Hyslop Urges Boots to Rethink Delivery Changes

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Hyslop Urges Boots to Rethink Delivery Changes Local Constituency MSP, Fiona Hyslop, has written to Senior Management at Boots to express her concerns over Boots decision to introduce a delivery charge for prescriptions from September 30th. Boots are planning to introduce a delivery charge from the end of September of £5 per patient, per delivery for one off deliveries. They are also offering an annual subscription of £55 per year per patient as an alternative. Fiona commented; “There are many reasons why patients may need to have their prescriptions delivered, a good number will be elderly and simply cannot afford this delivery charge. Boots will already receive money from the NHS to handle prescriptions and while they appear to be offering a £55 annual payment alternative, £55 can be a…
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Hyslop Highlights Pilgrimage Way through Linlithgow

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Hyslop Highlights Pilgrimage Way through Linlithgow Local Linlithgow Constituency MSP Fiona Hyslop has highlighted the St Andrew’s Way pilgrimage routes as authentic links to our national and local heritage, two of which run through Linlithgow. Fiona also delivered the closing speech in a Members debate at the Scottish Parliament in June on The Way of St Andrew’s Way in her capacity as Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs. Fiona said; “Pilgrim ways are an important part of our heritage and local tourism and I am delighted to highlight that two of the St Andrew’s Way pilgrim walks stretch right through my constituency. The St Ninian’s Way goes through Linlithgow Bridge while the Ladywell way passes through Blackridge, Westfield, Torphichen and Linlithgow. “From long distance walkers to cycle enthusiasts,…
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Hyslop Highlights New Asbestos Action Service in Bathgate

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  Hyslop Highlights New Asbestos Action Service in Bathgate Local Constituency MSP for Linlithgow, Fiona Hyslop has visited the new Asbestos Action Support Service based in the Bathgate Partnership Centre which offers financial and emotional support to suffers at their families. Asbestos Action is a charity that visits asbestos related lung cancer sufferers in their own home or hospital and organises benefit advice and ongoing specialised welfare support. Due to the increase in numbers coming to them from the Edinburgh and Lothian areas they have now set up an outreach facility in Bathgate Partnership Centre. Fiona commented; “I was pleased to meet the Asbestos Action Charity in Bathgate’s Partnership Centre. This is an important service that can help people suffering from asbestos related lung cancer and their families at an…
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Hyslop Congratulates Linlithgow Arts Guild on 50th Anniversary

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Hyslop Congratulates Linlithgow Arts Guild on 50th Anniversary Local Linlithgow MSP Fiona Hyslop has congratulated the Linlithgow Arts Guild on 50 years of success. Fiona attended the Guild’s Garden Party on Saturday (3rd August) Rivaldsgreen House at which marked the start of the 50th season. Fiona commented; “I was delighted to attend the Linlithgow Arts Guild’s Garden Party to mark their 50th Anniversary. “Over the years, the Linlithgow Arts Guild have programmed fantastic performers, including Concert pianists, theatre, opera and Spanish flamenco dancers, and always with the highest calibre of talent. “I would like to pass on my congratulations to the Guild on their 50th Anniversary year and thank them for their passion and their dedication to bringing artistic talent from around Europe to Linlithgow.” ENDS
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Hyslop Welcomes Ground-Breaking Anti-Poverty Payment

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Hyslop Welcomes Ground-Breaking Anti-Poverty Payment 16,400 Children Benefited in West Lothian Local Constituency MSP, Fiona Hyslop, has welcomed the Scottish Government’s ground-breaking anti-poverty payment which reveals that an estimated 16,400 children from 9,500 families across West Lothian are expected to benefit from. The Scottish Child Payment will be worth £10 per child for low-income families by the end of 2022, with introduction for under-6s starting by early 2021. The brand new benefit was described as a “game changer” and a “lifeline” by anti-poverty campaigners and is central to the SNP’s ambitions to tackle child poverty. Fiona commented; “This is a welcome announcement which could act as a lifeline to local low-income families. With an estimated 16,400 children expected to benefit across West Lothian, this ambitious and ground-breaking new benefit will…
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Hyslop Promotes Keep Left Campaign

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Hyslop Promotes Keep Left Campaign Local MSP for the Linlithgow Constituency Fiona Hyslop is highlighting a new campaign that reminds international visitors to heritage and tourism sites in West Lothian to drive on the left-hand side of the road. Fiona Commented:“The Keep Left campaign has worked well in the Highlands where thousands of tourists flock throughout the year to see Scotland, particularly in relation to the Outlander effect with Linlithgow Palace and Blackness Castle. “With West Lothian and the surrounding area being rich in tourism and heritage sites, many road accidents in the area involve international visitors who are not used to our roads nor driving on the left. I and my colleague Angus Macdonald MSP for Falkirk East met with Police Scotland and representatives from both Falkirk and West…
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1140 Local Families Hit by UK Government’s 2 Child Cap

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1140 Local Families Hit by UK Government’s 2 Child Cap Hyslop Urges Scraping of Heartless Policy Local Linlithgow MSP Fiona Hyslop is urging the Conservative UK Government to scrap their heartless and unfair two child cap policy which according to new research means over 15% of all children across the Linlithgow and Falkirk East Constituency could be affected. Fiona commented: “Social security should be a safety net for all of us, but the two-child limit is having a devastating effect on 1140 families in Linlithgow and Falkirk East, with 3705 children set to be affected by it. “This heartless policy turns people away when they need support the most and leaves children to grow up in hardship which can have lifelong consequences on their health and wellbeing. “The SNP Government…
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Hyslop Completes 10 venue Surgery Tour

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Hyslop Completes 10 venue Surgery Tour Local Constituency MSP, Fiona Hyslop has thanked constituents who attended her Summer Surgery Tour of 10 surgeries over two days earlier this week. The tour included many of the smaller villages throughout her constituency and ran on Tuesday July 2nd and Friday July 4th. Fiona said; “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 people to come along and attend.” “The tour has been a great success and a great opportunity to meet people at the surgery venues and listen to the concerns…
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Hyslop Hails Radical Move to Tackle Child Poverty in West Lothian

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Hyslop Hails Radical Move to Tackle Child Poverty in West Lothian Fiona Hyslop MSP for the Linlithgow Constituency has praised the SNP Government’s Announcement of a new social benefit designed to lift children across Scotland out of poverty. By the end of 2022, eligible families in West Lothian will now receive an extra £10 a week for every child under 16 – low income families with children under the age of six will be fast tracked and start to receive the benefit in early 2021. Fiona said, “This is a radical and very welcome announcement – and it’s exactly what we need if we are to reduce child poverty levels here in West Lothian in the face of ongoing welfare cuts from the UK Tory Government. “This announcement means that…
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Hyslop Heads out on Summer Surgery Tour

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Hyslop Heads out on Summer Surgery Tour Following the success of last year’s tour, local MSP for the Linlithgow Constituency, Fiona Hyslop, is again heading out on a Summer Surgery Tour on Tuesday July 2nd and Friday, July 5th. 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 and accessible for them. “There is no need to make an appointment and constituents will be seen on a first come, first seen basis, however…
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