Mark McDonald

MSP, Aberdeen Donside

Aberdeen Donside Scottish National Party

Recent appearances

  • Scottish Parliament: Early Learning and Childcare 23 Mar 2017

    This Government is committed to delivering a bright future for Scotland’s children, and key to that is ensuring that all our children get the best possible start in life. That is why we have done more than any previous devolved Administration—and indeed any other Government in the United Kingdom—to expand high-quality, free early learning and childcare provision. If we are...
  • Scottish Parliament: Early Learning and Childcare 23 Mar 2017

    I thank Liz Smith for her positive approach to this issue and her welcome for the Government’s approach. We will give careful consideration to how quality will be measured, because we want to ensure that where those standards are in place we keep track of different providers’ performance in relation to them. Part of the judgment in developing the standards will be how they are...
  • Scottish Parliament: Early Learning and Childcare 23 Mar 2017

    The capital allocation this year is to allow local authorities to start the process of developing their expansion plans towards 2020. Today’s announcement provides the clarity that local authorities will want about what the model will be and about our approach to provider status, which will help them to refine the plans that they have been discussing with the Scottish Futures Trust. As...

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Scottish National Party MSP for Aberdeen Donside

Entered the Scottish Parliament on 6 May 2011 — Election

Also represented North East Scotland

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