Welcome to my website, where you should find everything you need to know about my work as a Member of the Scottish Parliament for Angus South constituency


I was born in Aberdeen in 1962 and grew up in Aberdeenshire. I have lived in Carnoustie since 1998 and was elected MSP for Angus South constituency in May 2011.

As MSP for Angus South constituency I intend to be accessible and hard working on behalf of constituents. I play an active part in the important work of the Scottish Parliament, and I speak up for and advance the interests of all the people of the constituency.

We all know that Angus is a fantastic place with much to offer, and I will always strive to see our achievements better recognised and our potential fully realised.


I try to be an open and accessible MSP - it is important to offer people the opportunity to speak to their elected representatives as much as possible.

I hold regular surgeries across Angus South constituency to give constituents the opportunity to meet me to discuss any issues or concerns you may have.

You can click on the Surgeries link at the top of the page to see where I will be and when.

How I Can Help

If you have any issues with the NHS or health and social care, you can contact me or my staff for some assistance or advice.
Education is a priority in Scotland, and I am keen to assist anyone who needs help in this area.
I often deal with issues issues pertaining to the environment, including climate change, agriculture, forestry and fisheries.
Law and order is devolved to the Scottish Parliament. If you have any concerns about local policing that you'd like to discuss, please do get in touch.
Some forms of taxation are devolved, but most financial issues are reserved to Westminster.
Other key areas where I may be able to assist include Housing, Transport, Land Use Planning and Rural Affairs.