Hyslop Welcomes £150m Funding to Unlock Potential for Winchburgh Development in City Deal

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Hyslop Welcomes £150m Funding to Unlock Potential for Winchburgh Development in City Deal Local Constituency MSP Fiona Hyslop has welcomed the announcement of up to £150m from the Edinburgh City Deal to be used to fund up to 5,000 new homes as part of the new Winchburgh Development. Investment for the Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Region Deal has come from both the UK and Scottish Governments and from contributions from local councils and universities. Commenting, Fiona said; “I am very pleased to hear that the Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Region Deal will include £150m funding to deliver up to 5000 new homes as part of the new Winchburgh Development. This scale of housing investment should now help to secure the new secondary school so it is…
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Hyslop Comments on Airport Flight Path Consultation Findings

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Hyslop Comments on Airport Flight Path Consultation Findings Local Constituency MSP, Fiona Hyslop has commented on the recently released findings of the latest consultation held by Edinburgh Airport in relation to new flight path routes. “The figures released by Edinburgh Airport today (July 19th) showing more than half of all respondents registering negative feedback to Edinburgh Airport’s Overall proposals is a clear sign that the Airport must do more to engage with local communities and find solutions before taking any proposals to the Civil Aviation Authority. “The two proposed routes C5 and D0 that affect the town of Winchburgh in my constituency are the most unpopular to West Lothian residents, with the D0 route being the most unpopular route overall. This is unsurprising as I am well aware of the…
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Hyslop Condemns Closure of HMRC in Bathgate

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Hyslop Condemns Closure of HMRC in Bathgate Condemning the announcement to relocate HMRC services from Bathgate to Edinburgh, resulting in the closure of the Bathgate site, local MSP Fiona Hyslop commented; “I am deeply concerned by the UK Government’s decision to relocate HMRC services from the current Bathgate and Livingston sites to a regional centre in Edinburgh affecting up to 1,200 jobs. This decision has been made without proper parliamentary scrutiny, and despite concerns over the financial integrity of such a move being raised by the National Audit Office (NAO). “I have worked with representatives of PCS, representatives of other parties and SNP colleagues locally to work towards a resolution and to support the skilled workforce in aiming to retain their jobs, and keep them local. “Despite the unfounded claims…
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Blooming Great Tea Party Raises £335 for Marie Curie

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Blooming Great Tea Party Raises £335 for Marie Curie Local Constituency MSP, Fiona Hyslop has raised £335.76 in just an hour at the Blooming Great Tea Party she hosted in Whitburn for Marie Curie on Friday. (July 7th) The tea party which begun at 10.30am on July 7th in Whitburn Burgh Halls, attracted members of the Whitburn and wider West Lothian Community who helped fundraise for the Marie Curie charity. Fiona commented: “I am delighted at the number of West Lothian people who attended the tea party to give their donations and generously support to Marie Curie. “I am aware that I have many constituents who have had personal experiences with cancer and been involved with the charity in the past. “In a short space of time we managed to…
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Hyslop Comments on Broxburn Job Centre Closure

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Hyslop Comments on Broxburn Job Centre Closure Local Constituency MSP, Fiona Hyslop has commented on the UK Government’s decision to close the Job Centre Plus office in Broxburn and move it to Livingston, calling the DWP’s actions “unacceptable”. Fiona said; “The UK Government’s decision to close the Job Centre in Broxburn will disproportionately disadvantage unemployed people in West Lothian, pushing our most vulnerable people in society into further crisis and uncertainty. The decision to force those who are seeking work to spend more money by travelling further to a job centre is counter-productive. “I am disappointed that the UK Government has made no attempt to speak to the Scottish Government Minister for Employability, Jamie Hepburn, before making this decision and allowing local reprsentatives to make the case to retain the…
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Fiona Highlights Linlithgow Burgh Trust in Civic Trust 50th Anniversary Debate

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Fiona Highlights Linlithgow Burgh Trust in Civic Trust 50th Anniversary Debate Linlithgow Constituency MSP, Fiona Hyslop has spoken in a debate at the Scottish Parliament marking the 50th Anniversary of the Scottish Civic Trust. Fiona referenced Linlithgow Burgh Trust as she spoke about the importance of local heritage and its link to the future as well as our past. Fiona said: “The Linlithgow Burgh Trust is made up of wise, passionate people who are determined to promote the town in which they work and in which I live. “It is important to remember that local civic trusts help us both to understand our heritage and to look to a sustainable future. They are involved in planning how their local town can develop for the future. The volunteers who take part…
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Hyslop Highlights Queensferry Crossing Walk During Opening Weekend

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  Hyslop highlights Queensferry Crossing walk during opening weekend Local Linlithgow MSP Fiona Hyslop is highlighting the chance to walk across the new Queensferry Crossing after it officially opens to vehicles on August 30th. The bridge will close on September 2nd and 3rd to allow the public to take part in a ‘once in a lifetime’ chance to walk over the new bridge. Fiona commented; “The Queensferry Crossing is the largest bridge of its type and is considered to be one of the world’s greatest bridges. The opening of the Queensferry Crossing marks the end of a 10 year process and its official opening is very welcome to the people of West Lothian. “I am delighted that the Queensferry Crossing will officially open on August 30th and will allow up…
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Hyslop Holds Blooming Great Tea Party in Whitburn

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Hyslop Holds Blooming Great Tea Party in Whitburn Local Constituency MSP will be holding a Blooming Great Tea Party to raise funds for Marie Curie Cancer Care at the Whitburn Burgh Halls on July 7th. “I am delighted to hold a Blooming Great Tea Party in Whitburn in my constituency to raise awareness and funds for Marie Curie Cancer Care.   “We have all been touched by cancer in some way and so it is important to support this fantastic charity that supports those that are terminally ill and their families.   “It is also an opportunity to meet constituents and people from the community I so would encourage anyone free from 10.30 – 11.30 on Friday the 7th of July to come along and help raise funds for Marie…
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Hyslop Congratulates Broxburn Academy Girls on Under 15 Scottish Football Shield Win

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Hyslop Congratulates Broxburn Academy Girls on Under 15 Scottish Football Shield Win Local MSP Fiona Hyslop has congratulated Broxburn Academy Girls for their victory in the Under 15 Scottish Shield win. Fiona said, “I am extremely pleased for the Broxburn girls’ victory in the Under 15 Scottish Shield. They have clearly played some fantastic football with resounding victories against teams from all over Scotland. “I have written to the team to pass on my congratulations and to wish them well for their future matches.” ENDS Extra Info: The girls beat Banff 3-1 in Forfar to win the final and are the first team from West Lothian to do so since the Shield’s inception in 1998. Goals came from Emma McFadyen and Zoe Evans.  
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Hyslop Welcomes Arrival of Baby Box to West Lothian

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Hyslop Welcomes Arrival of Baby Box to West Lothian Local Constituency MSP, Fiona Hyslop has welcomed the roll out of the Baby Box to new mums in West Lothian. Registration for Scotland’s Baby Box will open on the 15 June 2017 for all babies due on or after 15 August 2017. Fiona commented; “Every single new mum whose baby is born on or after August 15th will be given a baby box, sending the message that every child matters. Regardless of their circumstance, every child should have the best start in life and every parent should be supported during this time. “The baby box is designed to offer babies a safe place to sleep and provide new mums with useful items to support them as they bond with their baby…
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