Ten year anniversary of smoking ban marked at Holyrood

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAhead of an event in the Scottish Parliament marking the ten year anniversary of the smoking ban, SNP MSP Stewart Maxwell has welcomed comments from the World Health Organisation (WHO)

In a letter to Health Secretary Shona Robison, Dr Douglas Bettcher of the WHO praised successive Scottish Governments for “leadership in saving lives from tobacco” and for Scotland’s “bold vision” on reducing the number of children exposed to smoke and prevalence of smoking amongst adults.

The letter goes on to praise the Scottish Government’s “excellent example of global public health leadership” for implementing the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. (more…)

MSP visits Busby Primary School to present prizes to winning pupils

SM with winning pupils - 21 Mar 16West Scotland MSP Stewart Maxwell paid a visit this week to Busby Primary School in East Renfrewshire to present prizes to winning pupils who took part in a European-wide school drawing competition.

The school was nominated by Stewart Maxwell to represent Scotland in an art contest involving primary schools from across Europe. Pupils were asked to create artwork based on school life in their home countries.


Maxwell presents charity cheque to Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland

Maxwell at CHSS Giffnock shop - 21 Mar 16Stewart Maxwell MSP visited Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland to hand over a cheque donation to staff and volunteers at the health charity’s Boutique store on Fenwick Road, Giffnock.

West Scotland MSP Stewart Maxwell was welcomed by shop manager Lisa Wassall along with a number of staff and volunteers working for Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland.


Speech on devolution of further powers: Scotland Bill

Speech from Scottish Parliament debate on the devolution of further powers to Holyrood under the Scotland Bill.

Stewart Maxwell (West Scotland) (SNP)

I believe that today represents another significant step on the journey of this Parliament, and I feel privileged to have played a part in that process as a member of the Devolution (Further Powers) Committee. Before that, I was a member of the Referendum (Scotland) Bill Committee and, before that, I served on the Scotland Bill Committee, so I have been involved in a considerable part of that journey. (more…)

Maxwell visits Bank Of Scotland Midnight League at Woodfarm High School, East Renfrewshire

SM at Midnight League - 11 Mar 16SNP MSP Stewart Maxwell was in attendance at Woodfarm High School, East Renfrewshire for the Bank of Scotland’s Midnight League Fixture on Friday 11th March. The league is a free national network of diversionary 5-a-side football activity run in partnership with the Scottish FA, the Scottish Government’s Cashback for Communities scheme which takes funds recovered from the proceeds of crime and invests them into young people across Scotland and Local Authority Partners. The Midnight League programme has been expanded over 13 years and is established in all 32 Scottish local authorities, with more than 7000 young people participating in over 100 communities. (more…)