MSP says Bank closures may exclude disabled

A question asked this week by Gordon Macdonald MSP,  into banking provision by RBS has revealed that the Scottish Government believes the proposals to have “serious implications for disabled people”. Angela Constance the Cabinet Secretary for Communities, Social Security and Equalities confirmed that she has raised the matter with the Equalities More...

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By SM On Saturday, May 19th, 2018

MSP in fresh call to keep Redford Barracks

Local MSP Gordon MacDonald has called on Tory Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson to reverse his predecessor’s proposals to close Redford Cavalry and Infantry Barracks by 2022. Former Tory Defence Secretary Michael More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Friday, May 11th, 2018

Government appoint expert panel to fight throwaway society

The Scottish Government has appointed an expert panel made up from representatives of the retail, waste and chemical industries as well as the public sector and academia to join them in fighting against plastic More...

By SM On Wednesday, May 9th, 2018

Gordon urges you to “Kiss goodbye to MS”

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 MS – More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018

MSP calls for engagement with plan for Westside Plaza

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 More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, May 1st, 2018

Minimum unit pricing for alcohol begins today

The minimum unit price for alcohol of 50pence is introduced in Scotland from today. The Scottish Government has suggested that alcohol related deaths will be cut by 392 and hospital admissions by 8,254 over the More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Friday, April 27th, 2018

Local MSP pays a visit to Leith Academy

Conservative MSP Miles Briggs today visited Leith Academy to talk with their S3 modern studies class. The visit was organised so that the pupils could ask Miles about his role as an MSP, and he was happy to oblige More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, April 26th, 2018

Ruth Davidson announces she is pregnant with first baby

Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson has announced that she is pregnant with her first child with partner Jen Wilson. The baby is due in autumn and she expects to be back at work at Holyrood in early spring More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, April 25th, 2018

Justice Secretary announces Cash back for communities funding for Whale Arts

OVER £40K TO EDINBURGH ORGANISATIONS FROM CASH BACK FOR COMMUNITIES The Justice Secretary Michael Matheson accompanied by MSP for Edinburgh Pentlands, Gordon Macdonald visited Whale Arts today to announce funding More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, April 17th, 2018

Justice Committee visit Pilton

The Scottish Parliament’s Justice Committee which is made up of MSPs from all parties visited Circle Scotland in Pilton today. Circle works with deprived communities across central Scotland trying to improve More...