One Year On
And so a year has passed since Scotland’s referendum on independence. We’re all a year older, and what a year.. And yet despite all that has happened, I find myself pausing now and looking back.
Let's bring the QE2 home
Town Centre Regneration
With the closure of yet another retailer in our town-centre, the time is right to focus on the need for more regeneration in Greenock.


Blog Updates

Councillor Hits Out At Labour’s Waste

Ward 3 SNP Cllr Math Campbell-Sturgess has today hit out at Inverclyde Council’s Labour administration for a scandalous waste of money on various projects after it came to light during Thursday’s Environment and Regeneration Committee that the Council would be spending over £204,000 o

Letter to UK Government on FOBTs

I recently sent the following letter to Tracey Crouch MP, the UK Government Minister with responsibility for Gambling, calling on her to devolve full control over Fixed-Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs) to Scotland, to allow the Scottish Government to grant Scottish local authorities pow

CVS Inverclyde Benefit from Scottish Government Funding

Fantastic news ahead of the Scottish Cabinet visiting Greenock today, CVS Inverclyde are set to benefit from £60,000 of funding from the £1.7 million Scottish Government’s “Town Centre Communities Capital Fund”, which will be used to a town-centre Greenock Community

A question of character…

So I turned on my phone this morning and was browsing social-media (as many of us do), only to be confronted with this photo: For those unaware, that is Knocknairshill Cemetery in the east-end of Greenock.  And someone’s fly-tipped bed and filthy mattress. A member of the public

One year on…

And so a year has passed since Scotland’s referendum on independence. We’re all a year older, and what a year.. And yet despite all that has happened, I find myself pausing now and looking back.  As a co-founder of English Scots for YES I found myself flung far and wide ac

Let’s bring the QE2 home

Many of you will have read with sadness the recent news reports about the former Cunard liner the Queen Elizabeth 2 languishing in a Dubai dry-dock, rusting and holding awaiting a presumable scrapping. For many of my constituents this fate is a truly horrible one to behold. Built in C

RBS Branch Closure Disappointing

Awful news this week, at the very last minute, from RBS, who are closing their branch on West Blackhall Street on September 9th.  Apparently they are citing falling footfall as one of the contributing factors.  Many of my constituents will be regular users of the branch so may find th

International Conflict Education…

Some of my readers may have read about the use in North Lanarkshire of a “teaching pack” on international conflict, which contained the following page: Many parents and others in North Lanarkshire, rightly in my opinion, took issue with the statement “Palestinians fe

Town Centre Regeneration

Just a short press-release from me on the need for town-centre regeneration… With the closure of yet another retailer in our town-centre, the time is right to focus on the need for more regeneration in Greenock, including fixing the roads in the town-centre, and setting up a tas