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

Charity shows MSPs how it is re-imagining respite


North Berwick-based Leuchie House, Scotland’s specialist neurological condition respite service, has held an event at the Scottish Parliament to enable MSPs to find out more about its re-imagination of respite services and innovation in health and social care using technology. Sponsored by Martin Whitfield MSP, the drop-in reception provided MSPs with an opportunity to meet [...]

Charity shows MSPs how it is re-imagining respite2023-09-20T09:28:32+01:00

Visiting ‘much-loved’ beach wheelchair charity


Martin Whitfield MSP has visited local charity North Berwick Beach Wheelchairs at the town's harbour to catch up on some of its latest developments. Mr Whitfield met with the charity's Treasurer, Bryony Capaldi, and other volunteers, as well as speaking to a service user who was visiting the town from England and took the opportunity [...]

Visiting ‘much-loved’ beach wheelchair charity2023-09-20T09:48:25+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

Visit to Leuchie House


Martin Whitfield MSP has visited North Berwick-based charity Leuchie House for an update on some of its latest developments and future plans. The South Scotland MSP met with the charity's CEO Mark Bevan for a tour of the building and its facilities. This included finding out more about the use of new technology in guests' [...]

Visit to Leuchie House2023-09-21T11:58:32+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

Motion commends Keep the Heid cafés


The innovative work of mental health café project, Keep the Heid, has been commended in a parliamentary motion tabled by Martin Whitfield MSP. Keep the Heid was started in November 2021 by Emma Jackson with the Haddington mental health café at the Trinity centre. The project expanded last year to include a Tranent service, at [...]

Motion commends Keep the Heid cafés2023-10-02T15:43:09+01:00

Praise for marine plastic mural


Martin Whitfield MSP attended the unveiling of the UK’s largest marine plastic mural at North Berwick Harbour today and joined others in praising the installation and its creator, local artist Julie Barnes. The art piece will be located on an eight-metre stretch of the harbour wall near the Scottish Seabird Centre. It depicts a beach [...]

Praise for marine plastic mural2023-10-02T15:45:14+01:00

Comment on Ayr ICU beds closure


Commenting on the news that ICU beds at Ayr Hospital are to be closed, despite Health Secretary Humza Yousaf stating just two months ago that there were "absolutely no plans" to move ICU services away from Ayr, Martin Whitfield MSP said: "Coming only weeks after the Health Secretary denied any ICU beds would be lost at [...]

Comment on Ayr ICU beds closure2023-10-09T14:31:44+01:00
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