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Scottish Parliament: Social Isolation and Loneliness (29 Jan 2019)

Tom Arthur: ...beneficial effect of creating an opportunity for older people to come together and socialise. Roar has health and wellbeing clubs across Renfrewshire, including in Elderslie in my constituency, at Linwood health centre and at the McKillop institute in Lochwinnoch. Lochwinnoch is home to some other fantastic pioneering efforts. There is a brilliant Lochwinnoch elderly forum, which is led by...

Leaving the EU: State Aid, Public Ownership and Workers’ Rights — [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] (11 Dec 2018)

Chris Stephens: ...directed towards many working communities. That Government’s attitude to many of those communities can be summed up by the classic Proclaimers song “Letter from America”: “Bathgate no more Linwood no more Methil no more Irvine no more”. Let us not forget that the period from 1981 to 1983 was the worst recession since the 1930s, destroying one fifth of the industrial base and...

HELMS and the Green Deal — [Mr Laurence Robertson in the Chair] (23 Oct 2018)

Paul Sweeney: deal mis-selling and the impact of HELMS in particular. I was elected last year by a community that I have grown up and lived in my whole life. Balornock is probably similar in many ways to Linwood in the hon. Gentleman’s constituency: it was an overspill estate created after the second world war, built at a time of great optimism in the Glasgow city region, where people were...

Scottish Parliament: Women and Girls in Sport Week (4 Oct 2018)

George Adam: ...s team. St Mirren youth football club, which is not connected with the professional club, has a girls section, as does St Peter’s FC. To move away from the centre of the known universe to faraway Linwood, we can see that Linwood Rangers—which is former Scotland captain Paul Lambert’s first team—has a girls section, too. You might have noticed, Presiding Officer, that not only have...

Scottish Parliament: Roads (9 May 2018)

Tom Arthur: ...Road, the Barrochan Road interchange, Linn Park Gardens, MacDowall Street and Spateston Road in Johnstone; Braehead, Bridesmill Road and part of the High Street in Lochwinnoch; Bridge Street in Linwood; Easwaldbank, Kilbarchan Road, Locher Road and Kibbleston Road in Kilbarchan; and Newton Avenue in Elderslie. That makes up a grand total of 41,000m2 , which, members might be keen to know,...

Scottish Parliament: LEADER Programme (6 Mar 2018)

Tom Arthur: ...the 17 settlements covered by the greater Renfrewshire and Inverclyde local action group, seven fall within my Renfrewshire South constituency, namely Lochwinnoch, Kilbarchan, Howwood, Brookfield, Linwood, Uplawmoor and Neilston, with the Craigends area of Houston also included. The social and economic diversity of those areas reflects the wide range of communities that benefit from...

Scottish Parliament: Budget (Scotland) (No 2) Bill: Stage 3 (21 Feb 2018)

Tom Arthur: ...the town where my constituency office is based, will receive £104,000, Woodlands primary school will receive £141,000 and the Riverbrae special school will receive £190,000. Those schools are in Linwood, a town that was cast on the scrap heap by a previous Tory Government but that is now 10 years into a regeneration process that was begun by an SNP-led Renfrewshire Council under my...

Scottish Parliament: East Neuk First Responders (8 Feb 2018)

Tom Arthur: ...taking an idea and transforming it into an organisation that is delivering front-line medical care to communities right across my Renfrewshire South constituency, including in Barrhead, Johnstone, Linwood and Lochwinnoch, not to mention communities in Eastwood and Ayrshire. That success has been made possible thanks to not only the hard work of Stuart, Ross and the many volunteers but the...

Scottish Parliament: Schools for the Future (Funding) (1 Feb 2018)

Tom Arthur: Riverbrae special school in Linwood and the new Barrhead high school, both of which are in my Renfrewshire South constituency, have opened in recent months. Can the cabinet secretary update Parliament on how much money the Scottish Government has invested in the school estate in Renfrewshire and East Renfrewshire since 2007?

Scottish Parliament: Bus Services (31 Jan 2018)

Ross Greer: fifth of bus routes in Scotland have been cut, with Glasgow and the west having been hit particularly hard. Route cuts have hit residents in areas including Auchinairn, Duntocher, Bishopbriggs, Linwood and Paisley. Time and again, communities outside central Glasgow and other cities have been left cut off or have faced increased journey times as buses have become more infrequent and...

