Rona Mackay

Rona Mackay is a Scottish National Party (SNP) politician who has been the Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) for Strathkelvin and Bearsden since the Scottish Parliamentary elections in May 2016.

Rona Mackay

Member of the Scottish Parliament
for Strathkelvin and Bearsden
Assumed office
6 May 2016
Preceded byFiona McLeod
Personal details
Political partyScottish National Party


She has worked as a journalist and author.[1]

Political career

She worked as a Parliamentary assistant to Gil Paterson, the SNP MSP for Milngavie and Clydebank.[1] Mackay was announced as a SNP candidate for the Strathkelvin and Bearsden seat in August 2015.[1]

On 6 May 2016 Mackay was elected with a majority of 8,100 votes.[2] Mackay was selected for the Scottish Parliament's justice committee and elected its deputy convener in June.[3] She is also a member of the public petitions committee.[4]


  1. "SNP announces its candidate for Holyrood election". Kirkintilloch Herald. 24 August 2015. Retrieved 22 November 2016.
  2. Gallagher, Liz (6 May 2016). "SNP's Rona Mackay romps home to victory". Kirkintilloch Herald. Retrieved 24 November 2016.
  3. "Strathkelvin MSP has leading role in justice committee". 30 June 2016. Retrieved 21 November 2016.
  4. "Rona Mackay". Scottish Parliament. Retrieved 21 November 2016.