Latest News –  Martin Whitfield MP

2008, 2019

Visiting award-winning local distillery

By |August 20th, 2019|

Local parliamentarians Martin Whitfield MP and Iain Gray MSP have visited award-winning local business NB Distillery in North Berwick. The NB Gin brand was launched by husband and wife team Steve and Viv Muir in 2013, with NB Vodka and NB Rum following the opening of their custom-built distillery last year. Mr Whitfield and Mr Gray met with the distillery manager Steve Ross and colleague Rhona Hartley and were given a tour of the facility which opened in April 2018. As well as producing the various spirit brands, the distillery can also provide tours, corporate events and private parties, while [...]

2008, 2019

Highlighting tumble dryer safety concerns

By |August 20th, 2019|

White goods manufacturer, Whirlpool, is recalling a number of its tumble dryers – but the company estimates that there are still around 500,000 affected machines in UK homes. County MP Martin Whitfield is supporting Electrical Safety First’s campaign to raise awareness of this issue and ensure that all recalled tumble dryers are removed from use. Martin Whitfield MP said: “With 47 fires caused by tumble dryers in Scottish homes last year and a major, ongoing tumble dryer recall, all of us need to check and use them safely. That’s why I’ve joined Electrical Safety First’s campaign to ensure my constituents [...]

1908, 2019

Scottish Seabird Centre visit

By |August 19th, 2019|

Martin Whitfield MP and Iain Gray MSP have visited the Scottish Seabird Centre in North Berwick to catch up on the latest developments at the prestigious local charity. The parliamentarians met with the Centre’s Chief Executive, Susan Davies, and received an update on the improvements she has overseen since coming into post at the start of this year. One of the county’s most popular visitor attractions, the upstairs of the Centre underwent significant refurbishment earlier in the year. Plans are also under way for a significant upgrading of the discovery centre, and the classroom, all happening later this year The [...]

1908, 2019

MP and MSP toast Port Seton pub’s revival

By |August 19th, 2019|

Martin Whitfield MP and Iain Gray MSP have visited The Seaglass Inn in Port Seton to toast the pub’s revival following a £425,000 refurbishment by Heineken-owned Star Pubs & Bars and new licensees, mother and daughter team Christine O’Brien and Sarah Couch. The development of the pub - formerly called The Wemyss Hotel - has turned it into a quality, family friendly pub and created 16 new jobs. The overhaul has given The Seaglass Inn a stylish contemporary look, created a stunning outdoor area for alfresco eating and drinking, added BT and Sky Sports and installed a kitchen. A new [...]

1808, 2019

Backing demand for recall of Parliament

By |August 18th, 2019|

Martin Whitfield MP has joined over 100 parliamentary colleagues in writing to the Prime Minister to demand he recall Parliament with immediate effect. The call comes amid growing concerns about the Government's reckless approach to Brexit and the national emergency it is creating. The letter states that recalling Parliament will allow MPs to hear statements from Mr Johnson and his ministers on progress towards a Brexit deal and to scrutinise preparations for a ‘no deal’, on 31 October. Martin Whitfield MP said: "Time is running out to stop the chaos of a no-deal Brexit. With just 75 days to go [...]

1608, 2019

Visit to Gifford Community Woodland

By |August 16th, 2019|

Local parliamentarians Martin Whitfield MP and Iain Gray MSP have visited Gifford Community Woodland to find out more about the project's work and plans for the future. Mr Whitfield and Mr Gray met with Project Manager Nev Kilkenny and Chairman Adam White at the woodland to see for themselves the work that is being undertaken to restore the woods and make them accessible. Speaking after the visit, Martin Whitfield MP said: "Gifford Community Woodland is a huge local success story. In just a few years the project has successfully purchased the woodland around the village and then undertaken significant work [...]

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