Labour MSPs Martin Whitfield and Jackie Baillie, the party’s Deputy Leader and Health, Social Care & Covid Recovery Spokesperson, as well as local council candidate Carol McFarlane, were among those supporting yesterday’s Songs for the Edington event.
The gathering was organised to mark six months since the Edington closed to all in-patients and minor injuries and the singing to support the hospital was led by the Gospel Choir North Berwick.
Speaking after his attendance at the event, Martin Whitfield MSP said:
“Six months on from the decision to close the Edington, it was a real pleasure to join local people in demonstrating our support for the hospital and its importance to North Berwick at the Songs for the Edington gathering organised by local campaigners.
“The event was uplifting and positive, in keeping with the high profile campaign being run by the Hands Around the Edington campaign group to safeguard the hospital’s future.
“It was very clear from the strength of support at the gathering that the local community remains united in wanting to see the Edington re-open as soon as possible. I also remain fully committed to that goal and was pleased that Jackie Baillie was able to join me and help underline parliamentary support for the campaign and the urgent need to re-open the Edington.”