|Member of the Scottish Parliament
for Highlands and Islands
1 May 2003 – 2 April 2007
23 July 1951 |
|Political party||Scottish Green Party|
|Domestic partner||Rob Gibson|
Background and career
She was born in Inverness in 1951 and educated at Bearsden Academy. She studied at the University of Glasgow, graduating with a MB ChB. 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.
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.
She was elected to the Scottish Parliament in 2003, as the Greens gained a Highlands and Islands regional seat. Her partner Rob Gibson, was also first elected from the Highlands and Islands regional list in 2003, as a Scottish National Party MSP. She took her oath as MSP in Scottish Gaelic as enthusiast who was keen on the language.
- "Debrett's People of today: Eleanor Roberta Scott". Debrett's. Retrieved 17 August 2015.
- "Vote 2001: Results: Ross, Skye & Inverness West". BBC News. Retrieved 17 August 2015.
- "Previous MSPs: Session 2 (2003-2007): Eleanor Scott". Scottish Parliament. Retrieved 23 September 2014.
- "Scottish elections 2007: Highlands and Islands". BBC News. 17 May 2007.
- "Green Co-convenors" (Press release). Scottish Green Party. 23 November 2008. Retrieved 23 September 2014.
- "Patrick Harvie to lead Scottish Greens". The Scotsman. 23 November 2008. Retrieved 17 August 2015.
- "Scottish Greens announce first 2011 candidates". Scottish Green Party. 9 September 2010. Retrieved 23 September 2014.
|Party political offices|
|Convenor of the Scottish Green Party
|Co-Convenor of the Scottish Green Party
with Patrick Harvie