Angus MacDonald (politician)

Angus MacDonald JP DL (born 11 Ocbober 1963) is a Scottish SNP politician, MSP for Falkirk East since 2011.

Angus MacDonald

Member of the Scottish Parliament
for Falkirk East
Assumed office
5 May 2011
Preceded byCathy Peattie
Majority3,535 (12.6%)
Personal details
BornStornoway, Scotland
Political partyScottish National Party

Early life

MacDonald was born on 11 Ocbober 1963 in Stornoway.[1][2] He was educated at Grangemouth High School, Keil School, the College of Estate Management and the Centre for Industrial Studies. He was a member of Falkirk District Council 1992–1996[1] and was also a Justice of the Peace during the same period.

Political career

He was elected a Scottish National Party Councillor to Falkirk Council for the Inchyra Ward in a by-election on 16 December 2004, with 56% of the vote.[1] he served on various committees in his role as a councillor include Economic Strategy & Development, Education, Housing & Social Care, Investment, Planning, Grangemouth Common Good Fund and Grangemouth Area Forum until standing down to concentrate on his position as Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) for Falkirk East. He was re-elected to Falkirk Council at the local elections held on 3 May 2007, which was run using the single transferable vote system for the first time in Scotland, gaining the most first preference votes of any Grangemouth candidate. He stood down from Falkirk Council on 2 May 2012 to concentrate on his work in the Scottish Parliament.

In 2011 He was elected to serve the Falkirk East constituency, gaining over 50% of the vote, ousting Labour's Cathy Peattie who had been the MSP since 1999. During the fourth Parliament he was a Member of the Economy, Energy & Tourism Committee, the Public Petitions Committee, the Scottish Commission for Public Audit and the Cross Party Group on Gaelic.[3]

He was re-elected in 2016.

Other activities

He has served as a Governor of the Stirlingshire Educational Trust and Convener of An Comunn Gaidhealach (Falkirk Branch). In addition he was Chairman of the Mod 2008 Falkirk organising committee, co-ordinating plans for the Royal National Mòd which was held in Falkirk district in October 2008.[4]


  1. "SNP romp home in by-election". Falkirk Herald. 23 December 2004. Archived from the original on 17 May 2017. Retrieved 18 April 2017.
  2. ‘MacDONALD, Angus’, Who's Who 2014, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 2014; online edn, Oxford University Press, Dec 2013 ; online edn, Dec 2013 accessed 13 Jan 2014
  3. "Previous MSPs: Session 3 (2011-2016):Angus MacDonald". Scottish Parliament. Retrieved 18 April 2017.
  4. "So far so good for Mod". Falkirk Herald. 14 October 2008. Archived from the original on 17 May 2017. Retrieved 18 April 2017.