A CAFE tackling suicide, social isolation and loneliness issues has been highlighted in the Scottish Parliament.

Keep the Heid Mental Health Cafe was set up in Haddington last November by Emma Jackson.

Earlier this autumn, it was revealed that there were plans to expand the service into Tranent and possibly into Midlothian.

Now, Craig Hoy, South Scotland MSP, has tabled a motion in the Scottish Parliament praising the scheme.

The motion reads: “That the Parliament welcomes the opening of a second Keep the Heid Cafe in Tranent; understands that the Keep the Heid Cafe has played a pivotal role in tackling suicide, social isolation and loneliness in Haddington following on from the Covid-19 pandemic; recognises what it sees as the outstanding investment of up to £14,000 from Fa’side Area Partnership and the National Lottery Community Fund, which it understands has made the opening of the second cafe possible; and acknowledges what it considers the great impact on the East Lothian community from these ventures and the care being given towards mental wellness.”