SNP MSP Colin Beattie has welcomed new figures outlining the scale of Scottish Government funding to tackle the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
As part of £3.8 billion in extra spending to tackle coronavirus, the Scottish Government has committed to a £350 million package of emergency funding for communities to help tackle harms caused by the pandemic.
A new online dashboard, published this week, has outlined the financial support so far allocated to Midlothian and East Lothian. This totalled at £2,488,682 for Midlothian and £2,367,944 for East Lothian.
The Scottish Government funding has included:
Commenting, SNP MSP Colin Beattie said:
“The pandemic has caused enormous pressure on households and communities across Scotland.
“The Scottish Government has provided swift and substantial financial help to households in Midlothian and East Lothian – supporting frontline organisations and access to food.
“We now know that change can happen rapidly – and we must build on that momentum to achieve our long-term goals of reducing poverty and inequality.”