Eric Milligan

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Eric Milligan is one of the Councillors for Sighthill/Gorgie ward, Edinburgh, Scotland.[1] He was Convener of the Lothian and Borders Police Board from 2003 until 2007. He is a member of the Labour Party.

He was the last Convener of Lothian Regional Council (abolished at local government reorganisation in 1994). He subsequently became a member of the City of Edinburgh Council and Lord Provost of Edinburgh (1996–2003), one of the longest-serving holders of the office.[2] He is a supporter of Heart of Midlothian FC.

Milligan received an Honorary Doctorate from Heriot-Watt University in 2004 [3]


  1. ^ "Councillor Eric Milligan". City of Edinburgh Council. 
  2. ^ The Scotsman, May 5, 2003
  3. ^ "HW Minutes 2004" (PDF). 

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Preceded by
Dr Norman Irons
Lord Provost of Edinburgh
Succeeded by
Lesley Hinds