Working for BATHGATE

Fiona has worked for the last four years as part of the SNP
Government’s strong experienced team delivering for West
Lothian and Scotland. Locally, Fiona has worked with the SNP led
West Lothian Council to deliver on local priorities.

Record for Bathgate and Boghall

You wanted to keep health care local

• and so we kept services at St John’s, transferred others from
Edinburgh, protected NHS spend and abolished prescription charges

You wanted safer and stronger communities
• so we now have 1000 more police on the beat and a 32 year record low
in crime.

You wanted pride put back into our communities
• so the national town centre regeneration fund helped finance the upgrade
of Bathgate town centre. The new Lindsay Centre is on track and the new
swimming pool is open.
The new Bathgate train station and rail link will
provide new job and leisure opportunities.

You wanted free education
• and I was the SNP Minister who introduced the Bill in Parliament to
abolish the graduate endowment back-end tuition fee saving students
and families £2,300. We grew the role of colleges and skills and training
and as an SNP Minister I introduced the ‘adopt an apprentice’ scheme,
saving hundreds of jobs through the recession.

Bathgate is also one of three Fairtrade Towns in the Linlithgow Constituency, helping Scotland in becoming a Fairtrade Nation