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

Showing Racism the Red Card


Martin Whitfield MSP has joined colleagues in promoting Wear Red Day with the Show Racism the Red Card campaign. The MSPs were joined by the campaign's manager Billy Singh, actor, comedian, and writer Sanjeev Singh Kohli and journalist and football pundit Peter Martin. Show Racism the Red Card (SRtRC) is the UK’s leading anti-racism educational charity. [...]

Showing Racism the Red Card2023-09-29T09:55:42+01:00

Dyslexia debate time raised


The length of time that has passed since the last debate in government time on the issue of dyslexia has been raised by Martin Whitfield MSP. Mr Whitfield highlighted the issue during Portfolio Question Time. He also confirmed that it has not been debated at all since a members’ business debate in session 5. Cabinet [...]

Dyslexia debate time raised2023-09-27T09:11:12+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

Raising RAAC in parliament


The potentially dangerous impact of reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete (RAAC) in Scottish schools and other buildings has been raised at the Scottish Parliament by Martin Whitfield MSP. Mr Whitfield raised the matter as a topical question on the first day back after the summer recess. He asked Ministers to confirm that, when they are aware [...]

Raising RAAC in parliament2023-09-28T12:04:03+01:00

Briefing from Scottish Seabird Centre


Martin Whitfield MSP has visited the Scottish Seabird Centre for a briefing on some of its current challenges and opportunities.   He met with the charity’s Chief Executive, Susan Davies, and members of her team to discuss various topical matters and given a tour of the Centre.    Among the issues discussed were the Centre’s [...]

Briefing from Scottish Seabird Centre2023-09-21T12:18:14+01:00

Listening to local carers


Local carers have met with MSPs Martin Whitfield and Pam Duncan-Glancy to discuss some of the problems disabled teenagers face transitioning from school into further education and work. Ms Duncan-Glancy has introduced a Members’ Bill at Holyrood, the Disabled Children and Young People (Transitions to Adulthood) (Scotland) Bill, to try and help address some of [...]

Listening to local carers2023-11-23T12:29:09+00:00

Column: Well done to all school staff


As the school holidays and parliamentary summer recess get underway, I want to say a huge thank you to all the staff in local schools for everything they have done to educate and support our children this year. Teachers and support staff have continued to face a variety of challenges in the wake of the [...]

Column: Well done to all school staff2023-09-20T15:11:48+01:00

Highlighting benefits of loose parts play


East Lothian Play Association (ELPA) has launched a new film made with children from Tranent to help demonstrate the positive benefits of loose parts play. ELPA and Windygoul Primary School have been working together to build understanding of play across the school and improve play experiences for all pupils. In the film, created as part [...]

Highlighting benefits of loose parts play2023-09-21T11:09:03+01:00

Return of Marine Fest welcomed


Martine Whitfield MSP has welcomed the news that Marine Fest is back for 2023 celebrating Scotland’s incredible marine wildlife and habitats, at the Scottish Seabird Centre from 8th – 12th June. TV presenter, wildlife expert and diver Miranda Krestovnikoff will launch the festival on World Ocean Day with an ‘in-conversation’ evening about the experiences which have brought [...]

Return of Marine Fest welcomed2023-09-21T12:52:03+01:00
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