Scott Barrie

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Scott Barrie
Member of the Scottish Parliament
for Dunfermline West
In office
6 May 1999 – 2 April 2007
Preceded by New Parliament
Succeeded by Jim Tolson
Personal details
Born (1962-03-10) 10 March 1962 (age 55)
St. Andrews
Political party Scottish Labour Party
Alma mater University of Edinburgh, University of Stirling

Scott Barrie, (born 10 March 1962, St. Andrews) is a Scottish Labour Party politician and former social worker. He represented Dunfermline West in the Scottish Parliament from 1999 to 2007, where he was a member of the Communities Committees of the Parliament.

Prior to being elected to the Scottish Parliament, Scott was employed by Fife Council in the social work department. He also represented the Dunfermline Central ward on Dunfermline District Council.

Scott is a graduate of Edinburgh University (MA), the University of Stirling (CQSW) and the University of Dundee (Diploma in Child Protection Studies).

He was appointed the Chief Whip for the Labour Party group of MSPs at Holyrood after the 2003 election. On 8 February 2007 he resigned from this role in order to vote against the Scottish Executive. Barrie wished to see the abolition of tolls on the Forth Road Bridge and Tay Road Bridge.[1]


  1. ^ Labour whip quits to axe bridge tolls, The Scotsman, 8 February 2007
Scottish Parliament
Preceded by
Constituency Created
Member of the Scottish Parliament for Dunfermline West
Succeeded by
Jim Tolson