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Martin attends food pantry launch


Martin Whitfield MSP has attended the official launch of Food Facts Friends' new Midlothian Pantry and Well-Being Hub in Penicuik. Midlothian Pantry offers a selection of foods and essential products for the home that members can choose from. A single member can choose up to £10 worth of items from the Pantry displays for £3.50, [...]

Martin attends food pantry launch2024-02-28T09:29:20+00:00

Nuclear energy contribution backed in Holyrood debate


The potential for nuclear power to continue contributing to Scotland’s clean electricity generation and the local economy in East Lothian has been highlighted by Martin Whitfield MSP during a debate at Holyrood. The topic of the debate was the Declaration to Triple Nuclear Energy made at COP28 last year in the UAE and signed by [...]

Nuclear energy contribution backed in Holyrood debate2024-02-27T16:32:45+00:00

Loch Centre investment welcomed


East Lothian Council's decision to allocate £5 million in its capital plans for the repair and refurbishment of the Loch Centre in Tranent has been welcomed by Martin Whitfield MSP. The funds allocated will enable the council to fix the problem with the centre's swimming pool, which has been closed since January 2023, as well [...]

Loch Centre investment welcomed2024-02-27T11:25:58+00:00

Stressed About Debt campaign welcomed


Martin Whitfield MSP has welcomed the launch of new campaign on debt advice and support from the Citizens Advice Network. The ‘Stressed About Debt?’ campaign was launched today with figures published suggesting that over 660,000 people have seen their mental health and wellbeing impacted by debt. The campaign aims to re-assure people that debt is [...]

Stressed About Debt campaign welcomed2024-02-20T16:14:50+00:00

Promoting Victims’ Awareness Week


Monday 19 to Sunday 25 February is Victims’ Awareness Week, with this year’s theme being victims’ rights. When someone is affected by crime, it can have a massive impact on their life, affecting them emotionally, mentally, physically, financially and practically. It can be very traumatic, so having the right information at the right time is [...]

Promoting Victims’ Awareness Week2024-02-20T11:43:15+00:00

Cancer Prevention Action Week


Next week (19-25 February) is Cancer Prevention Action Week and this year's theme is physical activity. Organised by the World Cancer Research Fund UK (WCRFUK), the week aims to raise awareness that being active has many health benefits including reducing the risk of some cancers, including breast, colon and endometrial cancer, and encourage people to [...]

Cancer Prevention Action Week2024-02-15T16:59:38+00:00

Visit to Alba Trees


The Scottish Government’s proposed cut to Scotland’s tree-planting budget, which risks resulting in millions of saplings being destroyed, has been raised with Martin Whitfield MSP during a visit to local business Alba Trees Ltd. As part of its climate change commitments, the Scottish Government is meant to be increasing tree-planting to 18,000 hectares annually from [...]

Visit to Alba Trees2024-02-16T19:33:40+00:00

Congratulating Cheese Lady owner on award success


Martin Whitfield MSP has visited the Cheese Lady shop in Haddington to congratulate owner Svetlana Kukharchuk on being named Scottish Business Woman of the Year at the National Business Women’s Awards 2023. The visit follows on from Mr Whitfield having tabled a motion at the Scottish Parliament at the time of Ms Kukharchuk’s award success [...]

Congratulating Cheese Lady owner on award success2024-02-12T09:09:30+00:00

Commuter chaos raised at FMQs


Martin Whitfield MSP has raised the rail chaos experienced by local commuters earlier this week with the First Minister, Humza Yousaf. Mr Whitfield asked a question about the issue at First Minister’s Questions, following reports of the overcrowding problems faced by local commuters on early morning services from North Berwick to Edinburgh on Monday and [...]

Commuter chaos raised at FMQs2024-02-08T16:57:06+00:00

Law Primary pupils get to quiz Martin


Law Primary School's P7 pupils have had the opportunity to quiz Martin Whitfield MSP as part of their work studying democracy and the Scottish Parliament. Mr Whitfield visited the school to speak to around 100 pupils about his role at Holyrood representing the South Scotland Region, which includes the East Lothian constituency, and how the [...]

Law Primary pupils get to quiz Martin2024-02-07T11:29:29+00:00
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