Hyslop Welcomes West Lothian New Build Council Houses

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  Monday, 25 October 2010    SNP MSP for Lothians, Fiona Hyslop, has welcomed the news that first phase of West Lothian Council’s New Build Council Housing was opened on Wednesday. (Wed 20th) Housing Minister Mr Alex Neil met with Cllr Frank Anderson and also with Mrs Elizabeth Kerr and Ms Lisa Henderson, two tenants who have just moved in to the development. Fiona Hyslop commented; “This is fantastic news for the people of West Lothian. “Official statistics have shown that more council houses were built in West Lothian (64) that in the whole of England (40) in the last three months of 2009. “I have always campaigned for affordable housing and so I am delighted to see the first phase of West Lothian Council’s new build council houses taking…
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Hyslop Attends West Lothian Girlguiding Centenary Finale

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  Monday, 25 October 2010 On Wednesday, Fiona Hyslop MSP for Lothians attended the finale and renewal of the Girlguiding promise event in Bathgate. At 20.10pm on 20/10, 2010 Fiona and the Girlguides, Brownies, Rainbows and Trefoil Guild of West Lothian renewed their promise to continue and help launch the next 100 years of guiding at the Leisure Centre in Bathgate. Commenting after the event, Fiona said: “As a former Brownie, Girlguide and Ranger Guide, I am aware of the values and experience that the guides offer young girls, preparing them for adult life and it is as relevant now as at any time over the past 100 years.  “Every guide in West Lothian, regardless of age, will have her own special memories of this centenary year and I am…
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Hyslop Welcomes Opening of new Bathgate Station

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HYSLOP WELCOMES OPENING OF BATHGATE RAILWAY STATION Monday, 18th October SNP MSP for Lothians, Fiona Hyslop has widely welcomed the opening of Bathagte Railway Station today. The new railway station at Bathgate with brand new facilities and improved 400 space car parking is the newest development in the almost complete Bathgate – Airdrie Rail Link. Commenting, Fiona said: “Its is fantastic to see the new Bathgate Station complete and I am delighted that Network Rail are well on track to complete the Bathagte to Airdrie Line. “The new station which will include 2 platforms, 400 new car parking spaces and a new access footpath from the town centre is a welcomed upgrade to Bathgate’s residents. “I am so pleased to see the Bathgate – Airdrie line is progressing and I…
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Hyslop Congratulates Local Boy for Commonwealth Games Gold

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HYSLOP CONGRATULATES LOCAL BOY ON GOLD MEDAL AT COMMONWEALTH GAMES  Monday, 11 October 2010 Fiona Hyslop MSP for Lothians has offered her congratulations to local Linlithgow talent, Colin Fleming who won a gold medal with his doubles tennis partner Jocelyn Rae at the Commonwealth games in Delhi yesterday. Fiona Hyslop said: “This is a fantastic achievement for Colin and Jocelyn and I am delighted to pass on my congratulations to them both and to their families who will have no doubt been glued to the television at home. “Currently Scotland has taken home 4 gold medals, 8 silver and 6 bronze – an amazing accomplishment showing the world that we have a seriously strong team at the Commonwealth games and one who’s success will surely continue. “There is such an…
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Hyslop Welcomes Shale Oil Industry Recognition in West Lothian

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 HYSLOP WELCOMES SHALE OIL INDUSTRY RECOGNITION IN WEST LOTHIAN Friday, 08 October 2010 SNP MSP Fiona Hyslop visited the exhibition in Livingston this week which tells the story of Scotland's first oil industry to be been given national recognition.  The Almond Valley exhibition features more than 2,500 objects connected to the shale oil industry.  Commenting, Ms Hyslop said: “I am delighted to be here to witness the Exhibition in Almond valley be awarded national recognition status by Museums Galleries Scotland and the Scottish government.  "The shale oil industry had an enormous impact on West Lothian, Scotland and on the lives of people all over the world.  "Shale oil is an important part of our industrial heritage, so it is right that the collection has been recognised as being of national…
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Hyslop Urges Constituents to Put Kettle on for Charity

