Jamie bows out

The Oban Times - - Front Page -

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.

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