Hyslop Comments on significant drop in Crime in West Lothian

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Hyslop Comments on significant drop in Crime in West Lothian Local Constituency MSP Fiona Hyslop has welcomed the latest figures which show a fall in the use of offensive weapons and vandalism in West Lothian in the last decade. In 2007/08, there were 11 cases of handling offensive weapons per 10,000 of the population in West Lothian, which has fallen to 7 by 2016/17, a drop of 36%. Similarly, there were 242 instances of vandalism per 10,000 in West Lothian which fell to 91 by 2016/17, dropping by 62%. Fiona commented: “I welcome these figures which show a reduction in both vandalism and use of offensive weapons in West Lothian. “The SNP Government has made justice one of its top priorities since coming to power in 2007 – putting more…
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Hyslop Welcomes Post Office Services returned to Westfield

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Hyslop Welcomes Post Office Services returned to Westfield Fiona Hyslop MSP for the Linlithgow Constituency, which covers Westfield, has welcomed the restoration of post office services at Westfield primary school. Fiona said; “I am pleased that Royal Mail have restored post office services to customers in Westfield by hosting an Outreach Service at the local Primary School, following the temporary closure of the post office last summer. “While the post office service will only be open during school term time, this is good news for the local village who would previously had to travel to Armadale to access services.” The new outreach service will re-open in August.   ENDS Editor’s Note: The primary school and postal services outreach is located at Lomond View, Westfield, Bathgate, EH48 3DE The branch closed…
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Hyslop Calls on Constituents to have say on Bottle Deposit Return Plans

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 Hyslop Calls on Constituents to have say on Bottle Deposit Return Plans Local Constituency MSP Fiona Hyslop is calling on her constituents in West Lothian to get involved with the latest series of events to gather views on the proposed bottle deposit return scheme.The Scottish Government is currently consulting on the scope of a deposit return scheme, to boost recycling and cut plastic waste – with the proposal being that customers would pay a deposit when they purchase a product, which would be refunded when the item is recycled. The scheme already operates in many other parts of Europe. Zero Waste Scotland is now hosting a series of events across the country to give people across Scotland the chance to put forward their views on the scheme.Fiona said;“Scotland is the…
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Hyslop Completes 13 Surgeries in 3 Days

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Hyslop Completes 13 Surgeries in 3 Days Local Constituency MSP, Fiona Hyslop has thanked constituents who attended her Summer Surgery Tour of 13 surgeries over three days earlier this week. (June 9th – 11th) The tour included all the smaller villages throughout her constituency, and ran from Monday morning until Wednesday afternoon.    Fiona said; “The tour has been a great success and a great opportunity to meet people at the surgery venues and listen to the concerns of my constituents. “My Linlithgow Constituency has 5 major towns which is where I normally hold surgeries on a regular basis, but as much of the constituency is semi-rural, it was important to hold surgeries in the smaller villages as well and we had volunteers leaflet the villages in advance to invite…
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Hyslop Awards Trophies to Team United Players

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Hyslop Awards Trophies to Team United Players Local Constituency MSP Fiona Hyslop has visited Team United, a football initiative working with children with autism in Broxburn to award young players with trophies for their achievements in overcoming the challenges they face through sport. Fiona also awarded Players of the Year Awards to Lennon Williamson from West Lothian and Murphy Freeman from East Lothian. Team United Sports is a charity that works to support young people with autism overcome social barriers they often face when taking part in sport and physical activity, particularly team sports. Speaking after the event, Fiona said; “The volunteers at Team United have produced a fantastic day for the young people involved. I was delighted to present the players with their Awards and give special recognition to…
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Hyslop Undertakes Summer Surgery Tour

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Hyslop Undertakes Summer Surgery Tour Local Constituency MSP Fiona Hyslop is undertaking a Summer Surgery Tour having organised 13 surgeries over three days next week. (Monday 9th – Wednesday 11th July). The tour includes many of the smaller villages in West Lothian.   Fiona said; "Whilst I organise regular surgeries all over my constituency, it is important to get out and meet the constituents who cannot always make it to the bigger towns to meet with me. By organising this surgery tour, I can meet as many of my constituents as possible at a venue that is convenient to them. “There is no need to make an appointment and constituents will be seen on a first come, first seen basis, however if you can’t make any of the surgeries bit…
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Springfield Pupil Wins Transition Linlithgow Last Straw Poster Campaign

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  Springfield Pupil Wins Transition Linlithgow Last Straw Poster Campaign Hyslop Judges Linlithgow Last Straw Campaign (image of Fiona Hyslop MSP with winner Zara, Mark Wells, Headteacher at Springfield Primary and John Richardson from Party at the Palace Local Constituency MSP is supporting Transition Linlithgow’s Last Straw Campaign as part of their Plastic Free Linlithgow Project aiming to reduce plastic around the town. The local schools took part in creating campaign posters to remove plastic straws from within Linlithgow and Fiona Hyslop was the judge who chose the winning poster from a tremendous entry of 300 posters from pupils in the town. The winning poster was designed by P6 pupil, Zara Pearson from Springfield Primary and her poster will be publicised across the business premises in Linlithgow who helped support…
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Hyslop Welcomes £23.9m Investment in West Lothian Schools

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Hyslop Welcomes £23.9m Investment in West Lothian Schools Local Constituency MSP Fiona Hyslop has welcomed Scotland’s Schools for the Future school building programme for investing £23.9m in West Lothian. £22.6m has been invested in building new West Lothian schools and £1.3m has been spent refurbishing schools in the area under the SNP since 2009, and a total of 750 schools have been built or refurbished since the SNP came to power in Scotland. Fiona commented; “We have a growing young population in West Lothian and with more and more families moving to our expanding towns such as Winchburgh, the schools provided for our young people must be fit for modern day purpose. “I welcome the £23.9m of investment spent in West Lothian since 2009 refurbishing or building new schools, supporting…
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Hyslop Pledges Carers Support

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Hyslop Pledges Carers Support Local Constituency MSP Fiona Hyslop has pledged her continuing support for Carers and Young Carers in West Lothian. Fiona commented; “I am always happy to support and promote the work and voices of our carers and young carers in West Lothian and look forward to seeing them and engaging with them about the challenges they face and what can be done as a community to support them. “Carer’s Week (11th – 17th June) gives the opportunity to highlight the important difference our carers and young carers do and to give them the recognition they deserve for their dedicated and compassionate work.” ENDS   NOTE Carers Pledge – Fiona Hyslop MSP As part of Carers Week (11th – 17th June) Fiona has pledged the following to mark…
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Hyslop Supports Processions Project

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Hyslop Supports Processions Project Local Constituency MSP Fiona Hyslop has supported thousands of women and girls across the UK who walked together as part of a mass participatory artwork to celebrate the centenary of women’s suffrage on Sunday 10 June. To mark this historic moment, hundreds of women wore either green, white or violet scarves - the colours of the suffrage movement, appearing as a flowing river of colour as they walk through the city streets. Fiona said; “It was a fantastic day and I was delighted to have the privilege to lead the Edinburgh Processions2018 with thousands of women marching in the Suffrage colours of purple, white and green- part of a massive moving artwork.   “Piper Louise Marshall was incredible and had us all singing along as we…
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