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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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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Hyslop Encourages West Lothian Women to be part of History

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Hyslop Encourages West Lothian Women to be part of History Local constituency MSP Fiona Hyslop is calling on the women and girls of West Lothian to be part of history by promoting or coming along to PROCESSIONS 2018 marking 100 years since women got the vote. Fiona said; “I am very much looking forward to walking with other women and girls from across West Lothian and the rest of Scotland to mark 100 years since women got the vote this Saturday, June 10th. “This anniversary also provides us with a great opportunity to reflect on the women who fought hard to allow women to vote and in particular to suffragette Ethel Moorehouse, who was once imprisoned and force-fed at Calton Jail – the now site of Scottish Government Building St…
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MSP praise for Newton Community Council saving iconic views of Forth

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MSP praise for Newton Community Council saving iconic views of Forth Linlithgow MSP Fiona Hyslop has praised the swift action of Newton Community Council for drawing a problem with the newly installed power lines through Newton towards South Queensferry to the attention of her and Scottish Power. The lines and poles would have seen one of the best views of the Forth and the three bridges from the layby of the A904 interrupted by wooden poles and electricity wires. Commenting Fiona Hyslop MSP said “when Newton Community Council contacted me I immediately contact Scottish Power and then spoke with senior management of Scottish Power last Wednesday. Scottish Power told me that they shared the concern, apologised for the oversight and were positive they would be able to underground that section…
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Hyslop Supports Processions Project on 10th June

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Hyslop Supports Processions Project on 10th June Local Constituency MSP Fiona Hyslop is supporting thousands of women and girls across the UK who will walk 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, they will wear 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; “I am delighted to support the women and girls from my constituency who have already signed up to take part in PROCESSIONS to mark this historic anniversary when the first women got the vote. “I have written to a number of women’s organisations in my constituency to encourage them…
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Hyslop Holds Blooming Great Tea Party in Armadale

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  Hyslop Holds Blooming Great Tea Party in Armadale Local Constituency MSP will be holding a Blooming Great Tea Party to raise funds for Marie Curie  at the Armadale Methodist Church Hall on Monday, 14th May at 10.30am. Fiona said; “Following the success of the coffee morning I hosted in Whitburn for Marie Curie last year, I am delighted to hold a second Blooming Great Tea Party in Armadale in my constituency to raise awareness and funds for Marie Curie. “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…
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