Up to date news of Malcolm's work for the people of Edinburgh North and Leith
Malcolm Chisholm's Local News: July 2007 School Meals Report Malcolm with Margaret Smith, Lib Dem MSP. Malcolm has a platter of healthy food in front of him The Pilton Partnership's School Meals Report, launched at the end of June, involved asking young people who work in schools for their views on school food. Its starting point was the Scottish Exuctives's Hungry for success guidelines on school meals which I launched as Health Minister in 2002.

Recommendations in the Pilton Partnership Report were that the good work which has resulted from Hungry for Success and the healthy eating message need to be maintained and built on, that a major intitiative needs to be undertaken to address the fact that 3 out of 4 secondary school pupils in Edinburgh do not regularly eat school dinners, that there needs to be an investment in creating more pleasant dining areas within schools and that young peopled should be consulted regularly about school meals.

I was most impressed with this piece of work which listens to young people and reflects the reality of what is happening in our schools. Congratulations to the North Edinburgh Young People's Forum for their hard work.

The Pilton Partnership website is currently being redeveloped >>>
The work of the British Heart Foundation & Pilton Community Health Project Malcolm and BHF staff standing in front of red banner with BHF's slogan "Beating Heart Disease Together" Malcolm at Ocean Point with Marjory Burns, Mike Healy and Prof. Keith Fox >>>

I was delighted to open the national office of the British Heart Foundation at Ocean Point in Leith. This is a major charity that raises millions of pounds each year for research into heart disease.

I was also asked to speak at the Pilton Community Health project's AGM. The project aims to tackle health inqualities facing the local community by working with local people to identify and address their health concerns.

Through their services, they provide free counselling session, tackle barriers that prevent local people having a healthy diet, provide good quality fresh fruit and vegetables and many other varied services which go to maximise the range of opportunities available to local people.

British Heart Foundation's website >>>
Pilton Community Health Project's website >>>
Ainsley Park Super League View of Ainslie Park Leisure Centre from the top of the hillI was pleased to launch the Monday night super league at Ainslie Park Leisure Centre earlier this month adn to present a trophy to the Pilton Youth and Children's Project team for winning the five a side league that had been running for the previous few weeks. The 5 teams taking part in that had increased to 10 for the super league that will run throughout next year. It's a great initiative that is involving a significant number of people in the greater Pilton area with financial support from the Lothian and Borders Police.

Web site of Pilton Youth & Children's Project >>>
Lothian & Borders Police Press Release >>>