MSP backs proposal for ‘eco-toun’

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LOTHIANS Green MSP Alison Johnstone has backed a new “Transition Toun” initiative in Musselburgh to cut dependence on oil and prepare for 
climate change.

The group wants to find ways to eat more locally grown food, promote low-carbon forms of travel and reduce waste.

In a motion at the Scottish Parliament, Ms Johnstone will congratulate Musselburgh Transition Toun on establishing itself as a charitable organisation and claim local food trade and production and sustainable transport, such as cycling, will benefit public health, the local economy and the environment.