Roland Muirhead

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Roland Eugene Muirhead (24 July 1868–2 August 1964) was a Scottish politician.

Born in Lochwinnoch, Renfrewshire, Scotland, Roland was a member of the Young Scots' Society but left in 1914 due to pacifist objections to Liberal Party support for Britain's involvement in the First World War. He became a member of the Independent Labour Party from 1918 but later left, becoming first chairman of the National Party of Scotland. He was on the left of the Scottish National Party following its creation from the National Party of Scotland and the Scottish Party and served as president 1936 to 1950. He opposed conscription during the Second World War.

He died in 1964 and was buried at his home town of Lochwinnoch.


Party political offices
Preceded by
Robert Bontine Cunninghame Graham
President of the Scottish National Party
Succeeded by
Tom Gibson