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Dental Register Filling Up

SNP MSP for Edinburgh Pentlands, Gordon Macdonald, has welcomed the news that that dental registrations across the Lothians have increased in the last year, following new statistics from ISD Scotland. The number of adults registered with dentists in the Lothians is up to 667,052, climbing from 643,257 – part of a national rise from 3,880,815 in 2015/16 to 4,004,645 in 2016/17. The number of children registered across the Lothians also rose from 155,540 to 156,467 in the last year. The number of adults registered with an NHS dentist across Scotland is at 91.1%, up from 45.6% since the SNP came to power. The number of children registered has also increased from 66.6% under Labour to 94.1% unde

Scottish Government funding for the West Edinburgh Active Travel Network

WEST EDINBURGH ACTIVE TRAVEL PROJECT SHARES IN £22 MILLION FUND SNP MSP for Edinburgh Pentlands, Gordon MacDonald, has welcomed news that Edinburgh is set to be boosted by Scottish Government funding for the West Edinburgh Active Travel Network to support walking, running and cycling. The funding is part of a £22.5 million grant for five projects across the country from Transport Scotland, being delivered through Sustrans Scotland – and it represents a massive boost to Edinburgh as the Scottish Government seeks to increase the number of people engaged in active travel through the Active Nation initiative. The project proposes to transform the west of Edinburgh into a Dutch-inspired cycle and

Bus Consultations

SNP MSP Gordon Macdonald is encouraging bus users across Edinburgh Pentlands to get involved in two new public consultations that will help shape the future of bus services and smart ticketing in Scotland. Transport Scotland will conduct a number of events and stakeholder workshops to encourage participation in these consultations before they close on 5th December. Commenting, SNP MSP Gordon Macdonald said, “Millions of people across Scotland use buses every day. “Transport Scotland’s two new consultations offer the public and stakeholders in Edinburgh an important opportunity to have their say on how best to improve Scotland’s bus services. “In order to develop an effective, joined up, Scot

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