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April 30, 2019

Edinburgh Pentlands MSP, Gordon Macdonald, has given his backing to an announcement from the First Minister that councils will be handed powers to regulate and control  short term holiday lets. 

The move follows concerns that the number of short term accommodation...

April 25, 2019

The number of emergency parcels handed out by food banks in Scotland rose by nearly a quarter over the last year, according to the UK’s largest food bank provider. 

The Trussell Trust said its food banks provided more than 210,000 packages to people in crisis in 2018-19...

April 24, 2019

SNP MSP, Gordon Macdonald, has called for re-assurances that local bank branches will remain open in Edinburgh, after concerns over the number of banks and building societies which have closed across the country were raised.

A Which? study revealed that 52 banks and bui...

April 23, 2019

SNP MSP, Gordon Macdonald, has called on Labour MSPs to get behind the full devolution of rail services to Scotland, after a former Labour transport minister urged that the Scottish Parliament be given full responsibility over Network Rail.

Tom Harris, a senior adviser...

April 23, 2019

Local MSP, Gordon Macdonald, has said that “Scotland remains open and welcoming” following an announcement from the SNP Government that free tuition for EU students will be extended beyond 2021 despite ongoing Brexit uncertainty. 

EU citizens who study a Further or High...

April 5, 2019

SNP MSP, Gordon Macdonald, has made an impassioned plea to EU citizens living in Edinburgh to stay in Scotland amid ongoing Brexit uncertainty. 

This week First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, made a commitment to EU citizens that Scotland remains their home - promising to c...

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