First Minister Nicola Sturgeon visited the WHALE Arts Centre 21 April 2017 to launch the SNP Council Election Manifesto, discuss ongoing local projects, and meet with artists and crafters.
The First Minister, joined by local MP Joanna Cherry and local MSP Gordon Macdonald, was given a tour of the WHALE Arts Centre, inducing the WHALE Community garden. The First Minster also met staff from SCOREscotland, Dads Rock, and the Digital Sentinel.
WHALE Arts Director Allan Farmer commented:
The visit of First Minister Nicola Sturgeon focused some very welcome attention on the creativity, talent and spirit of the Wester Hailes community.
The real stars of the visit – and every day at WHALE – were the local people, staff and partners who help to make ‘the WHALE’ such a vital and vibrant community asset.