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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

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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%.

The...

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...