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Government supporting veterans with travel discount

A new rail card that will allow Scottish veterans to claim a 34% discount on travel has been introduced by The Scottish Government.The veterans rail card is available for purchase from today, initially priced...

Funding boost for Edinburgh schools welcomed

SNP GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCE £5 MILLION PACKAGE TO IMPROVE ATTAINMENTPupils living in Edinburgh's most deprived communities will benefit from targeted funding from the Attainment ScotlandFund to help close the poverty-related attainment gap says their local MSP.The...

MSP welcomes plans tackling climate change and building a fairer country

NATIONAL PLANS TO TACKLE CLIMATE CHANGE AND BUILD FAIRER COUNTRYPROGRAMME FOR GOVERNMENT IN STARK CONTRAST WITH WESTMINSTER SHUTDOWNEdinburgh Pentlands MSP, Gordon Macdonald, has welcomed the SNP’s ambitious new plans totackle climate change and build...

Edinburgh MSP hands out prizes for his Christmas card competition

Primary schools in the Edinburgh Pentlands constituency took part in the annual Christmas Card competition for Gordon Macdonald MSP. Last week, the winner, Cailyn Angus (P5 from Longstone Primary School) and the runners up...

Gordon’s newsletter is on the way!

 Gordon Macdonald MSP is ready to start delivering his new annual newsletter to constituents throughout Edinburgh Pentlands. This will be his fourth newsletter to residents since his election in 2011.Gordon, taking time out before...

David McLetchie dies aged 61

The news has just been released that David McLetchie MSP died earlier today of cancer at the age of 61.David McLetchie studied law at University of Edinburgh. qualified as a solicitor in 1976 and...

Edinburgh MSP backs tax justice

Gordon MacDonald MSP got on board with the campaign for tax justice when a double-decker bus on a mission pulled up outside the Scottish Parliament earlier this week.Christian Aid and Church Action on Poverty’s...

Edinburgh Pentlands MSP Wears it Pink!

Gordon Macdonald, MSP for Edinburgh Pentlands, is backing the fight against breast cancer by taking part in Breast Cancer Campaign’s award winning fundraiser, wear it pink day – and wants his constituents to join him. Now in...

MSP presents IT and Sports Equipment to schools

SCHOOLS HELP TESCO CELEBRATE 21 YEARS OF GIVINGLocal Pentlands MSP Gordon Macdonald took part in the presentation of IT and sports equipment to local schools in his constituency earlier this week. The event took...

Local MSP encourages use of free financial advice

Gordon Macdonald, MSP for Edinburgh Pentlands, today called on local residents to have a free financial health check from the Money Advice Service.The Money Advice Service is a free, independent service, established by government...

Scottish FA Community Awards – nominations open now!

NOMINATE YOUR LOCAL FOOTBALL HERO, SAYS PENTLANDS MSP  Edinburgh Pentlands MSP, Gordon Macdonald is encouraging people to nominate their local football hero for the Scottish FA Community Awards. The Community Awards aim to recognise and reward...

Scottish Parliamentary Election 2011 Result – Edinburgh Pentlands

David McLetchie CONS Ricky Henderson LABGordon MacDonald SNPSimon Clark LIBDEM Result: Gordon MacDonald wins with 11,197 votesDavid McLetchie 9,439Ricky Henderson 7,993Simon Clark 1,420Turnout of 57.3%David McLetchie held the seat in 2007 for the Conservatives by a...


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