WW2 Arctic Convoys directly contributed to Allied Victory
Welsh Guards paraded in Red Square Moscow this weekend to commemorate the 65th anniversary of the victory of the Allies in WW2.
Meanwhile I paid my respects to some of those who made the victory possible, travelling to Wester Ross to lay flowers at the Arctic Convoy Club Memorial at Rudha an t'Sasain on the south shore of Loch Ewe.
I was elected Highlands & Islands MSP in 2003. I am a member of the Parliament's Transport, Infrastructure and Climate Change Committee as well as the Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee. I am also a historian, musician, author and traditional music festival organiser.
Scots, Gaelic and the Traditional Arts are core interests as are nuclear disarmament, affordable housing and saving consultant led services in the NHS.
I was born and educated in Glasgow, and attended Dundee University and Education College. As a former Modern Studies teacher much of my professional life was spent teaching at the Invergordon and Alness Academies as the Principal Teacher of Guidance. Since early retirement, or early ‘relifement’ as I like to call it, I have developed my historical training and skills by writing the book Plaids and Bandanas.
I have been a long time SNP activist and was a former District Councillor in Ross and Cromarty. I joined the SNP in 1966, was FSN President from 1970-1973 and have been a member of the SNP's National Council, Executive, and Cabinet.