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May 19, 2020

An SNP MSP has encouraged businesses in Scotland not to call staff back to work early while the coronavirus lockdown remains in place.

Gordon MacDonald, MSP for Edinburgh Pentlands, raised concerns that some organisations which operate in Scotland are now encouraging em...

May 13, 2020

SNP MSP Gordon MacDonald has welcomed an initial £4.056 million funding to help the social care sector in Edinburgh deal with the financial implications of coronavirus.

The funding was confirmed by the Scottish Government as part of a £50 million package for the sector...

May 7, 2020

Gordon MacDonald, MSP for Edinburgh Pentlands, has called on the support of the local community to crackdown on illegal fly tipping in the area during lockdown.

Councils across Scotland have temporarily closed waste and recycling centres to help them prioritise the coll...

May 6, 2020

Around 4,735 carers in Edinburgh are due to benefit from a one-off payment during the coronavirus pandemic. 

The Scottish Government has revealed plans to invest £19.2million to provide further support to Scottish carers during the Covid-19 crisis. 

If approved by parlia...

April 30, 2020

SNP MSP Gordon MacDonald has welcomed new figures showing that 3,784 businesses in the capital have received Scottish Government grants to support firms through the coronavirus crisis.

A total of £49.45 million has been awarded in Edinburgh through a Scottish Government...

April 23, 2020

SNP MSP for Edinburgh Pentlands, Gordon MacDonald, has said that the public must prepare for restrictions on normal life to continue for some time.

The comments come as the Scottish Government published a new document outlining how decisions will be taken to control cor...

April 22, 2020

MSP for Edinburgh Pentlands, Gordon MacDonald has encouraged people in the capital to be aware of scams and fake news following an increase in reports across Scotland about scam emails, text messages, and doorstep callers.  

Across the...