Lewis Macdonald

MSP, North East Scotland

North East Scotland Labour

Recent appearances

  • Scottish Parliament: Glasgow (Music Tourism) 20 Jun 2018

    I will resist that temptation, Presiding Officer. I, too, congratulate Adam Tomkins on securing this debate at what is a critically important time for music venues in Glasgow and across the country. As we have heard, the headline story is the devastation of the O2 ABC in the same conflagration last weekend that hit the Glasgow School of Art. However, the bigger picture is the loss of venue...
  • Scottish Parliament: Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route (Safety) 7 Jun 2018

    The First Minister will be aware of the publication of internal safety reports from the Aberdeen western peripheral route that suggest that incidents on the project have been chronically underreported. What does she make of Transport Scotland’s figure of 23 accidents in a single year, when we now know that in that year there were 27 cases of overturned vehicles, 39 cases of machinery...
  • Scottish Parliament: Onshore Wind Energy (Community Benefit) 7 Jun 2018

    I thank Richard Lochhead for raising the debate on an issue that was topical when I was the minister responsible for consenting wind farms some 15 years ago and is still topical today. As Neil Findlay said, the most direct community benefit, now as then, comes from community ownership, and Udny in Aberdeenshire provides a very good example. Udny Community Trust Company owns the local wind...

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Labour MSP for North East Scotland

Entered the Scottish Parliament on 6 May 1999 — Election

Also represented Aberdeen Central

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