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Motion marks Harlawhill’s 30th anniversary


Martin Whitfield MSP has tabled a motion at the Scottish Parliament congratulating everyone at Harlawhill Day Care Centre on its 30th anniversary, which it is celebrating this year. The motion welcomes Harlawhill’s vital contribution to the local community in Prestonpans, including during Covid and lockdown when its outreach activities were an important lifeline to many [...]

Motion marks Harlawhill’s 30th anniversary2022-05-21T10:31:27+01:00

Comment on rail service cuts


South Scotland MSP Martin Whitfield has slammed the announcement by newly nationalised ScotRail that it plans to cut rail services by a third due to staffing shortages. The May 2022 ScotRail timetable had approximately 2,150 weekday services, but from next week this will be reduced by a third to 1,456. Evening travel has been affected [...]

Comment on rail service cuts2022-05-21T10:28:41+01:00

Celebrating Walk to School Week


Martin Whitfield MSP has welcomed campaigners and pupils to Holyrood to help celebrate national Walk to School Week (16-20 May), organised by Living Streets Scotland. Pupils from Abbeyhill Primary School joined MSPs and Strider, Living Streets’ mascot, outside the Scottish Parliament today to mark the week, which aims to celebrate the many health, social and [...]

Celebrating Walk to School Week2022-05-18T08:57:33+01:00

Supporting International Nurses’ Day


Today (12th May) is International Nurses' Day and I'm pleased to support RCN Scotland and the nursing profession in celebrating the incredible difference nursing staff make to patients’ lives across the UK by sharing stories showcasing the #BestofNursing. RCN Scotland has also launched its first ever Nurse of the Year awards which will take place [...]

Supporting International Nurses’ Day2022-05-12T12:43:34+01:00

Martin backs responsible tourism campaign


Martin Whitfield MSP is backing a new VisitScotland campaign to help both visitors and locals enjoy Scotland safely and responsibly. Scotland’s national tourism body is using social media, local radio and digital marketing to educate, inspire and inform people about issues such as water safety, fire safety, dog control and the need to adhere to [...]

Martin backs responsible tourism campaign2022-05-10T11:39:17+01:00

Supporting Bowel Cancer Awareness Month


Martin Whitfield MSP has supported this year’s Bowel Cancer Awareness Month and attended a drop-in event at Holyrood, hosted by Bowel Cancer UK. Bowel cancer is the fourth most common cancer in Scotland with around 4,200 people diagnosed every year. Sadly, more than 1,700 people die from the disease each year, making it the second [...]

Supporting Bowel Cancer Awareness Month2022-05-09T17:30:11+01:00

Martin welcomes employments rights service


Martin Whitfield MSP has welcomed the South of Scotland Employment Rights and Advice Service, a consortium of four local Citizens Advice Services to help employees who are experiencing problems at work, as well as small business employers on a range of employment related issues. The service can offer support to local people in a number [...]

Martin welcomes employments rights service2022-05-19T11:41:46+01:00

Data shows scale of crucial voluntary sector impact


Figures collated by the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) using data from OSCR, Volunteer Scotland, the TSI Network Scotland, and the Social Enterprise in Scotland Census have highlighted the crucial role of charities, social enterprises, and community groups in Scotland. The data reveals that across South Scotland alone there are currently 3,317 registered charities, [...]

Data shows scale of crucial voluntary sector impact2022-05-09T17:25:18+01:00

Martin backs Marie Curie Great Daffodil Appeal


Martin Whitfield MSP lent his support to Marie Curie’s largest fundraising appeal month, the iconic Great Daffodil Appeal, at an event at Scottish Parliament recently. Meeting with staff and volunteers from Marie Curie, Mr Whitfield heard about the care and support that is provided to people living with terminal illness, their families and carers across [...]

Martin backs Marie Curie Great Daffodil Appeal2022-05-19T13:23:21+01:00

Supporting Songs for the Edington event


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 [...]

Supporting Songs for the Edington event2022-03-21T15:15:47+00:00
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