INVERCLYDE'S MSP is holding a cost of living surgery in Greenock next week.

Stuart McMillan will be in the Oak Mall with Social Security Scotland, Advice Direct Scotland and Home Energy Scotland.

They will aim to provide practical help to local residents.

Last year Mr McMillan ran the surgeries once a month with the same agencies, directing support to hundreds of households.

There will be information and advice on a number of issues including saving energy, as well as the full range of Scottish benefits available.

It was set up following the rising costs of heating homes across the region.

It takes place on Wednesday November 29 from 11am to 2pm.