HOLYROOD: THE HEART OF SCOTLAND'S DEMOCRACY

Angus MacDonald MSP, the voice of Falkirk East in Edinburgh

Profile Pic - Angus MacDonald MSP with Parliament and Queensberry House in the background from Dynamic Earth SMALLEST

In this photograph, Holyrood politician Angus MacDonald is pictured in front of the Scottish Parliament's chamber building to the right, MSP offices to the left and historic Queensberry House section - where the Presiding Officer is based - in the centre. In the background can be seen the iconic palladian monument on Calton Hill - the "Athens of the North".

Elected to serve the people of Falkirk East at the Scottish Parliamentary elections in May 2011, Mr. MacDonald has lived in the Falkirk area for most of his life.

Born in Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis and educated at Keil School, Dumbarton, Angus's family moved to Grangemouth when he was at high school.

La Porte Precinct Grangemouth

Mr. MacDonald then followed a career in the agricultural sector, working in the family businesses which included farming, livestock auctioneering and wholesale meat supplies.

With a lifelong interest in community welfare and development, Angus' political career began in earnest when he was elected to the former Falkirk District Council in 1992 - the old Grangemouth offices of which are pictured below.

Grangemouth old municipal building - Copy

In 2004, Angus MacDonald was returned to the reorganised Falkirk Council at the Inchyra by-election, securing 56% of the vote and a 22% swing to the SNP from Labour.

Falkirk Council Municipal Offices - Copy

The Holyrood elections of 2011 saw Mr. MacDonald win the Falkirk East seat with a majority of 3535 and a 13.4% swing from Labour to the SNP.

His constituency extends from Wester Whin and the Falkirk Braes in the south to Airth and South Alloa in the north; and from Stenhousemuir, Carronshore and Jawhills in the west to Bo'ness and Blackness in the east.

Angus MacDonald MSP debating in the Scottish Parliament Chamber - Copy

Married to Linda, Angus relishes what he sees as the great privilege representing and serving his constituents in the Holyrood chamber.

The Falkirk East MSP is also active in a number of parliamentary bodies including the Public Petitions Committee and Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee of which he is a Member and the Cross Party Group on Gaelic (Buidheann Thar-Phartaidh Na Gàidhlig) of which he is Convener.

Angus convenes CPG on Gaelic - Copy

You can follow news relating to Angus's parliamentary and constituency work here on his website @ www.angusmacdonald.info or on Twitter @ www.twitter.com/Angus4FalkirkE or on Facebook @ www.facebook.com/AngusMacdonaldMSP  

Profile Pic - Angus MacDonald MSP at his desk in the Scottish Parliament - Copy

Whether at his office, in the chamber or out on the streets, Angus MacDonald, the consummate people's champion, is always working hard for those he represents.

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