Donald Cameron  - MSP for Highlands & Islands region


2021 Policy Coordinator, Shadow Cabinet Secretary for the Climate Change, Environment, Land Reform


Donald Cameron, originally from Achnacarry near Spean Bridge, was elected to the Scottish Parliament in 2016. After graduating from Oxford University with a first class degree in modern history, he worked at the Center For Strategic and International Studies in Washington DC before returning to the UK to study law.

Before his election he was a Standing Junior Counsel to the Scottish Government, and worked across Scotland specialising in agricultural, crofting and employment law, as well as helping to manage the family farming and holiday business on the West Coast.

He is married with three young children.


SNP 12 long years of shameful failure over Dunoon-Gourock Ferry

Highlands and Islands Scottish Conservative MSP Donald Cameron has described the failure of the SNP Government to resolve the longstanding issue of the inadequate Dunoon-Gourock ferry, despite repeated promises to take action, as “12 long years of shameful failure.”

Cameron demands action to protect air service to islands

Scottish Conservative MSP Donald Cameron is demanding action to protect air services to the Inner Hebridean islands of Coll,  Colonsay and Tiree after Argyll and Bute Council confirmed that the service from Oban may cease, at least temporarily, after the current contract ends on 16th May.

Rural GPs are desperate about new contract

Scottish Conservative MSP Donald Cameron has questioned the Cabinet Secretary for Health about growing disquiet among rural GPs over the SNP Government’s controversial new GP contract.

He told Jeane Freeman that over 9 in 10 GPs would reject the contract if they had the chance.

Cancelled operations rose by nearly 20% in the last year

Scottish Conservative MSP Donald Cameron has expressed concern after learning that cancelled operations in the NHS Highland area rose by nearly 20% in the last year.

Between 2017 and 2018 the number of cancelled operations went up from 1,670 to 1,963.

Postponement of A83 taskforce meeting is “unbelievable”

Highlands and Islands Scottish Conservative MSP Donald Cameron has described a decision by Michael Matheson, Cabinet Secretary for Transport, to postpone a  meeting of the A83 taskforce by more than two months as “unbelievable”.

Scottish Government must improve Police visibility in Argyll

Highlands and Islands Scottish Conservative MSP Donald Cameron has said that the public visibility of the Police in Argyll has drastically declined following the “botched” centralisation of Police Scotland by the SNP Scottish Government.

Cameron welcomes MP's appointment to delivery charge watchdog

Highlands and Islands MSP Donald Cameron has pledged to work closely with Scottish Conservative MP Douglas Ross after it was confirmed that Mr Ross has joined a parliamentary group set up by the Advertising Standards Authority to tackle unfair delivery charges.

MSP welcomes proposal to fund road improvements

Highlands and Islands MSP Donald Cameron has welcomed a proposal by the Scottish Conservatives to create a £100m Pothole Action Fund believing that it is something that his region desperately needs.