Personal Information

  • Member for: Moray
  • Party: Scottish National Party
  • Date of Birth: 24 May 1969

Richard Lochhead MSP was elected to the Scottish Parliament in 1999 and 2003 via the North East regional list. During the second session of Parliament he stood down from his regional seat and was elected as constituency MSP for Moray in the by-election in April 2006.

Prior to becoming an MSP Mr Lochhead worked for Dundee City Council, and was also Alex Salmond's constituency office manager for four years.

Mr Lochhead lives with his wife Fiona and sons Angus and Fraser.

Personal Interests:

Richard enjoys reading and cinema. In his spare time he also enjoys football and cycling.

Trade Union Membership:

UNISON 

    Education:

    1981-1986 
    Williamson High School, Glasgow

    1987
    Glasgow Central College of Commerce - HNC Business Studies

    1994
    Graduated from Stirling University - BA(Hons) Political Studies 

    Career History:

    1998-1999 
    Development Officer Dundee City Council

    1994-1998 
    Office Manager, Constituency Office of Alex Salmond MP for Banff and Buchan

    1987-1989 
    Clerical trainee South of Scotland Electricity Board, Glasgow