INVERCLYDE'S MSP Stuart McMillan has highlighted a new rail card that will allow local veterans to claim a 34 per cent discount on travel.

The veterans’ rail card, initially priced at £21 per year, allows holders to travel across the country at reduced fares.

However, the Scottish Government is also funding a further discount scheme whereby anyone resident in Scotland registering between now and March will be eligible for a £6 discount.

Mr McMillan said: "Veterans are an asset to our communities here in Inverclyde and deserve the best possible care and support.

"This new railcard will help open up opportunities for those who have served in our armed forces - strengthening employment opportunities and travel links with family and friends."