Personal Information

  • Member for: Renfrewshire North and West
  • Party: Scottish National Party
  • Date of Birth:

Mr Mackay has been the Member of the Scottish Parliament for Renfrewshire North & West since 2011.


He was appointed as Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Constitution in May 2016 having previously served as Minister for Transport and Islands and Minister for Local Government and Planning.


Mr Mackay is currently SNP Business Convener (Chairman of the Party), responsible for chairing Conference, the National Executive and the management and administration of the party.


Elected to Renfrewshire Council in 1999 at the age of 21, he was the youngest male councillor in Scotland at the time. He won three successive ward elections to become Leader of Renfrewshire Council in May 2007, taking the SNP from opposition to lead the administration for the first time. He became a national figure in local government leading the SNP group at COSLA (Convention of Scottish Local Authorities) 2009-2011.


Personal Interests:

Reading, running, going to the gym
Paisley Fairtrade Partnership

Professional Memberships:
Amnesty International 


    Kirklandneuk Primary School
    Renfrew High School

    Career History:

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