Christmas and New Year Message from Fiona Hyslop MSP

Christmas and New Year Message from Fiona Hyslop MSP

December 2016

“As your MSP for the Linlithgow Constituency, I am delighted to wish my constituents a very merry Christmas all the very best for the year ahead.

“The Festive break provides us all with an opportunity to reflect on the year gone by. I have been working hard to make the case for keeping jobs local at the HMRC premises in Bathgate and plan to continue representing my constituents who are affected by this. The current economic climate presents challenges for many families, but I can assure my constituents that I will use all my efforts to support opportunities for jobs and economic growth in West Lothian.

This time of year also encourages us to look forward. After a year which saw the UK Leave the European Union it is important that in going forward, Scotland’s interests and values are protected to ensure that we receive the best possible deal for our communities and our businesses as we leave the EU and I have been working hard as your Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs to make sure this happens.

2017 also looks to highlight Scotland’s Heritage, History and Archaeology with a programme of events marking this across the country. West Lothian is rich in Heritage, History and Archaeology and we have much to offer visitors and tourists. I would encourage my constituents to take advantage of local events in 2017 and visit the attractions on our doorsteps to mark and celebrate our local history.

“Finally, as we move into another period of wintry weather it is important to also pay tribute to members of the emergency services, postal workers, businesses and local members of the public in the community who are doing everything they can to serve our communities in difficult conditions.

I hope everyone has had a wonderful Christmas and I pass on my very best wishes for a prosperous 2017.”

Fiona Hyslop MSP

For the Linlithgow Constituency