|Member of the Scottish Parliament
for Aberdeen Donside
Aberdeen North (2003–2011)
North East Scotland (1999–2003)
6 May 1999 – 25 April 2013
|Preceded by||Elaine Thomson
2003 Aberdeen North
|Succeeded by||Mark McDonald|
|Minister for Parliamentary Business and Chief Whip|
25 May 2011 – 6 September 2012
|First Minister||Alex Salmond|
|Preceded by||Bruce Crawford|
|Succeeded by||Joe Fitzpatrick|
10 June 1948|
|Died||25 April 2013
|Political party||Scottish National Party|
|Alma mater||University of Aberdeen|
|Profession||Biochemist, Trade Union Activist|
|Religion||The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon)|
|Website||brian adam msp.blogspot.com|
He was an MSP for the North East Scotland region from 1999 to 2003 and for the Aberdeen North constituency from 2003 to 2011. From 2007 to 2011 he was Chief Whip for the minority SNP Government and Co-Convener of the Oil and Gas Cross Party Group. In 2011 he was appointed as Minister for Parliamentary Business and Chief Whip 
Born in Newmill, Banffshire in 1948, he attended Keith Grammar School. He obtained an BSc (Hons) in Biochemistry and a MSc in Clinical Pharmacology from University of Aberdeen. He began his career with Glaxo in Montrose, Angus from 1970 to 1973, before working as a biochemist at City Hospital, Aberdeen from 1973 to 1988.
From 1988, Adam worked as the principal biochemist in the National Health Service at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary and was a trade union activist prior to his election in 1999. He was a father of five and has three grandchildren. He lived in Aberdeen and was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon). Brian Adam was also an avid follower of Aberdeen Football Club and attended the majority of their games.
Brian Adam joined the SNP in 1974.
He served three terms as a councillor for Middlefield and Heathryfold on Aberdeen District Council (1988–1996) and on Aberdeen City Council from 1995 until his election to the Scottish parliament in 1999.
Member of the Scottish Parliament
After struggling with a long illness, his death from cancer was announced on 25 April 2013. Then First Minister Alex Salmond paid tribute to Adam as "an outstanding politician, fine human being and a dear friend."
Shadow Ministerial Posts
- May 1999 to September 2000 – Deputy Whip
- September 2000 to April 2003 – Deputy Business Manager & Deputy Chief Whip
- May 2003 to September 2004 – Shadow Deputy Minister for Education & Lifelong Learning
- September 2004 – Shadow Deputy Minister for Tourism
- June 2003 – Convener of the Standards Committee
- May 2007 – Chief Whip
- May 2011 – Minister for Parliamentary Business and Chief Whip
- Official Blog
- Brian Adam MSP Biography at the Scottish Parliament website
- They Work For You.com
- The Public Whip Voting Record
|Member of the Scottish Parliament for Aberdeen North
|Member of the Scottish Parliament for Aberdeen Donside