Eleanor Scott

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Eleanor Scott
Member of the Scottish Parliament
for Highlands and Islands
In office
1 May 2003 – 2 April 2007
Personal details
Born (1951-07-23) 23 July 1951 (age 64)
Nationality Scottish
Political party Scottish Green Party
Domestic partner Rob Gibson
Profession paediatrician

Eleanor Roberta Scott (born 23 July 1951) is a Scottish politician and medical doctor. She is a former Scottish Green Party Member of the Scottish Parliament for the Highlands and Islands.

Background and career[edit]

She was born in Inverness in 1951 and educated at Bearsden Academy.[1] She studied at the University of Glasgow, graduating with a MB ChB.[1] She worked as a community paediatrician in Inverness 1980−87 and in Ross and Cromarty 1987−2003, helping to provide a service for special needs children in the Scottish Highlands.[1]

Since joining the Greens in 1989, Scott has campaigned on many issues, most recently against the building of new incinerators, GM crops in the Black Isle and the movement against war in Iraq. She has stood for election locally, nationally, for Westminster[2] and the European Parliament.

Scottish Parliament[edit]

She was elected to the Scottish Parliament in 2003, as the Greens gained a Highlands and Islands regional seat.[3] Her partner Rob Gibson, was also first elected from the Highlands and Islands regional list in 2003, as a a Scottish National Party MSP. She took her oath as MSP in Scottish Gaelic as enthusiast who was keen on the language.

She stood again in the 2007 election but was not re-elected.[4] From 2008 to 2011 she was Co-convenor of the Scottish Green Party.[5][6]

She stood as the Scottish Green Party candidate for the Highlands and Islands region in the 2011 Scottish Parliament election.[7]


  1. ^ a b c "Debrett's People of today: Eleanor Roberta Scott". Debrett's. Retrieved 17 August 2015. 
  2. ^ "Vote 2001: Results: Ross, Skye & Inverness West". BBC News. Retrieved 17 August 2015. 
  3. ^ "Previous MSPs: Session 2 (2003-2007): Eleanor Scott". Scottish Parliament. Retrieved 23 September 2014. 
  4. ^ "Scottish elections 2007: Highlands and Islands". BBC News. 17 May 2007. 
  5. ^ "Green Co-convenors" (Press release). Scottish Green Party. 23 November 2008. Retrieved 23 September 2014. 
  6. ^ "Patrick Harvie to lead Scottish Greens". The Scotsman. 23 November 2008. Retrieved 17 August 2015. 
  7. ^ "Scottish Greens announce first 2011 candidates". Scottish Green Party. 9 September 2010. Retrieved 23 September 2014. 

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Party political offices
Preceded by
Robin Harper
Convenor of the Scottish Green Party
Succeeded by
Position abolished
Preceded by
Alison Johnstone
Co-Convenor of the Scottish Green Party
with Patrick Harvie

Succeeded by
Martha Wardrop