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...

October 2, 2019

SNP MSP Gordon Macdonald has urged parents in Edinburgh to “trust the facts” and make sure their child is vaccinated for flu this winter.

This week, the Scottish Government has launched its annual national flu vaccination programme – with a focus on people with health c...

September 27, 2019

The UK government has been branded “ridiculous” for refusing to allow an elite athlete from war-torn Ukraine to participate in an upcoming competition in Edinburgh. 
Danyil Boldyrev, a past world-record holder who will compete in the 2020 Olympics, expected to take p...

September 9, 2019

Currie Community High School is set to be upgraded and modernised in the First Phase of The Scottish Government’s New Learning Estate Investment Programme.

New schools will be built from Aberdeenshire to Ayrshire in the first phase of a nationwide £1 billion investment...

September 3, 2019

Edinburgh Pentlands MSP, Gordon Macdonald, has welcomed the SNP’s ambitious new plans to tackle climate change and build a fairer country, outlined today in this year’s Programme for Government. 

Setting out her plans for the year ahead, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon s...

July 30, 2019

The Scottish Welfare Fund made 10,535 payments to people in Edinburgh in the last financial year, new figures show. 

A total of 2,885 Community Care Grants and 7,650 Crisis Grants were awarded in the capital over the year.

The money helped people with essentials such as...

July 9, 2019

13.1% of the total number of children in Edinburgh could be affected by the two-child cap, according to new research – prompting more calls for the UK Government to scrap the “heartless” policy.

The “two-child policy” allows low-income families to claim child tax credit...

June 28, 2019

Local MSP, Gordon Macdonald, has heaped praise on the SNP’s announcement of a new social benefit designed to lift children across Scotland out of poverty.

By the end of 2022, eligible families across Edinburgh will now receive an extra £10 a week for every child under 1...

May 30, 2019

Performers Forced to Cancel Trips Due to Visa Controls.

The UK Government’s hostile environment is having a ‘truly devastating’ impact on the ability to attract international guests to Edinburgh’s festivals, according to an SNP MSP who will lead a debate at Holyrood tod...

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