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

Made to be Measured campaign


Martin Whitfield MSP has welcomed a new campaign from The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) to help tackle harmful drinking. Made to be Measured aims to raise awareness of the alcohol content of drinks and the recommended weekly guidelines (units). The campaign, aimed at adults in Scotland, highlights that Scotch Whisky is to be savoured and [...]

Made to be Measured campaign2023-09-22T12:15:56+01:00

Motion celebrates charity anniversary


The 25th anniversary of local community food charity, East Lothian Roots and Fruits, has been celebrated in a Scottish Parliament motion tabled by Martin Whitfield MSP. Mr Whitfield’s motion congratulates the charity on reaching this important milestone, acknowledges the range of work it currently undertakes and commends the project, its staff, volunteers and supporters for [...]

Motion celebrates charity anniversary2023-09-27T09:19:24+01:00

Gullane Food and Drink Festival


Martin Whitfield MSP has attended the second annual Gullane Food and Drink Festival to support the event and the various local producers and artisans participating in it. This year's festival is taking place between 10th and 16th April and builds on the success of the inaugural festival in 2022 which attracted large numbers of visitors [...]

Gullane Food and Drink Festival2023-09-27T14:54:33+01:00

Supporting Fairtrade Fortnight 2023


Martin Whitfield MSP has signed up to support a parliamentary motion backing this year's Fairtrade Fortnight. This year the annual campaign, coordinated by the Fairtrade Foundation and which takes place between 27 February and 12 March, focuses on the climate crisis. It is helping highlight the increasing threat that the crisis poses to some of [...]

Supporting Fairtrade Fortnight 20232023-10-09T14:28:08+01:00
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