,975 climbing from 939,837 – part of a national rise from 3,880,815 in […]

SNPs ambitious Programme for Government will benefit all of Renfrewshire

Renfrewshire North & West MSP Derek Mackay has given his backing to the Scottish Government’s Programme for Government, hailing the ambitious plan as “good news for Renfrewshire.” Mr Mackay, who also serves as Scotland’s Finance Secretary, believes the announcements made by the First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will benefit all local people. The First Minister outlined […]

Mackay welcomes Airport’s busiest month Ever

  SNP MSP Derek Mackay has welcomed the recent news that Glasgow Airport has recorded its busiest ever month. More than 1 million passengers travelled through the Airport, which is located in Mr Mackay’s Renfrewshire North & West constituency, in July – an increase of 6.2% on the same period last year. The release of […]

Mackay welcomes plan to tackle funeral poverty

Derek Mackay MSP has welcomed plans to make funeral arrangements more affordable. The 10-point plan is aimed at helping people struggling with debt to manage funeral costs. The Funeral Costs Plan commits to a range of actions to improve the support available. A leaflet has also been published to help people with practical new guidance […]

Exam Results Day – SDS Helpline Open from Tuesday

Renfrewshire students will receive their National, Higher and Advanced Higher exam results on Tuesday (8th August). Renfrewshire North & West MSP Derek Mackay is highlighting help and advice available to students and parents on results day. Skills Development Scotland’s (SDS) annual Exam Results Helpline will be open from 8am to 8pm on Tuesday 8th and […]

Over £6million lost on FOBTs in Renfrewshire in Single Year

Over £6million was lost on Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs) in Renfrewshire during 2016. Renfrewshire North & West MSP Derek Mackay has expressed his concern at the figure, published by the Campaign for Fairer Gambling. The analysis shows in total, £25,625,215 was inserted into machines in Renfrewshire in 2016, with £6,406,304 lost.  Between 2008 and […]

Schools in Renfrewshire get further funding boost

Schools in Renfrewshire will receive over £3.5m in 2017/18 to help close the poverty-related attainment gap, the Scottish Government announced this week. 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 succeed at school. The Scottish Attainment Challenge is […]

Renfrew Ferry Service

Renfrewshire North & West MSP Derek Mackay has expressed concern that the Renfrew ferry service, which has served the route between Renfrew and Yoker for the last 200 years, has not been operational, with no sign of explanation. Passengers have been left stranded at either side of the commercial ferry service, and have complained about […]