Eleanor Scott

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Eleanor Scott
Member of the Scottish Parliament
for Highlands and Islands
In office
1 May 2003 – 3 May 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

Dr Eleanor Roberta Scott (born 23 July 1951) is a Scottish politician. 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 in Glasgow before returning to the North where she has spent all her working life. Before being elected to Parliament she was a community paediatrician, helping to provide a service for special needs children in the Scottish Highlands. She is a keen Scottish Gaelic enthusiast, and took her oath as MSP in the language.

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 and the European Parliament.

Scottish Parliament[edit]

Elected to the Scottish Parliament in 2003,[1] her partner is fellow MSP Rob Gibson, who is a Scottish National Party representative (also for the Highlands and Islands).

She lost her seat in the 2007 election. From 2008 to 2011 she was Co-convenor of the Scottish Green Party.[2]

She stood as the Scottish Green Party candidate for the Highlands and Islands region in the 2011 Scottish Parliament election.[3]


  1. ^ "Previous MSPs: Session 2 (2003-2007): Eleanor Scott". Scottish Parliament. Retrieved 23 September 2014. 
  2. ^ "Green Co-convenors" (Press release). Scottish Green Party. 23 November 2008. Retrieved 23 September 2014. 
  3. ^ "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