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#BeyondSeizure campaign welcomed


Martin Whitfield MSP has welcomed Epilepsy Scotland's new #BeyondSeizure campaign which the charity has launched during this year's National Epilepsy Awareness Week (20-26 May). The campaign has been launched to help raise awareness of the challenges that can be faced by those living with the condition and the lack of funding to support them. The [...]

#BeyondSeizure campaign welcomed2024-05-22T15:11:25+01:00

Foster care efforts highlighted in Holyrood debate


Martin Whitfield MSP has led a Members’ business debate at the Scottish Parliament on this year’s Foster Care Fortnight, which runs from 13 to 26 May. The South Scotland MSP brought the debate to Holyrood in order to take time to mark the fortnight in the Parliament because foster care is so important for the [...]

Foster care efforts highlighted in Holyrood debate2024-05-22T15:13:42+01:00

25 years of the Scottish Parliament


Today marks the 25th anniversary of the new Scottish Parliament sitting for the first time. There will be many special events, debates and other activities over the next few weeks to commemorate the parliament's first 25 years, but Martin Whitfield MSP has marked the anniversary with his own brief reflection on the occasion and the [...]

25 years of the Scottish Parliament2024-05-15T14:40:49+01:00

Meeting Youth Parliament reps


Martin Whitfield MSP has met with representatives of the Scottish Youth Parliament at Holyrood to discuss its latest campaigns. The new national campaigns that Members of the Scottish Youth Parliament have voted to select as their priorities for the next two years are: Increase mental health training and education. Invest in and protect youth work [...]

Meeting Youth Parliament reps2024-05-15T14:38:05+01:00

Search for Local Hero for 25th anniversary


Martin Whitfield MSP is seeking suggestions for a Local Hero who has made a positive difference to the lives of others to attend a special event on Saturday 29th June to mark 25 years of the Scottish Parliament. The event will mark almost 25 years to the day since the Scottish Parliament was officially opened [...]

Search for Local Hero for 25th anniversary2024-05-15T15:14:42+01:00

MS Awareness Week


22 to 28 April is MS Awareness and this year the MS Society Scotland's campaign theme is MS Unfiltered. The charity is running a sensitive and intimate campaign which will shine a light on the MS topics that can feel taboo or difficult to talk about. It will be creating a safe space for people [...]

MS Awareness Week2024-04-22T10:35:03+01:00

Distillery’s contribution highlighted


Glenkinchie Distillery’s important contribution to the Scotch whisky industry and East Lothian’s economy has been highlighted by Martin Whitfield MSP during a debate in the Scottish Parliament. The South Scotland MSP spoke about the distillery’s history, its historical and contemporary role in Scotch whisky production and the 37,000 visitors it welcomed during 2023. Mr Whitfield [...]

Distillery’s contribution highlighted2024-04-19T10:32:22+01:00

Revised boundary proposals published


Revised proposals for amending the Scottish Parliamentary constituency boundaries were published yesterday, including for constituencies covering East Lothian. Local changes in the proposals see Prestonpans restored to the East Lothian (or Lothian Eastern as they are suggesting it be renamed) constituency, with Tranent set be moved into a new constituency with Portobello/Craigmillar and Musselburgh. The [...]

Revised boundary proposals published2024-04-17T15:11:38+01:00

Free bikes pledge raised with Minister


Martin Whitfield MSP has raised the Scottish Government's pledge to provide all school-age children with a free bike by 2026 in parliament. The South Scotland MSP asked Patrick Harvie MSP, the Minister responsible for the policy, to confirm that the government still intends to meet its pledge, following recent reports that less than three per [...]

Free bikes pledge raised with Minister2024-04-22T12:06:31+01:00
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