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June 25, 2020


Gordon Macdonald MSP for Edinburgh Pentlands has welcomed new figures showing spending on education in Edinburgh rose by £41.6 million last year.

The figures show councils spent £547 million more on education in 2019-20 than the previous year - a real terms spending in...

June 24, 2020

Commenting on today’s announcement from the Scottish Government that schools will return full-time in August, without distancing, if Scotland continues to make progress on suppressing the coronavirus – Gordon MacDonald MSP for Gordon MacDonald said:

“Thanks to the unite...

June 11, 2020

SNP MSPs on Holyrood’s Economy Committee have today branded the UK Government’s treatment of the committee “disgraceful”, after the UK Government refused to provide information to the committee that they later released to the media.

In a letter on the 26th May 2020, The...

June 11, 2020

SNP MSP Gordon MacDonald has welcomed the Scottish Government's announcement of extra financial help for students facing financial hardship over the summer months.

The Scottish Government has brought forward early access to £11.4 million of discretionary funds - which w...

June 11, 2020

Gordon MacDonald, MSP for Edinburgh Pentlands, has welcome the news that tourism and hospitality businesses in the capital may be able to reopen on July 15 2020. The announcement was made by the Rural Economy and Tourism Secretary, Fergus Ewing, in The Scottish Parliam...

June 10, 2020

MSP for Edinburgh Pentlands, Gordon Macdonald, has said pupils living in Edinburgh's most deprived communities will benefit from targeted funding from the Attainment Scotland Fund to help close the poverty-related attainment gap. 

City of Edinburgh Council will receive...