Entries by dmackaymsp

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 […]


The number of people working in tourism in Renfrewshire increased by 14% in one year, new figures show – with Scotland as a whole seeing an increase of 11 per cent. The statistics produced by Visit Scotland show that tourism supports 5,800 jobs in Renfrewshire, 7% of total jobs in the area. Between 2014 and […]

Historic Renfrew Buildings “Left to Rot” Under Labour

Renfrewshire North & West MSP Derek Mackay has condemned Labour-led Renfrewshire Council for failing to maintain two iconic Renfrew buildings. He has said works to bring the old Renfrew Police Station and former Brown Institute building, two popular historic Renfrew buildings, have stalled. The old station was closed on the opening of the new Renfrew […]

Long Way to Go on Renfrew-Yoker Bridge

Renfrewshire North & West MSP Derek Mackay has called on Renfrewshire Council to fully engage with Renfrew residents on the proposal to build a new bridge across the River Clyde to Yoker. The SNP MSP has raised concerns that local views are mixed, with many residents raising fears of increased traffic and pollution. Derek Mackay […]

Mackay welcomes new controls on pay day lending and betting shops

Renfrewshire North & West MSP Derek Mackay has welcomed the announcement that betting operators and pay day lenders will be subject to increased planning controls on Scotland’s high streets. In recognition of concerns raised by communities across Scotland, legislation laid in Parliament this week will help reduce the negative impact betting shops and pay day […]