A RENFREWSHIRE politician has praised social enterprises across the region in a debate at Holyrood. 

Renfrewshire South MSP Tom Arthur was talking during a session in the Scottish Parliament about The Social Enterprise World Forum 2018. 

The SNP representative used his speech to outline the work done by social enterprises within his constituency, highlighting the work done in Johnstone and beyond. 

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In particular, Local Energy Action Plan, who operate in Lochwinnoch and Bridge of Weird were singled out for praise in the debate, saying they “do a range of excellent work promoting efficiencies”. 

He also highlighted the work of Active Communities, who work across Paisley and Johnstone, highlighting a project they are involved in to transform the old Johnstone police station.

Mr Arthur called the proposals “impressive” and stated that he was excited to see what he sure would be a successful move.

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Taking place on 12 to 14 September 2018 at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre, the Social Enterprise World Forum celebrated the work done by groups across the globe.