A CHARITY’S milestone has been highlighted in the Scottish Parliament.

Home-Start East Lothian, which promotes the wellbeing of families with at least one child under the age of five, turned 21 this year.

Paul McLennan, MSP for East Lothian, submitted a motion in Holyrood to mark the occasion.

The motion for the Tranent-based charity reads: “That the Parliament congratulates Home-Start East Lothian on its 21st birthday; commends the more than 40 highly trained volunteers for the offer of family support to over 100 families and 268 children each year in East Lothian; notes the important emotional and practical support that Home-Start provides; applauds its person-centred, individual approach to supporting families of all backgrounds across the county; praises the charity for its adaptation during the COVID-19 pandemic, which saw a reversion to telephone and digital support, as well as the delivery of wellbeing bags on a regular basis, and sends its best wishes to Home-Start for its postponed birthday celebrations in 2022.”