Scottish Parliament: Time for Reflection (31 Oct 2017)

Kenneth Macintosh: Good afternoon. Our first item of business today is time for reflection. Our time for reflection leader is the Rev Eileen Ross, minister of Linwood parish church in Linwood in Renfrewshire.

Scottish Parliament: City of Culture Bids (Paisley and Dundee) (27 Sep 2017)

Tom Arthur: ...-run Bank cafe in Neilston, the superb Papamacs Gourmet kitchen in Johnstone or the award-winning Uplawmoor hotel, not to mention the range of restaurants and bars at the Phoenix retail park in Linwood. Those who wish to explore beyond Paisley could enjoy the great attractions, with as many as 1.7 million attendees, of the Dams to Darnley country park that borders Barrhead, the Weaver’s...

Backbench Business (16 Mar 2017)

Chris Stephens: ...people to build a career, instead of just holding down a job. The impact on smaller cities and towns should not be underestimated. For some communities it is the equivalent of a Ravenscraig or a Linwood. Local traders are affected, small businesses fold, young people move away if they can and the local economy declines. Finally, I want to highlight the link between the push to digital...

Scottish Parliament: Budget (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3 (23 Feb 2017)

Tom Arthur: ..., St Mark’s primary school and Carlibar primary school in Barrhead will each receive more than £120,000, Johnstone high school will receive more than £110,000 and Woodlands primary school in Linwood will benefit from almost £150,000. That is real money that will make a real difference to the lives of children and young people in my constituency. Those who vote against the budget are...

Scottish Parliament: Scotland’s Social Enterprise Strategy 2016-26 (9 Feb 2017)

Tom Arthur: ...14 paid employees, the trust’s work is community empowerment in action, creating opportunities and improving lives. Renfrewshire South is home to other fantastic social enterprises, such as the Linwood Community Development Trust, which I have mentioned in the Parliament, and Voluntary Action East Renfrewshire, which is based in Barrhead. Those social enterprises make a huge...

Scottish Parliament: Draft Budget 2017-18 (25 Jan 2017)

Tom Arthur: ...efficient in their handling of public services and public finances. Last year, Labour-controlled Renfrewshire Council downgraded recycling centres across the authority, including in Johnstone and Linwood in my Renfrewshire South constituency. Despite huge local opposition, Labour pressed ahead only to reverse the decision three months later at a cost of over £280,000. [ Interruption .]...

Scottish Parliament: Scotland’s Future Relationship with Europe (17 Jan 2017)

Tom Arthur: ...18 years of remote Conservative government from London. In that situation, we were helpless and had no opportunity to speak for ourselves. That was the bitter experience of my constituents in Linwood. Everyone in the Parliament has a fundamental duty to speak up for Scotland’s interests, as that was the vision for this place. Many people, including many in the Labour Party, campaigned...

Scottish Parliament: Food Waste (15 Dec 2016)

Gillian Martin: ...used to grow our food. Keenan’s also converts food waste into clean biofuel for anaerobic digestion plants that produce electricity or gas for the public grid. The company has acquired a site at Linwood, in my friend Tom Arthur’s constituency of Renfrewshire South, and plans to mirror there the state-of-the-art facility in New Deer, which will more than double the capacity for biofuel....

Scottish Parliament: Employment Services (Devolution) (5 Oct 2016)

Annie Wells: ...only Action for Children, which runs its own Youthbuild service, but companies such as Asda, which in collaboration with The Prince’s Trust has created its own get into retail scheme. Stores in Linwood, Govan, Bishopbriggs and Robroyston offered 17 unemployed young people the chance to gain work experience, accredited skills and training in a four-week training programme. Crucially, all...

Scottish Parliament: Taking Scotland Forward: Health (7 Jun 2016)

Tom Arthur: .... Last weekend, at the outstanding Lilias Day event in Kilbarchan, I met Melanie and Hazel from the Breastfeeding Network. The network does outstanding work in communities such as Johnstone, Linwood and Kilbarchan to support mothers to make informed decisions about breastfeeding and to provide access to help when they need it. It is vital that we continue to support organisations such as...

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