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

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

Supporting Scottish Bus Week


Ahead of the start of Scottish Bus Week (22-28 May), Martin Whitfield MSP is highlighting the vital role of local bus services. The week promotes the part buses can play as a solution for tackling many of the challenges we face. These include improving our health, tackling inequalities and climate change, creating green jobs and [...]

Supporting Scottish Bus Week2023-09-21T17:46:04+01:00

New murals at Prestonpans station


Martin Whitfield MSP has joined rail representatives and local politicians at Prestonpans Railway Station to celebrate the official launch of its eye-catching new murals. The guests were given a tour and guide to the four artworks, which depict four scenes with connections to the area: The Mallard train, Wiles Motor Services bus, The Waggonway and [...]

New murals at Prestonpans station2023-09-22T12:20:21+01:00

Urgent action needed on bus services


Martin Whitfield MSP is calling for more financial support for Scotland’s bus services to save them from further “decimation” as new figures reveal bus passenger numbers have more than halved under the current government. Annual Scottish Transport Statistics have shown bus passenger numbers struggling to recover from the pandemic and failing to make a dent [...]

Urgent action needed on bus services2023-11-21T12:20:29+00:00

Scottish Environment Business Awards


Martin Whitfield MSP is encouraging businesses in his region to apply for this year’s prestigious VIBES Scottish Environment Business Awards. Open to businesses large and small across the country, the awards recognise those who champion sustainability by reducing pressure on the planet’s resources. Past winners have focused on everything from accelerating action towards net zero, [...]

Scottish Environment Business Awards2023-10-09T10:41:55+01:00

Cycling charity’s work welcomed


The pioneering work of a Scottish charity dedicated to providing opportunities for accessible cycling has been welcomed at Holyrood. Martin Whitfield MSP and Foysol Choudhury MSP met with representatives of Cycling Without Age Scotland to find out more about its inclusive work. It aims to enrich the lives of elderly and disabled people by letting [...]

Cycling charity’s work welcomed2023-10-09T14:16:30+01:00
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