Latest News –  Martin Whitfield MP

2406, 2019

Marking Armed Forces Day 2019

By |June 24th, 2019|

This year's Armed Forces Day is taking place on Saturday 29th June, with events across the UK to celebrate and thank everyone in the Armed Forces community, including the men and women currently serving, veterans, cadets and Service families. Ahead of the day, East Lothian Council has shown the county's support by holding a ceremony to raise a special Armed Forces Day flag to mark the day. Martin Whitfield MP said: "Armed Forces Day gives communities the opportunity to say thank you to those that are currently serving on our behalf in a difficult and challenging world, but also to [...]

2406, 2019

Visiting award-winning local games studio

By |June 24th, 2019|

Martin Whitfield MP and Iain Gray MSP have visited the East Linton office of award-winning games developer 4J Studios following its key role in Minecraft becoming the best selling game of all time. Established in 2005, 4J has its Headquarters in Dundee, while most of the software development work is undertaken in East Linton. It has an extremely experienced core team of designers, technology and games programmers and artists. The company’s ethos is to combine innovation, creativity and technical excellence with efficient production practices. Minecraft has now sold over 176 million copies worldwide, making it the best selling game ever. [...]

2406, 2019

Celebrating benefits of employee ownership

By |June 24th, 2019|

Employee Ownership Day 2019 is taking place on Friday 28th June and Martin Whitfield MP has shown his support for the day by visiting local employee owned business Jerba Campervans. This year the day's focus is on celebrating employee ownership’s impact on wellbeing and happiness at work and the Employee Ownership Association (EOA) is encouraging its members and stakeholders to ‘celebrate with a smile’ or to help with the campaign by ‘spreading a smile’ and creating publicity. Jerba Campervans in North Berwick are a high profile employee owned business which has reaped the rewards of becoming one of the first in [...]

2106, 2019

Great Get Together event thanks local volunteers

By |June 21st, 2019|

As part of this year’s UK-wide Great Get Together weekend (21 to 23 June) activities, Martin Whitfield MP today hosted an afternoon tea event for charities and volunteers in the Tranent area. Held at the town’s Loch Centre, Mr Whitfield hosted the event to say thank you to local volunteers and charities for the work they undertake with and on behalf of local communities throughout the year. Mr Whitfield welcomed volunteers and staff from a variety of local organisations including East Lothian Foodbank, Radio Saltire, Dementia Friendly Tranent, Carefree Kids, Recharge, Roots and Fruits, Blooming Belters and Macmerry Men’s Shed. [...]

2006, 2019

Praise for Headway art exhibition

By |June 20th, 2019|

An exhibition of art produced by members of the Headway East Lothian group has been praised by local MP Martin Whitfield. The Outdoor to Indoor art project saw members work with Linda McCann of Canndhu Productions, to explore both rural and urban areas, taking impressions through sound, memory, photos and physical reminders. The art produced during the project is now on display at Dunbar Town House Museum and Gallery until Friday 28th June (1pm to 5pm every day). Speaking about the exhibition, Martin Whitfield MP said: "Headway East Lothian is a great local charity which offers vital information, support and [...]

1906, 2019

Martin’s got the bottle for National Refill Day

By |June 19th, 2019|

This National Refill Day (Wednesday 19th June) Martin Whitfield MP is joining campaigners to urge East Lothian residents to ditch single-use water bottles. Organised by the Refill campaign and Water UK, National Refill Day is calling on parliamentarians to join the British public and stop buying single-use plastic water bottles and pledge to carry a reusable one instead. Refill and Water UK asked the UK public to support National Refill Day by carrying their reusable bottle and sharing their involvement on social media by telling the world they’ve #GotTheBottle to prevent plastic pollution this #NationalRefillDay. The Refill campaign works by [...]