Jamie bows out
THE SCOTTISH Conservatives’ elder statesman, Jamie McGrigor, has announced he is to stand down at the 2016 Scottish parliament elections.
It brings to an end a long and distinguished career for the MSP who represents the Highlands and Islands.
He he has been a leading figure for the Tories for years, recently serving as spokesman for the environment, fishing and external affairs.
Sir Jamie was also one of the first MSPs to successfully present a Private Member’s Bill in Holyrood.
He is also the driving force behind the establishment of the Scottish Register of Tartans. He has brought a wealth of rural experience to the Scottish parliament, as a farmer of sheep and cattle, and the pioneer of a trout farm in Argyll.