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Gordon highlights Balerno Fairtrade

Local MSP Gordon Macdonald has raised the following motion in parliament welcoming the ongoing recognition of Balerno as a Fair trade Village by the Fairtrade Foundation. In addition he has raised the concerns that many have of the potential impact of Brexit on subsistence farmers who depend on trade with the UK. Motion S5M-00815: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party. ?xml version="1.0" ? That the Parliament welcomes the recognition by the Fairtrade Foundation that Balerno is a Fair Trade Village; acknowledges that the principles of fair trade encourage world citizenship but is concerned that the Brexit decision could have a huge detrimental impact on the lives of t

Gordon MacDonald MSP gets First Class experience as he turns postie for the day

Edinburgh Pentlands MSP Gordon MacDonald experienced what is involved in delivering the post when he joined local postie, Graham Malcolm, on his delivery round. Gordon MacDonald MSP is one of a number of Scottish politicians being invited to go out with postmen and women across the country to see the lengths Royal Mail goes to, to deliver the post. The purpose of the visits is to give MSPs a unique insight into the challenges of delivering mail to every house and business in their constituency, six days a week. Richard McLuckie, Royal Mail Edinburgh South West Delivery Office Manager, who briefed Mr MacDonald before he set off on his walk said: “We’re delighted that Gordon MacDonald MSP is t

MSP BACKS NEW ORGAN DONOR REGISTER CAMPAIGN, ‘WE NEED EVERYBODY’

SNP MSP Gordon Macdonald has called on constituents living in Edinburgh Pentlands to join the NHS Organ Donor Register following the launch of a new TV publicity campaign by NHS Scotland. The ‘We Need Everybody’ campaign is seeking to highlight that anyone can be an organ donor, and that by having more people on the Register, more lives can be saved across the country. Currently less than one percent of deaths in Scotland occur when the person is able to donate their organs, which is why it is vital that more people sign up to the NHS register. MSP for Edinburgh Pentlands, Gordon Macdonald, commented: “This is an important campaign – one which will help save lives in the Edinburgh area and a

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