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FIONA Hyslop
More than 5447 children across West Lothian will benefit from extra funding to extend free school meals over the Christmas and Easter holidays. £10 million has been made available by the SNP Government so that councils can continue providing free school meals through the winter breaks with future funding confirmed to extend support over Easter. Last week, Conservative MPs voted rejected...
Martyn Day MP has called on West Lothian small shopkeepers to enter the Best Small Shops Competition, celebrating the role they play in their communities. Shopkeepers have until Friday, September 11th to nominate their businesses via www.bestsmallshops.co.uk. The competition is open to any small shop operating in the UK. The competition is free to enter and all shops who enter will...
The coronavirus lockdown has seen an increased volume of walkers, cyclists and other users  along the towpath of the Union Canal. With the increased footfall, questions have arisen as to who exactly can use the towpaths and who has right of way. Questions on social media have included whether horse riding is permitted and whether the towpath allow vehicular access. On motorbikes...
Local Linlithgow Constituency MSP Fiona Hyslop has been happy to share the news this week that West Lothian Council will receive £256,424 from the Attainment Scotland Fund to help close the poverty-related attainment gap. The Scottish Government Announcement means that pupils living in West Lothian’s most deprived communities will benefit from targeted funding from the Attainment Scotland Fund. To help mitigate...
SNP Linlithgow and East Falkirk MP Martyn Day is one of 40 MPs backing a cross-party campaign for the UK Government to support the catering industry during the public health emergency. In the letter to Rishi Sunak MP, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, the group of MP’s wrote: “We are concerned by the exclusion of the UK’s Catering industry from...