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Call for disused MOD housing to be used for refugees in Edinburgh

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SNP MSP for Edinburgh Pentlands, Gordon MacDonald, has urged the UK Government to use the 160 unused homes, formerly used as accommodation for Ministry of Defence staff, to house refugees fleeing from Afghanistan.The City...

Welcome support for B&B trade

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The Scottish Government support announced for B&Bs has been given a warm welcome by SNP MSP Gordon MacDonald.The lockdown grant funding amounts to £2,000 for every four weeks in lockdown as long as...

Government supporting veterans with travel discount

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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...

Concern about UK companies encouraging return to work in Scotland

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EDINBURGH FIRMS URGED NOT TO BRING BACK WORKERS EARLY TOSAVE LIVESBusinesses in Scotland are asked not to call staff back to work early while the coronavirus lockdown remains in place.Gordon MacDonald, MSP for Edinburgh...

Scottish Government announces six month ban on evictions

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The Scottish Government announcement that private and social tenants in Scotland are to be given increased protection from eviction during the coronavirus pandemic has been welcomed by SNP MSP Gordon MacDonald.Emergency...

More Edinburgh school leavers reach positive destinations

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RECORD PROPORTION OF YOUNG SCOTS IN STUDY, WORK OR TRAINING AFTER SCHOOLSNP MSP Gordon Macdonald welcomes new figures showing more Edinburgh school leavers are in study, work or training than a decade ago. Across Scotland,...

MSP encourages parents to get their children a flu vaccination this winter

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SNP MSP Gordon Macdonald has urged parents in Edinburgh to “trust the facts” and make sure their child is vaccinated for flu this winter.This week, The Scottish Government has launched its annual national flu...

Local MSP welcomes promise of a new school in Currie

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The local MSP Gordon Macdonald has welcomed news that Currie Community High School is set to be upgraded and modernised in the First Phase of The Scottish Government’s New Learning Estate Investment Programme.This is...

Edinburgh MSP publishes August newsletter

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Gordon Macdonald MSP represents the Edinburgh Pentlands constituency.He publishes a regular newsletter which you can read below:

New Airbnb powers welcomed

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Now Edinburgh residents urged to have their say.  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 ...

MSP demands action on bank closures in Edinburgh

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Gordon Macdonald, MSP for Edinburgh Pentlands, 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...

96% of new parents benefit from the baby box

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96% OF NEW PARENTS BENEFITTING FROM BABY BOXES New figures reveal that 14,193 of families in Edinburgh have benefitted from a Baby Box, as the Scottish Government announced a new designjust before Mother’s Day. Across the...

MSP joins in litter pick in the Pentlands

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ONE DAY, ONE PLANET, ONE GOAL As part of World Cleanup Day, Gordon Macdonald MSP took part in a litter pick organised by Friends of the Pentlands on Saturday 15 September.The litter pick events are...

Macdonald wants Child Tax credits reassessed

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FAMILIES LEFT STRUGGLING AS TAX CREDITS CENTRED ON ENGLISH TERM TIMES The SNP’s Gordon Macdonald has written to the UK Government calling for reassessments of Child Tax Credits in Scotland to correspond with Scottish school...

MSP celebrates Play Day at Clovenstone

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To celebrate National Play Day, Edinburgh Pentlands MSP, Gordon Macdonald, joined locals at Clovenstone Community Centre, to mark the importance of children’s right to play, with everything from 'loose parts play' and street arts to water play...

Gordon is apprentice for the day

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IT apprentices in Edinburgh shared their knowledge of the profession with local MSP, Gordon Macdonald, as part of a national initiative, to help promote the benefits of work-based learning. The Edinburgh Pentlands MSP spent time at...

MSP says hundreds of jobs lost at Redford Barracks

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MoD CUTS OVER 500 JOBS IN EDINBURGH OVER 6 YEARS REDFORD BARRACKS CLOSURE THREAT SIGNALS MORE PAIN FOR SCOTTISH COMMUNITIES The Ministry of Defence has cut 580 military and civilian jobs in Edinburgh since 2012, with communities in...

Pupils lead the way in keeping Edinburgh clean

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MSP Gordon Macdonald, joined staff and pupils at Balerno High School to praise the leading role they are playing in keeping their community litter-free.Students taking part in Balerno High School’s “Eco Project”  go out in classes...

Gordon urges you to “Kiss goodbye to MS”

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Gordon Macdonald MSP joined MS Society Scotland in their campaign to “Kiss Goodbye to MS”. The campaign is encouraging people to give up their guilty pleasure this May to raise money for research into...

Gordon tries his first Magic Breakfast

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Gordon Macdonald MSP is someone who likes a good breakfast, so when he was invited to a Magic Breakfast in his constituency it was easy for him to say yes.He had a delicious 'magic'...

MSP calls for engagement with plan for Westside Plaza

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Gordon Macdonald, MSP for Edinburgh Pentlands, is asking local residents to offer their views on the current civic square, located at the front of Westside Plaza, as part of Wester Hailes Community Trust’s Making...

Gordon wants to Keep it Local

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Gordon Macdonald MSP,Convener of the Scottish Parliament’s Cross Party Group on Independent Convenience Stores, is encouraging Edinburgh residents to shop locally and support the 18,710 small businesses in the local economy.The Scottish Government is...

Gordon Macdonald’s newsletter is out now

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Although recent reports about MSP Gordon Macdonald have told us that he has had a short bout of ill health, he (or his very able staff) has had time to produce a newsletter with...

Gordon holds a Blooming Great Tea Party

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Edinburgh Pentlands MSP Gordon MacDonald hosted a tea party for Marie Curie at his constituency office yesterday.The "Blooming Great Tea Party" is a fundraising initiative being held across the country. Supporters are invited to...

Edinburgh MSP says Malleny 3G pitches will have to be locked

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Gordon MacDonald MSP has written for us about the difficulties facing the new sports pitches recently unveiled in Balerno. A lot of hard work went into providing these pitches for the area, and it...

Gordon Macdonald MSP has news

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Gordon Macdonald is the MSP for Edinburgh Pentlands and he regularly publishes his own newsletter. This is his latest. 

Gordon’s newsletter is on the way!

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 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...

Oxgangs Neighbourhood Centre congratulated at Holyrood

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Gordon MacDonald SNP MSP for Pentlands has lodged a motion at Holyrood to note the funding which Oxgangs is to receive from the STV Appeal.S4M-08711 Gordon MacDonald: Oxgangs Neighbourhood Centre Funding Award—That the Parliament...

Scottish Independence Referendum – Why Gordon MacDonald MSP thinks you should vote yes

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by Gordon MacDonald MSP for the constituency of Edinburgh PentlandsFor the last 38 years I have campaigned for Scottish independence the length and breadth of Scotland along with a steadily growing number of like-minded souls....

Illegal dumping catches attention of local MSP

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Gordon Macdonald MSP recently visited the site of illegal dumping on the outskirts of Hermiston village. Strewn around the field adjacent to the road was an assortment of garden rubbish, an old suite and...

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