Dave Petrie

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Dave Petrie
Member of the Scottish Parliament
for Highlands and Islands
In office
19 April 2006 – 2 April 2007
Personal details
Born David Dick Petrie
(1946-12-10)10 December 1946
Oban, Scotland, UK[1]
Died 31 August 2011(2011-08-31) (aged 64)
Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Nationality British
Political party Scottish Conservative Party
Spouse(s) Grace
Children 1 daughter, Gill

David Dick Petrie (10 December 1946 – 31 August 2011)[2] was a Scottish politician. A member of the Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, he was a Member of the Scottish Parliament between 2006 and 2007, representing the Highlands and Islands region.

Petrie was elected after Mary Scanlon stood down from Holyrood in 2006 to contest the Moray by-election triggered by the death of Margaret Ewing. This was the result of Petrie being ranked one place behind Scanlon on the Conservative Party list for the Highlands and Islands. He had previously stood as a candidate for Argyll and Bute. Petrie did not win re-election at the 2007 Scottish Parliament election.

After leaving the Scottish Parliament, Petrie taught as a part-time mathematics teacher at Trinity Academy, Edinburgh. He died in August 2011 at the age of 64 after collapsing from a heart attack in front of colleagues.[3]


  1. ^ http://www.scotsman.com/news/remembering-those-we-ve-lost-in-2011-1-2026441
  2. ^ PETRIE, David Dick’, Who's Who 2011, A & C Black, 2011; online edn, Oxford University Press, Dec 2010 ; online edn, Oct 2010. Retrieved 8 September 2011. "David Dick Petrie : Obituary". The Scotsman. 3 September 2011. 
  3. ^ http://www.scotsman.com/news/education/shock-at-death-of-fighting-fit-trinity-teacher-1-1826927

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