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Epilepsy and mental health survey launched


Martin Whitfield MSP is calling on people living with epilepsy in South Scotland Region and across Scotland to take part in a new national survey to understand the affect epilepsy can have on mental health, launched this week by Epilepsy Scotland. Epilepsy, which is the most common neurological condition, is defined as the tendency to have [...]

Epilepsy and mental health survey launched2023-01-30T15:32:05+00:00

Small businesses urged to complete FSB survey


Martin Whitfield MSP is urging small business owners in his region to take part in the recently launched survey from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) in Scotland - the Big Small Business Survey. This is FSB Scotland’s biggest ever state of the nation survey project and asks small business owners a series of questions [...]

Small businesses urged to complete FSB survey2023-01-30T11:32:14+00:00

Holocaust Memorial Day 2023


Holocaust Memorial Day takes place today, Friday 27th January, which marks the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi death camp. This year's theme is 'Ordinary People', which discusses the part ordinary people played during the Holocaust and later genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur. It encourages people to consider how they can play [...]

Holocaust Memorial Day 20232023-01-27T17:38:50+00:00

Longniddry pupils welcomed to Holyrood


A group of P7 pupils from Longniddry Primary School were welcomed to the Scottish Parliament by Martin Whitfield MSP today as part of their official visit at Holyrood. The pupils received a tour of the parliament building before participating in a question and answer session with Mr Whitfield and fellow South Scotland MSP, Brian Whittle. [...]

Longniddry pupils welcomed to Holyrood2023-01-26T09:18:19+00:00

Martin votes for new hunting law


Twenty years on from the introduction of Scotland’s fox hunting ban with the passing of the Protection of Wild Mammals Act, Martin Whitfield MSP has voted in favour of new legislation which seeks to clarify the law on hunts involving packs of dogs. The intention of the Hunting with Dogs Bill is to end the [...]

Martin votes for new hunting law2023-01-26T14:02:35+00:00

Residents urged to check warm homes scheme help


Martin Whitfield MSP is urging residents looking for help with making their homes become warmer, more comfortable and more affordable to heat to find out if the Warmer Homes Scotland scheme can help them this winter. Warmer Homes Scotland, the Scottish Government’s national fuel poverty scheme, has supported 9,668 people in South Scotland area since [...]

Residents urged to check warm homes scheme help2023-01-24T15:08:48+00:00

Comment on HES site inspections


Commenting on Historic Environment Scotland's announcement that inspections of Tantallon and Dirleton castles, which have been closed to the public since January last year, will start today (23rd January), Martin Whitfield MSP said: “These very significant historic local attractions, which bring thousands of visitors to East Lothian, have now been closed for a year, so [...]

Comment on HES site inspections2023-01-24T15:15:02+00:00

Supporting campaign to end cervical cancer


This Cervical Cancer Prevention Week (23rd-29th January), Martin Whitfield MSP is supporting Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust as they call for action to eliminate cervical cancer in the UK. Cervical cancer currently kills two women in the UK every day and the charity is calling for action, innovation, and awareness to help end cervical cancer. Martin [...]

Supporting campaign to end cervical cancer2023-01-23T09:53:35+00:00

Comment on council funding gap


Commenting on the news that East Lothian Council faces a £45m funding gap over the next five years, Martin Whitfield MSP said: “In the run-up to last month’s Scottish Budget, I warned about the funding pressures facing East Lothian and other councils following years of cuts to local government funding and the severe impact further [...]

Comment on council funding gap2023-01-23T15:26:33+00:00

Funding for Cockenzie site welcomed


Martin Whitfield MSP has welcomed the announcement that East Lothian Council has been awarded £11.3m from the UK Government’s Levelling Up Fund. Mr Whitfield had supported the council’s bid for funding, which will help undertake further preparations at the former Cockenzie power station site to make it more attractive to potential investors. Commenting on the [...]

Funding for Cockenzie site welcomed2023-01-19T13:32:27+00:00
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