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:



    Williamson High School, Glasgow

    Glasgow Central College of Commerce - HNC Business Studies

    Graduated from Stirling University - BA(Hons) Political Studies 

    Career History:

    Development Officer Dundee City Council

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

    Clerical trainee South of Scotland Electricity Board, Glasgow