Hosting credit union leaders


A group of credit union leaders from around the UK and beyond have been welcomed to the Scottish Parliament by Martin Whitfield MSP. The South Scotland MSP hosted a special graduation ceremony event for the Credit Union Foundation’s Credit Union Development Education Europe programme, which included members from credit unions in several countries. The day [...]

Hosting credit union leaders2023-09-29T11:13:02+01:00

Column: Paying tribute to local groups


As the parliamentary summer recess comes to an end and MSPs prepare to return to Holyrood, I have been reflecting on some of the visits and meetings I have participated in over the summer. These activities invariably serve as important reminders of the network of essential support and services that exist across East Lothian. During [...]

Column: Paying tribute to local groups2023-09-20T09:53:31+01:00

East Lothian Means Business event


East Lothian Council's Economic Development Department is organising an event for businesses to meet with various Council departments and local strategic partners and hear more about local opportunities and support. Taking place on Wednesday 4th October at Eskmills Venue in Musselburgh, the East Lothian Means Business event will provide information on the upcoming opportunities and [...]

East Lothian Means Business event2023-09-20T09:47:38+01:00

Visit to pioneering energy company


Martin Whitfield MSP and Sarah Boyack MSP have visited pioneering local company Sunamp Ltd at their Macmerry HQ for an update on its world leading thermal storage technologies. The MSPs met with the company's senior management team for an update on its innovative products and the significant development it has undertaken post-pandemic. They were also [...]

Visit to pioneering energy company2023-09-20T14:55:52+01:00

First Scotland Loves Local Week welcomed


The launch of a new campaign week aiming to put localism at the heart of a stronger, greener, fairer Scotland has been welcomed by Martin Whitfield MSP. The Scotland Loves Local campaign was initiated in August 2021 to help Scotland's towns and neighbourhoods recover from the pandemic. Scotland Loves Local is now moving from a [...]

First Scotland Loves Local Week welcomed2023-09-21T10:46:56+01:00

Comment on BoS Dunbar branch closure


Commenting on the news that the Bank of Scotland’s Dunbar branch is set to close next year, Martin Whitfield MSP said: “This is yet another banking blow for East Lothian, which will leave a third local town without any bank branch. My sympathy is with the staff and customers who will be affected by this [...]

Comment on BoS Dunbar branch closure2023-09-21T12:30:17+01:00

10 years as a Fair Trade Nation


This year marks the tenth anniversary of Scotland achieving Fair Trade Nation status. As part of the celebration of this important milestone, Martin Whitfield MSP has joined parliamentary colleagues and Fair Trade campaigners in re-committing his support for Fair Trade here in Scotland and globally. The Fair Trade pledge is a way for MSPs to [...]

10 years as a Fair Trade Nation2023-09-21T12:37:04+01:00

Column: Take a fresh look at local buses


22 to 28 May is Scottish Bus Week, a celebration of Scotland’s bus services. The week aims to promote and raise awareness of bus and coach services and encourage those who have not considered using the bus before to do so. Despite the latest annual transport statistics showing bus passenger numbers across Scotland struggling to [...]

Column: Take a fresh look at local buses2023-11-23T12:24:32+00:00

Supporting Scottish Bus Week


To help mark this year’s Scottish Bus Week (22-28 May), Martin Whitfield MSP has visited local operator Prentice of Haddington and declared his support for the campaign and the vital role of local bus services. The South Scotland MSP was joined by East Lothian Council’s Provost and Transport Spokesperson, Cllr John McMillan, who is a [...]

Supporting Scottish Bus Week2023-09-21T12:50:37+01:00

Helping It Happen business awards


Martin Whitfield MSP is encouraging businesses, groups and individuals to nominate themselves or others for a prestigious rural award. The Helping it Happen Awards, hosted by Scottish Land & Estates and sponsored by NatureScot, celebrate examples of rural success. Estates, farms, rural businesses, individuals, community groups, charities and projects can all be nominated for awards [...]

Helping It Happen business awards2023-09-21T16:09:34+01:00
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