Comment on East Lothian Foodbank


Commenting on the news that East Lothian Foodbank is looking for new, bigger premises, Martin Whitfield MSP said: “The fact that the Foodbank has outgrown its current premises and is looking for somewhere much bigger underlines the significant and increasing demand it continues to experience.  “Earlier this year the Scottish Government finally published its plans [...]

Comment on East Lothian Foodbank2023-11-20T15:22:34+00:00

Future of Lammermuir Festival raised


The potential impact of Creative Scotland’s decision to cut future funding for Lammermuir Festival has been raised in the Scottish Parliament by Martin Whitfield MSP. Mr Whitfield raised the matter at Portfolio Question Time, asking Angus Robertson, Cabinet Secretary for Constitution, External Affairs and Culture, about the effect the funding cut could have on the [...]

Future of Lammermuir Festival raised2023-11-21T14:03:04+00:00

Praise for local day centre


Martin Whitfield MSP has joined Cllr Shamin Akhtar in praising Tranent Day Care Centre following a recent visit to the facility. The visitors met members of the centre’s staff team and chatted to some of its service users about what it means to them and their daily lives. The centre utilises a people-centred approach, creating [...]

Praise for local day centre2023-10-23T15:36:03+01:00

Visiting Community Windpower sites


Martin Whitfeld MSP has joined Cllr Norman Hampshire on a site visit at their Aikengall Wind Farms and BeGreen Energy Advice Centre in Dunbar. They met the team at the BeGreen Energy Advice Centre in Dunbar to learn more about the advice and support it is giving to the public and local community on energy [...]

Visiting Community Windpower sites2023-11-23T12:37:32+00:00

Longniddry pupils quiz Martin


Pupils at Longniddry Primary School have had an opportunity to quiz one of their local MSPs at the start of their Scottish Parliament topic. Martin Whitfield joined the P7 class to speak about his role as one of the South Scotland MSPs covering East Lothian and answer their questions about parliament and the work of [...]

Longniddry pupils quiz Martin2023-10-02T15:33:28+01:00

Beautiful Scotland Awards motion


The success of local groups at this year’s Beautiful Scotland Awards has been celebrated in the Scottish Parliament. Martin Whitfield MSP has tabled a parliamentary motion congratulating all of the South Scotland groups that won awards or certificates this year. The motion also acknowledges East Lothian Council, which was another of those recognised. Martin Whitfield [...]

Beautiful Scotland Awards motion2023-09-28T09:16:45+01:00

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 Holyrood2023-09-27T09:11:48+01:00

Lammermuir Festival funding


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 [...]

Lammermuir Festival funding2023-09-27T14:26:35+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

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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