Mark McDonald

Former Independent MSP for Aberdeen Donside


Recent appearances

  • Scottish Parliament: Budget (Scotland) (No 5) Bill 9 Mar 2021

    Thank you, Presiding Officer. On the off chance that I lose track and forget to do this, I say that, having served under Bruce Crawford in the previous session of Parliament on the Devolution (Further Powers) Committee, on which you also served, I regard him as one of the statesmen of Scottish politics and think that he will be remembered as the best Presiding Officer that this Parliament...
  • Scottish Parliament: Budget (Scotland) (No 5) Bill 9 Mar 2021

    I am grateful to Daniel Johnson for that. I know that others share that passion and will continue to advance the issues in the next session of Parliament. I am also proud to have been able to introduce the baby box to Scotland, which is something that friends and constituents who have had babies since 2017 have been keen to tell me they have been delighted to receive. Its latest iteration,...
  • Scottish Parliament: Budget (Scotland) (No 5) Bill: Stage 1 25 Feb 2021

    I am grateful to the cabinet secretary for meeting me last week to discuss some of the budget issues. I hope that, by stage 3, she might be able to say a bit more about some of the issues that I raised with her, which I will reference in my speech today. Willie Rennie alluded to the north-east of Scotland, and it will come as no surprise to members that I intend to focus the bulk of my...

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Former Independent MSP for Aberdeen Donside

Entered the Scottish Parliament on 6 May 2011 — Election

Left the Scottish Parliament on 5 May 2021 — Dissolved for election

Party was Scottish National Party until 5 Mar 2018

Also represented North East Scotland

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