Member of the Scottish Parliament for Edinburgh Pentlands
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9 Kingsknowe Park,
Edinburgh EH14 2JQ
March 29, 2019
Scotland’s latest energy statistics, published today by the Scottish Government, reveal a surge in electricity exports to the rest of the UK.
In 2018, electricity exports from Scotland almost doubled from 12,868 GWh in 2017 to 24,379 GWh in 2018.
Scotland continues to l...
March 27, 2019
New figures have revealed that 14193 of families in Edinburgh have benefitted from a Baby Box, as the Scottish Government announced a new design in time for Mother’s Day.
Across the country, over 80,000 Baby Boxes have been delivered since April 2017.
The new Baby Box...
March 26, 2019
The below column written by Gordon Macdonald MSP appeared in the Edinburgh Evening News on 26 March 2019
Gordon MacDonald: Westminster turned a deaf ear to Scotland’s voice
We are now just a matter of days away from Brexit. Businesses are teetering on a cliff...
March 20, 2019
Unemployment has fallen to a record-low in Scotland, as latest figures show Scottish economic growth outperforming the rest of the UK.
Levels of unemployment have reached a new low of 3.4% in Scotland, outperforming the rest of the UK – with UK unemployment at 3.9%.
March 15, 2019
Edinburgh Council Votes To Pay EU Nationals Application Appointment Fee
SNP Leader of Edinburgh City Council, successfully passed a motion to make application appointments for EU nationals in the Capital free.
The city’s application services will now sign up to help EU n...
March 12, 2019
New figures released by the Scottish Government estimate that businesses across The City of Edinburgh will save £4.5M thanks to an SNP policy to protect small businesses.
The Scottish Government’s decision to cap increases in poundage rates to below inflation wi...
March 11, 2019
Photo: Gordon Macdonald MSP, Joanna Cherry MP and pupils from Pentland Primary School using the Reverse Vending Machine at the Premier Broadway Convenience Store in Oxgangs
For the next three months, customers at the Premier Broadway Convenience Store in Oxgangs will be...
March 7, 2019
The Scottish Government’s Small Business Bonus Scheme provided £24M of support for businesses across Edinburgh in 2017/18 – an 38% rise on the previous year.
The Small Business Bonus Scheme, delivered by the SNP in 2008/09, supports local firms by reducing their rates l...
Opposition Parties Must Rule Out Threat to Uniform Business Rates
January 17, 2020
Currie Community High School is set to be upgraded and modernised in the First Phase of The Scottish Government’s New Learning Estate Investment Progr...
New Currie High School
September 9, 2019
C&B News Article – February 2020
January 20, 2020
Tory Erasmus “Sell-Out” To Impact 3,484 Students In Edinburgh