Personal Information

  • Member for: Stirling
  • Party: Scottish National Party
  • Date of Birth: 16 February 1955

Bruce Crawford has been an SNP MSP since 1999, the inception of the first Scottish Parliament in 300 years. Bruce is currently the MSP for Stirling. He has served as a Minister and Cabinet Secretary in the Scottish Government and as a Convener of Scottish Parliamentary Committee’s.

Before being elected as an MSP, Bruce was lucky to have had a varied career from being a Civil Servant in The Scottish Office to being the leader of Perth and Kinross Council. Bruce has also served on a number of Boards.

Personal Interests:

I am married with three sons and find my escape from the world of politics in sport. I am a keen football supporter of both Scotland and Dunfermline Athletic FC and a keen cyclist.

I enjoy reading novels and listening to music to allow me to switch off from everyday life.

    Education:

    Kinross & Perth High School 

    Career History:

    1974 - 1999 Civil Servant in Scottish Office.

    1988 - 2001 Councillor Perth and Kinross.
    1996 - 1999 Leader of Perth and Kinross Council.

    1996 - 1999 Chairman of Perth and Kinross Recreational Trust.

    1996 - 1999 Member of Perthshire Tourist Board.

    1996 - 1999 Member of Perth College Board.

    1996 - 1999 Member of Scottish Enterprise Tayside. 

    1999 - 2007 MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife Region.
    2007 - MSP for Stirling.
     

    1999 - 2002 Chief Whip SNP Group Scottish Parliament.

    2002 - 2004 SNP Shadow Environment Minister.

    2004 - 2007 SNP Business Convener.

    2007 - 2011 Minister for Parliamentary Business.

    2011 - 2012 Cabinet Secretary for Government Strategy and Parliamentary Business. 

    2013 - 2014 Convener Referendum (Scotland Bill) Committee.

    2014 - 2016 Convener of Devolution (Further Powers) Committee.

    2016 - Convener of SNP Group in Scottish Parliament.

    2016 - Member European and External Relations Committee.

    2016 - Member of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Branch Executive