Gordon Leads Debate On Important Role Of The National Robotarium
Gordon Macdonald MSP for Edinburgh Pentlands led a members debate in Parliament this week (Wednesday 18 January 2023) highlighting the benefits of robotics, AI and autonomous systems and the important work being developed at the National Robotarium located at Heriot Watt University campus in partnership with the University of Edinburgh. The motion for debate focused on the National Robotarium’s unrivalled technology and facilities which is central to the development and testi
Around 27,500 Households Across Edinburgh Set To Receive New Winter Heating Payment
SNP MSP Gordon Macdonald has welcomed the announcement of a new Winter Heating Payment from the Scottish Government. Around 27,500 households across the city are set to receive the new payment which replaces the old Cold Weather Payment from the UK government which relied on the temperature dropping to a certain level before payments were triggered. The Scottish Government’s Winter Heating Payment will pay a flat-rate of £50 in February, no matter the temperature, to people o
MSP's Calls For MoD Homes To Be Used For Homeless Finally Answered
After years of calls from SNP MSP for Edinburgh Pentlands, Gordon MacDonald, the empty Ministry of Defence homes in Edinburgh are set to be utilised to help tackle the housing shortage. The local MSP has been calling for the housing to be used for several years, he has previously raised the issue in the Scottish Parliament and has written to numerous UK government Defence secretaries requesting the empty MoD homes in Edinburgh be used to help homeless people across the city.