Personal Information

  • Member for: Glasgow Shettleston
  • Party: Scottish National Party
  • Date of Birth: 15 May 1957

Thank you for visiting my page on the Scottish Parliament website. Here you can keep up to date with my activities in the Scottish Parliament where I speak up for the people of Glasgow Shettleston.

For more details concerning my constituency activities and thoughts on day-to-day politics, please visit my website

Personal Interests: 

Walking, camping, cinema, reading and Church.

Religious Affiliation:


Professional Memberships:



    Hutcheson’s Grammar School – 1967-1974

    The University of Glasgow – 1974-1977 (B.Acc) 

    Career History:

    Deloitte Haskins & Sells, CA - 1977-1981

    Operation Mobilisation – 1981-1983

    United Mission to Nepal – 1984-1987

    John M. Taylor, CA – 1987-1989

    Scotcare Group Limited – 1989-1997

    GAP/Link Housing Association – 1997-2001

    Glasgow City Council, Elected Member – 1998-2008

    Member of the Westminster Parliament for Glasgow East – 2008-2010 

Further information

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