Jim Hume

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Jim Hume
MSP
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Member of the Scottish Parliament
for South of Scotland
Incumbent
Assumed office
3 May 2007
Personal details
Born (1962-11-04) 4 November 1962 (age 51)
Peebles, Tweeddale, Scottish Borders
Political party Scottish Liberal Democrats
Relations married
Alma mater Edinburgh University
Website [1]

Jim Hume MSP (born 4 November 1962) is a Scottish Liberal Democrat politician and Member of the Scottish Parliament for the South of Scotland region since 2007.

Background[edit]

Hume was born in Peebles but raised in Selkirkshire and currently lives on a farm in the valley of the Yarrow Water. His previous positions include Chairman of "Environment and Land Use" for the National Farmers Union of Scotland and President of Lothians and Borders NFU. He was active during the Foot-and-mouth crisis of 2001. Before becoming an MSP, he was also on the board of Scottish Enterprise Borders, Chaired The Borders Foundation for Rural Sustainability and was a Trustee of The Borders Forest Trust.

Member of the Scottish Parliament[edit]

He was elected to the Scottish Parliament to represent the South of Scotland region at the 2007 election. He was also elected councillor of the Galashiels and District region of Scottish Borders Council on the same night. He is the first ever Liberal Democrat MSP for the South of Scotland region since the Scottish Parliament was created in 1999. Hume is currently Scottish Liberal Democrat Spokesman for Housing and Health. He sits on the Scottish Parliament's Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee, of which he is the Committee's EU Reporter. He is also the Scottish Liberal Democrat Deputy Whip and is also a member of the European Committee of Regions.

Career timeline[edit]

  • 1967-1974: Yarrow Primary School
  • 1974-1980: Selkirk High School
  • 1983: Edinburgh School of Agriculture, Diploma in Agriculture
  • 1997: University of Edinburgh, Masters in Business Administration (MBA)
  • 1998 – present: Farmer, partner, John Hume and Son (farming firm, Sundhope Farm, Yarrow, Selkirk)
  • 2004-2006: Director of the National Farmers Union of Scotland (NFUS) President of Lothian & Borders NFUS
  • 2000-2006: Trustee Borders Forest Trust (BFT)
  • 2000-2001: Trustee Borders Foundation for Rural Sustainability (BFRS)
  • 2001-2007: Chairman Borders Foundation for Rural Sustainability
  • 2003-2007: Director Scottish Enterprise Borders (SEB)
  • 2005-2007: Member of Forestry Commission Scotland's South of Scotland Regional Forum.
  • February 2007- 4 May 2007: Director of the National Farmers Union of Scotland (NFUS): Chairman of NFUS Environment & Land Use.
  • 2007 – present: Member of the Scottish Parliament for South of Scotland
  • 2007-2011: Scottish Liberal Democrat Shadow Minister for the Environment
  • 2007-2008: Member of The Scottish Parliament's Audit Committee
  • 2008-2011: Member of The Scottish Parliament's European & External Relations Committee
  • 2008-2011: Scottish Liberal Democrat Deputy Spokesperson on Environment, Rural Development and Energy
  • 2009 - March 2011: Head of Scottish Parliamentary Campaigns
  • 2011 – 2012: Scottish Liberal Democrat Spokesperson on Rural Affairs, Environment, Climate Change, Housing and Transport
  • 2011 – present:. Member of the Scottish Parliament Rural Affairs, Climate Change & Environment Committee.
  • 2011 – present: The Scottish Parliament Rural Affairs, Climate Change & Environment Committee's European Reporter.
  • 2011 – present: Member of The European Union's Committee of Regions
  • 2012–present: Scottish Liberal Democrat Spokesperson on Health and Housing
  • 2012–present: Scottish Liberal Democrat Deputy Whip

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