16 February 2016
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and her Cabinet regularly hold Cabinet meetings in towns across Scotland. They visited West Dunbartonshire this week where they held a public discussion in Clydebank Town Hall after visiting local businesses and community groups throughout the day.
Deputy First Minister John Swinney joined the First Minister at Glenhead Engineering where they launched the national manufacturing action plan which will be supported by £70 million of investment. DFM and FM were joined by children from three local primary schools, and FM gave Anna from Golden Hill PS a spelling challenge!
— Scottish Government (@scotgov) February 15, 2016
Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop was inspired by West Dunbartonshire Youth Arts Hub – a service for young people, which is led by young people.
— Fiona Hyslop (@FionaHyslop) February 15, 2016
Fair Work Secretary Roseanna Cunningham watched uisge beatha rolling of the production line at the Chivas Regal bottling plant in Dumbarton, while Rural Affairs Secretary Richard Lochhead visited the growing craft beer brewery Loch Lomond Brew.
— Fiona (@LochLomondBrew) February 15, 2016
FM Nicola Sturgeon and Health Secretary Shona Robison visited the Golden Jubilee Hospital to announce its 500,000th patient. Later in the day, Health Secretary Shona Robison thanked Vale of Leven Hospital staff for their hard work.
— Scot Gov Health (@scotgovhealth) February 15, 2016
DFM John Swinney viewed the Queens Quay regeneration, where the DFM got a tour of Clydebank’s famous Titan Crane
— John Swinney (@JohnSwinney) February 15, 2016
Social Justice Secretary Alex Neil learned about the ‘Confident Clydebank’ project at Clydebank Housing Association, which has received more than £320,000 via Empowering Communities Fund.
— scotgovfairer (@scotgovfairer) February 15, 2016
The Cabinet took excellent questions from the public, which they answered on the spot. Public discussions allow Ministers to answer questions about local and national politics directly – Zia is starting his engagement in political debate early!
You can watch the public discussion here.
Here’s a round-up of #WDCab on Twitter: