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Scottish Cabinet visit to Greenock

Published: 29 Oct 2015 13:21
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Public discussion planned for November 23.

The Scottish Cabinet will meet in Greenock on Monday, November 23 – giving local people the chance to raise issues directly with the First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and her top team.

Scottish Government Ministers will take part in a full day of events in the Inverclyde area, culminating in a public discussion at Greenock Town Hall led by the First Minister.

The Greenock Cabinet is the latest in a series of meetings that have taken place in towns and cities across Scotland, including Cupar, Dumfries, Aberdeen, Alloa, Inverness, Ullapool, Oban and Coatbridge.

Speaking ahead of the Greenock events, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said:

"I'm hugely looking forward to travelling to Inverclyde on November 23 and taking part in events and visits in and around Greenock throughout the day. This is a great opportunity for me and my senior Ministers to meet local people, find out about issues that matter to Inverclyde and take questions at the public discussion.

"We want to be a listening Government, open and transparent, taking on board the thoughts and concerns of people in communities across Scotland and using that feedback to shape the policy decisions we make and take real action.

"The discussion takes place in Greenock Town Hall and I would encourage the local community to attend. This is your chance to give us your views, raise an issue or have a chat with a Minister following the public discussion."

Notes to editors

The public discussion will run from 19:00 to 20:30 at Greenock Town Hall, Cathcart Square, Greenock PA15 1LS.

Entry to the public discussion is free, but seats are limited and must be booked in advance. Members of the public can book a place by calling 0300 244 2138 or by visiting:

http://ministerstouringscotlandgreenock.eventbrite.co.uk