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  • Member for: South Scotland
  • Party: Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date of Birth: 26 April 1964

Brian was born in 1964 and grew up in the Scottish town of Troon. He was educated at Marr College, Glasgow University and Kilmarnock College.

Brian is a former athlete who represented Great Britain 45 times over a 10 year period including at all major championships from 3 Commonwealth Games to Olympic Games. He won the gold medal in the 4 x 400 metres relay at both the 1986 European Athletics Championships and 1994 European Athletics Championships. He also competed at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul. He is famed for running the third leg of the 1986 European Championships final with one shoe! He continues to be involved in sport by being a senior level 4 track and field coach since 2000.

Brian started his career as an industrial chemist. He is currently the CEO of Demon Sport and Director of Uniquedoc Ltd.

His hobbies include coaching, playing guitar and having a single figure golf handicap.

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