Monthly Archives: March 2011

Labour leader visits Whitecross

Labour leader Iain Gray visited the Falkirk area today, joining Falkirk East Scottish Labour candidate Cathy Peattie for door to door campaigning in Whitecross and visiting the Campbells food processing plant near to the village.
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Purple Day

Saturday 26th March was Purple Day, when Epilepsy Connections’ volunteers were out in force at the Falkirk vs Raith Rovers match to get everyone talking about epilepsy.
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Call for better hospital buses

Cathy Peattie has called on the Scottish Government to ensure that Forth Valley Royal Hospital has comprehensive public transport provision.
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Free train travel proposal

Falkirk East MSP Cathy Peattie has welcomed the proposal to extend free train travel to companions of deafblind people:
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Prostate Pledge

Cathy Peattie has backed Prostate Cancer Awareness Month by signing The Pledge for Prostate Cancer
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International Rescue rebuff

The problems experienced by International Rescue Corp as they attempted to provide help in Japan have been raised in the Scottish Parliament by Cathy Peattie MSP, in whose Falkirk East constituency the IRC are based.
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Earth Hour

Cathy Peattie MSP is backing the Earth Hour initiative and urging constituents, local businesses and organisations to sign up to the big switch off on Saturday 26 March.
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Freight Grants fail to meet demand

After slashing the freight facilities grant from £7.4m, the £2m available for new projects has been massively oversubscribed.
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U-turn needed on fuel duty and VAT

Falkirk East MSP Cathy Peattie has called for a U-turn on fuel duty and VAT.
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There is a better way

Cathy Peattie has called for support for the STUC campaign “There is a better way”
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