Hyslop Urges Donations for Pakistan Flood

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HYSLOP CALLS FOR SUPPORT FROM WEST LOTHIAN FOR PAKISTAN FLOOD VICITMS Fiona Hyslop MSP for Lothians has appealed to members of the public to donate as much as they can to help the victims of the flooding in Pakistan. Ms Hyslop announced £900,000 of humanitarian aid and development funding on behalf of the Scottish Government in her capacity as Minister for External Affairs on Saturday and is now calling upon her constituents to donate generously to the people of Pakistan in their time of need. Ms Hyslop said: “"The scale of destruction and human suffering caused by the flooding in Pakistan is truly appalling. "It is our moral duty to do whatever is within our power to ease the suffering of the people whose lives have been devastated by this…
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Hyslop Welcomes 2.76 Million for West Lothian Council Houses

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SNP MSP FOR Lothians Fiona Hyslop has welcomed the announcement by the First Minister that 92 new council homes are to be built in West Lothian after the Local Council was awarded £2.76 million in this third round of Government funding. In total, including this funding in round three, West Lothian Council has been allocated £9.615million to build a total of 515 new homes. Commenting on the announcement, Ms Hyslop said: “This is fantastic news for the people of West Lothian. Not only is the Government enabling West Lothian Council to build a further 92 council houses, this initiative will support those working in housing sector jobs and related trades. “In such difficult economic times with tightening finances this is an incredible achievement and only highlights the Scottish Government’s commitment…
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Fiona Celebrates Anderson’s Place in Scottish History

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Fiona Hyslop MSP for Lothians celebrated the inclusion of West Lothian based butchers, T D Anderson’s into a book by Historic Scotland examining the architectural history of shops in Scotland by presenting a signed copy to T D Butchers this week. The book includes a photograph and note about the tiling in the interior of the remarkable T D Anderson’s Butchers on the Main Street in Linlithgow. Commenting, Ms Hyslop said: “Linlithgow people buying their butcher’s meat over the years at Andersons have probably gotten used to the exquisit tiling pictures of Linlithgow Palace but they really are something special to record. “I am glad that Andersons Butchers made it in to this important books which I was pleased to present to Mr George Smith. “Traditional shops and shop fronts…
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Hyslop Welcomes West Lothian Bookbug Programme

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Tuesday, 06 July 2010 On Wednesday last week, Fiona Hyslop MSP for Lothians attended an event at the Scottish Parliament which launched the Scottish Books Trust’s New Early Years “Bookbug” Programme. Fiona, who spoke at the event at Holyrood, also met with the Programme’s brand new mascot. (See photos) The core format of the programme which includes free packs of books for babies, toddlers, three year olds and Primary ones across West Lothian and free Bookbug sessions in your area, will stay the same. Some new benefits have also been introduced including bespoke packs, improved parental guidance and an overall greener programme under a brand new Scottish identity. Commenting after the event, Fiona said: “I believe that it is important for babies and toddlers to be exposed to books and…
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Hyslop Welcomes £374,288 for Broxburn Business

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Monday, 28 June 2010 HYSLOP WELCOMES £347, 288 FOR BROXBURN BUSINESS SNP MSP Fiona Hyslop has welcomed Thursday’s (24th June) announcement of £347,288 to A K Stoddard in Broxburn under the Food Processing, Marketing and Co-Operative (FPMC) Grants Scheme. The announcement came as the news of sales of Scottish food and drink brands increased 22 per cent demonstrating Scotland's strength as a food and drink retailer in a highly competitive market. Commenting on the announcement, Ms Hyslop said;  “In West Lothian, we have a fantastic array of fresh, seasonal and healthy Scottish foods and I have always supported rural industries and purchased local produce whenever possible. “I am so pleased that A K Stoddard in Broxburn has been recognised and awarded for its Scottish Beef, which just goes to show…
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Hyslop Supports Local Flourishing Business

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SNP MSP for Lothians Fiona Hyslop has visited Boghall Butchers in Boghall, Bathgate this afternoon to show her support and congratulations for the small business that recently won two awards at the British Pie Awards 2010. Mr John Boyle and his staff won Best Vegetarian Pie, for his veggie haggis pie and Best Fish Pie, for his cod and white wine creation at the event in May. Ms Hyslop commented; “I believe that small businesses sit at the heart of our local communities and so I was delighted to hear about Mr Boyle’s recent accomplishments. “I wrote to Mr Boyle in May to congratulate him and his staff and mentioned I was interested in visiting his business. “The food here is incredible and I am looking forward to their participation…
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Hyslop Welcomes Zero Waste Plan

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HYSLOP WELCOMES ZERO WASTE PLAN SNP MSP for Lothians, Fiona Hyslop as welcomed the Scottish Government’s Zero Waste Plan, published today. (09.06.10) The plan sets out key actions, including new targets, to tackle the near 20 million tonnes of waste produced by Scotland every year. It aims to drive change and inspire households, businesses, community groups, local authorities and the wider public sector to change the way they view and deal with waste. (1) Commenting on the announcement, Ms Hyslop said: “In West Lothian, we are very environmentally aware. On the whole our recycling efforts are impressive and many of us were keen to take part in such initiatives as WWF’s Earth Hour in March this year. “Even in schools, pupils are actively involved in global issues; 89 out of…
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William Wallace Letter – Scottish Government Release

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William Wallace 14/06/2010 A group of respected historians and archivists is to take a closer look at a letter widely believed to have been in the possession of Sir William Wallace. Culture Minister Fiona Hyslop has asked the Keeper of the National Archives of Scotland to assemble a group of experts that would be best-placed to establish exactly where and why the letter was produced. The medieval history experts - from Scotland, England and France - will investigate the 700 year old document, held at The National Archives in London, and produce a report to Scottish and UK Government Ministers that will then allow discussions on the status of the document. The National Archives of Scotland has uploaded a high-resolution image of the document to its website to allow people…
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Hyslop Welcomes Second Homecoming in 2014

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HYSLOP WELCOMES SECOND HOMECOMING IN 2014 SNP MSP Fiona Hyslop has today welcomed the news that the Scottish Government has announced a second Homecoming Celebration in 2014. Homecoming 2014 will take place in the year that Scotland hosts the Commonwealth Games and the Ryder Cup and marks the 700th anniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn. Ms Hyslop commented: “This is fantastic news for West Lothian and Scotland as a whole. “Last year the people of West Lothian celebrated their roots by holding or attending hundreds of events in across the country, including musical performances in Bathgate and a party at Linlithgow Palace. “Homecoming 2009 was an excellent way of showcasing our country and attracting tourism from all over the world and I am confident that the next Homecoming Celebrations will…
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Hyslop Congratulates Linlithgow Rose FC

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Lothians SNP MSP Fiona Hyslop has written to Linlithgow Rose Football Club to congratulate them on their 1 – 0 Junior Cup Final victory yesterday. (Sunday 23rd May) Linlithgow Rose Football Club beat Largs Thistle FC 1-0 on Sunday; this was the teams 3rd win in eight years. Speaking after she attended the match in Linlithgow Ms Hyslop said: “I am delighted that Linlithgow Rose triumphed this afternoon in the junior cup final. “Football holds a unique place in the lives and hearts of the Scottish people, particularly today in Linlithgow and I am so pleased I was able to support my local team in one of their most important games to date.”
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