Angus Robertson

Scottish National Party MSP for Edinburgh Central


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Recent appearances

  • Scottish Parliament: Population Decline (Argyll and Bute) 23 Jun 2022

    There is no quick fix for the challenges that lead to depopulation. We must work with regional, local and community partners to ensure that we collectively deliver a sustainable solution to the challenges facing our rural and island populations. Many such challenges have been exacerbated by Brexit. Increased barriers to the migration that has helped to offset an ageing population and keep...
  • Scottish Parliament: Population Decline (Argyll and Bute) 23 Jun 2022

    The detrimental impact of Brexit on our rural and island communities has been profound, especially where reliance on tourism, accommodation and hospitality-related employment is acute. Such jobs help to sustain rural and island economies. However, we know that those sectors are particularly vulnerable to Brexit impacts including labour shortages, with which 57 per cent of island businesses...
  • Scottish Parliament: Population Decline (Argyll and Bute) 23 Jun 2022

    Beatrice Wishart is absolutely right to ask such questions. Great lessons can be learned from other island groups in northern Europe—for example, the Faroe Islands, where the various island communities have been successfully integrated. I am open to suggestions on the issue, and to hearing about best practice. We need to understand what can be done to ensure that our island communities—in...

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Scottish National Party MSP for Edinburgh Central, Former Scottish National Party MP for Moray

Entered the House of Commons on 7 June 2001 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 3 May 2017 — Dissolved for election

Entered the Scottish Parliament on 8 May 2021 — Election

Also represented Moray

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Topics of interest

Angus Robertson campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Defence
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • International Development
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Trade and Industry
  • EU Committees
  • Military Aircraft
  • Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft
  • Devolution
  • Nuclear Submarines

Other offices held in the past

  • Deputy Leader, Scottish National Party (13 Oct 2016 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament (9 Sep 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament (9 Sep 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Shadow SNP Westminster Group Leader (23 May 2007 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, European Scrutiny Committee (12 Nov 2001 to 6 May 2010)
  • Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Defence) (10 May 2001 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (10 May 2001 to 30 Mar 2015)

Previous MPs in this constituency

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Last updated: 2 May 2017.


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