Jeremy Balfour, Scottish Conservative MSP visited Bonnyrigg High Street this week to hear about the success of Small Business Saturday, an event run on the first Saturday in December every year celebrating the benefits of a diverse and thriving community centre.  Janet Lay-Douglas, Conservative C


Jeremy Balfour, Scottish Conservative MSP for the Lothian Region, visited Oaklands School on Ferry Road this week and heard first-hand about their tremendous achievement of winning a Gold award from sportscotland for school sporting opportunities.  Oaklands School provides a significantly modifie

Jeremy Balfour wants Tram decision delayed till Inquiry concluded

Yet again, the subject of Edinburgh Trams is a hot topic of conversation around Edinburgh, this time due to the current online consultation that is running from 3 to 30 September 2018 outlining the proposed plans to extend the tram line down Leith Walk to Newhaven.

Jeremy Balfour MSP supports Launch of Independent Living Show at SEC in Glasgow

Jeremy Balfour, Scottish Conservative MSP raised a motion at the Scottish Parliament this morning to lend his support for the upcoming Independent Living Scotland event.   This programme of free events, held over two days on 26th and 27th September, is Scotland’s largest disability lifestyle and

Choose Sport over the Street

As a parent of two primary aged children, I am very aware of the need to keep kids entertained after school and I’m currently searching for activities to keep them amused (and exhausted!) over the summer holidays. 

Jeremy Balfour MSP supports Marie Curie baking challenge

Jeremy Balfour, Scottish Conservative MSP for Lothian joined 150 people at a special event celebrating terminal illness charity Marie Curie’s 70th anniversary and the start of their latest fundraising venture last Wednesday at Holyrood Park, Edinburgh.


Abused Men in Scotland (AMIS) seek vital support

Jeremy Balfour, Scottish Conservative MSP for the Lothian region, has pressed the First Minister to meet with men’s charity, Abused Men in Scotland, to discuss their financial crisis and try to prevent them having to closing their doors next month due to a lack of funds.



Jeremy Balfour, Scottish Conservative MSP for the Lothian Region, visited the Saltersgate School in Dalkeith today, which caters for children with many diverse additional learning and support needs.  The school is on Dalkeith Schools Community campus, along with St.

Britain’s Got Talent Final – A Comedy (and Disability) Triumph

I sat and tuned into Sunday’s live final of Britain’s Got Talent, (with 8.7 million other reality TV fanatics!) and was delighted that Lee Ridley aka Lost Voice Guy was crowned champion, not only because his routine was packed with witty one-liners that showed real insight into our modern world,