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Gullane pupils welcomed to Holyrood


Martin Whitfield MSP has welcomed a group of P6 and P7 pupils from Gullane Primary School to Holyrood today. The pupils were at the Parliament on an official education visit and had the opportunity to ask MSPs some questions. Martin Whitfield MSP said:  "It was great to meet the P6s and P7s from Gullane Primary [...]

Gullane pupils welcomed to Holyrood2023-09-22T12:07:51+01:00

Promoting National Eye Health Week


18 to 24 September is National Eye Health Week and ahead of the week Martin Whitfield MSP attended an Optometry Scotland exhibition stand at the Scottish Parliament to hear more about the #VisionMatters campaign. The representative body for the optical industry in Scotland and voice of optical professions was at Holyrood to speak to MSPs [...]

Promoting National Eye Health Week2023-09-20T09:26:47+01:00

Organ and Tissue Donation Week


18 to 24 September is Organ and Tissue Donation Week and this year people are being encouraged to leave no doubt when it comes to their donation decision. Martin Whitfield MSP is helping promote the message and ensure that everyone is aware that, in Scotland, they have a choice when it comes to organ and [...]

Organ and Tissue Donation Week2023-09-20T09:27:37+01:00

Charity shows MSPs how it is re-imagining respite


North Berwick-based Leuchie House, Scotland’s specialist neurological condition respite service, has held an event at the Scottish Parliament to enable MSPs to find out more about its re-imagination of respite services and innovation in health and social care using technology. Sponsored by Martin Whitfield MSP, the drop-in reception provided MSPs with an opportunity to meet [...]

Charity shows MSPs how it is re-imagining respite2023-09-20T09:28:32+01:00

Column: Council tax hike concerns


Earlier this year the SNP-Green government published proposals for increasing the council tax for Band E and above homes, with rises of between 7.5 and 22.5 per cent. This means some households would face up to an extra £800 a year on their charge before any additional annual increase by councils. When these proposals were [...]

Column: Council tax hike concerns2023-09-20T09:29:24+01:00

Creative Scotland funding for Lammermuir Festival


Responding to the Lammermuir Festival’s statement on Creative Scotland’s decision not to grant funding to support it this year, Martin Whitfield MSP said: “The Lammermuir Festival is one of the best organised and most critically acclaimed of Scotland’s live music events, so this decision by Creative Scotland is clearly a significant and worrying blow. “Over [...]

Creative Scotland funding for Lammermuir Festival2023-09-20T09:30:01+01:00

Census results confirm local growth


Commenting on the publication of the results of the 2022 Scottish Census, Martin Whitfield MSP said: “The findings of the latest census underline the major growth that has occurred in Midlothian and East Lothian’s populations, which have increased by 16.1% and 12.6% respectively between 2011 and 2022.  “Despite this significant and sustained growth, East Lothian [...]

Census results confirm local growth2023-09-20T09:31:05+01:00

East Linton station progress update


Martin Whitfield MSP has visited the site of the new East Linton railway station to receive an update on progress towards the project’s completion. The South Scotland MSP was shown around the construction site and briefed on some of its key elements by Network Rail and BAM Nuttall representatives. Work on the construction of the [...]

East Linton station progress update2023-09-21T12:15:09+01:00

Martin is backing Gas Safety Week


Martin Whitfield MSP has pledged his support for this year’s Gas Safety Week (11 – 17 September 2023) to help raise awareness about the importance of gas safety. Gas Safety Week is here to remind the public how to keep themselves gas safe, and organisations across the nation are working together to raise awareness of [...]

Martin is backing Gas Safety Week2023-09-20T09:31:53+01:00

Motion highlights MOD gold award


Martin Whitfield MSP has tabled a motion at the Scottish Parliament highlighting East Lothian Council’s success in being granted the Ministry of Defence’s Employer Recognition Scheme Gold Award. The South Scotland MSP’s motion welcomes the award, which has been achieved because of the authority’s work in support of the local armed forces community, and congratulates [...]

Motion highlights MOD gold award2023-09-21T12:13:05+01:00
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