I am pleased to say that the universities and colleges in Scotland are going to step up to the plate with regard to skills. That is particularly true of those in Aberdeen and the north-east. I am also aware of recent mergers and acquisitions. Such moves can sometimes be controversial, but they show a measure of confidence in the industry. There is also international momentum. The minister...
I would like to start by talking about evidence. Certainly, decisions should be evidence based, but as politicians we often need to cope with opinions that are given as evidence. There is a world of difference between tangible evidence and opinion. I am delighted that successive Governments have taken advice from the scientific, medical and engineering communities, although at the end of the...
Former Scottish National Party MSP for Aberdeen Donside
Entered the Scottish Parliament on 6 May 1999 — Election
Left the Scottish Parliament on 25 April 2013 — Died
Also represented Aberdeen North; North East Scotland
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