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January 27, 2020

A new report has warned that Brexit will hit the most vulnerable people in Edinburgh – highlighting negative consequences such as the loss of legal rights, employment protections and healthcare rights.

The report, commissioned by the Scottish Government, identified 137...

January 27, 2020

SNP MSP Gordon MacDonald has backed proposals for a new Scottish Visa to address the skills gaps in Edinburgh, set to be made worse by Brexit.

Under plans announced by the First Minister, migrants who want to live in Scotland could choose to apply for a Scottish Visa -...

January 22, 2020

SNP MSP Gordon MacDonald raised concerns, in The Scottish Parliament, over the threat that Brexit poses to the future of the Edinburgh Festivals.

The Edinburgh Pentlands MSP asked The Scottish Government “what impact the Tory government’s plans to impose further restric...

January 20, 2020

[The below article was submitted for publication as Gordon Macdonald's monthly column in the C&B News. The printed version may differ due to C&B News editorial considerations.]

C&B News Article – February 2020

We weren’t even one week back in The Scottish Parliament,...

January 17, 2020

Edinburgh Pentlands MSP, Gordon MacDonald, has challenged all Tory, Labour, Liberal Democrat and Green Edinburgh MSPs to oppose proposals that introduce risks and uncertainties for businesses - after 27 business organisations signed a letter raising concerns over an op...

January 17, 2020

SNP MSP Gordon MacDonald has warned that thousands of university students in Edinburgh could lose out on the opportunity to study abroad – after the UK Tory government pulled support for the Erasmus last week.

New figures from the Scottish Parliament’s Information Centr...

January 15, 2020

Gordon Macdonald MSP joined campaigners to call for support to ensure every person with arthritis who can work has the support they need.

The Edinburgh Pentlands MSP met with people living with arthritis at the Scottish Parliament last week and heard first-hand about th...

January 8, 2020

Gordon Macdonald MSP has backed an announcement from the Scottish Government that local councils will be given new powers to licence and limit the number of short-term lets, such as AirBNB.  

The number of short-term lets in Scotland has risen dramatically in recent yea...

November 4, 2019

Gordon Macdonald, MSP for Edinburgh Pentlands, welcomes the decision to donate used computer equipment from the Scottish Government to schools, communities, and education projects in sub-Saharan Africa.

The Scottish Government replace IT equipment every four to five yea...

October 25, 2019

Gordon Macdonald MSP has welcomed news that care experienced young people in Edinburgh will benefit from over £1 million of funding. 

The Scottish Government announced today (Friday) that the Care Experienced Children and Young People fund would increase from £8 million...