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Fiona Hyslop Urges Constituents To Put Kettle On For Charity Monday, 20 September 2010  SNP MSP Fiona Hyslop is backing the Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning on the 24th of September. It is the 20th year of the event which runs for Macmillan Cancer Support. Fiona is keen for her constituents to get involved with this event so that the goal of £8m UK-wide can possibly be achieved. Fiona said: “I am delighted to be holding a coffee afternoon for such a worthwhile cause. I would like to invite any of my constituents to drop in for the event in my office on West Main Street in Whitburn on Friday 24th of September from 1pm till 3pm.  “Sadly, cancer affects more people every year and so the Macmillan Charity is essential…
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Hyslop Welcomes Rail Boost for Bathgate

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  HYSLOP WELCOMES RAIL BOOST FOR BATHGATE  Monday, 30th August SNP MSP for Lothians Fiona Hyslop has welcomed the announcement of 74 new jobs in Bathgate connected to the opening of the Airdrie-Bathgate line and a further 56 jobs along the route. The announcement was made on Monday by Transport minister Stewart Stevenson. Welcoming the news Ms Hyslop said: “These new jobs are just one of the many benefits the new rail line will bring to the area. “74 new jobs for Bathgate alongside the new line is a great step forward and a real boost during the current economic difficulties. “Not only is the line itself generating 74 jobs for Bathgate and more for the rest of the line, it will open the area up to new business and…
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Hyslop Hails SNP Council Tax Freeze

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HYSLOP HAILS SNP COUNCIL TAX FREEZE SAVINGS FOR WEST LOTHIAN RESIDENTS Monday 30th August Fiona Hyslop MSP for Lothians has today highlighted the savings that householders have made since the SNP came to power and froze council tax.  The average Band D home in West Lothian has saved £252 since 2007/8 thanks to the council tax freeze. Council tax for a Band D home in West Lothian would have been £1,254 this year had the Scottish Government not funded West Lothian Council to implement the freeze and keep it at £1,128.  It has stopped council tax bills rising in West Lothian by 11% since 2007/8. Ms Hyslop commented: “The SNP were elected with the Council Tax freeze as a central part of our manifesto. “We recognised that this tax is…
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Hyslop Invites West Lothian to Apply for Safer Streets

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  Friday, 20 August 2010 Hyslop Invites West Lothian to Apply for Safer Streets Fiona Hyslop MSP for Lothians has welcomed the Scottish Government’s Safer Streets Campaign announcing that West Lothian can apply for funding from the Government to help ensure that people going out for the night can enjoy themselves in a safe environment. Fiona Hyslop commented: “Since 2007 there have been a record number of new Police Officers on our streets, the Lothian and Borders region alone has seen a rise of 216 officers keeping our streets safe. “This new funding is aimed at supporting community safety projects that seek to make our streets a safer place for the entire region. “I am delighted that the Scottish Government is committed to ensuring safer and stronger towns for the…
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Fiona Hyslop Selected to Fight New Linlithgow Seat for the SNP

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FIONA HYSLOP MSP - LOTHIANS LINLITHGOW CONSTITUENCY SNP Fiona Hyslop Selected to Fight New Linlithgow Seat for the SNP  Monday, 16 August 2010 Fiona Hyslop MSP has been selected by the members in the Linlithgow Constituency to contest the new Linlithgow seat in the Scottish Parliament elections 2011. Fiona was nominated by Linlithgow Constituency Association, Linlithgow Burgh Branch, Bathgate Branch and Whitburn Branch. Following her selection, Fiona said: “I am delighted to have been selected by the SNP membership to contest the new Linlithgow seat. “The new seat provides a fresh opportunity for the SNP to win the constituency. The new constituency now includes Broxburn where the SNP have a strong presence. “I am looking forward to campaigning across the constituency to ensure the arguments for Scotland are made and…
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