Local MSP for Musselburgh, Colin Beattie has joined campaigners calls to help save the Hollies Day Centre in Musselburgh.
The Hollies offers a vital service to the Musselburgh community, and especially to the elderly community. The day centre has been at the heart of the community on the High Street for 60 years and now faces risk of closure due to difficult circumstances.
A petition has been set up by the Hollies to help save the day centre.
Constituency MSP Colin Beattie said:
“I am deeply concerned at the potential closure of the Hollies. It has been a long-standing service in the Musselburgh community, especially for the elderly and provides a central hub to meet and socialise.
“This service remains vital to the community in tackling isolation and loneliness which we know many people faced especially during the Covid-19 pandemic. The Hollies provides a safe and welcoming environment for the elderly population of Musselburgh and allows them to retain their independence within this setting.
“I give my full support to their petition and have offered help in any way I can to save the Hollies from closure. I know how much the day centre makes a difference to the lives of my constituents in Musselburgh and how important it is to their wellbeing.
“I have pushed East Lothian council to take action on this matter and it is time for them to step up to help save this much loved and used community facility. The Hollies is at the heart of Musselburgh and it would be a great loss to the community if it were to close.
“I would encourage the people of Musselburgh to get behind this campaign and head to the Hollies to sign the petition.”