Originally from Achnacarry in Lochaber, Donald was educated at the University of Oxford before going on to work at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington DC – a think-tank specialising in international relations.
Returning to the UK to study law, he qualified as an Advocate at the Scottish Bar in 2005. He practised across Scotland focussing on public, agricultural and crofting law, appearing in the Court of Justice of the European Union, the Supreme Court, the Court of Session (Inner and Outer Houses) and the Scottish Land Court. He also helps manage the family farming and holiday business.
Since 2016, Donald has fought for the issues that matter to people across the Highlands and Islands Region, and he has been a staunch defender of the United Kingdom.
He has led the way in the Scottish Parliament for a permanent solution for the A83 Rest and Be Thankful, and has fought for better ferries and broadband for local communities. He has also called for fair funding for local authorities after years of SNP cuts.
Donald currently serves as the Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Constitution, External Affairs and Culture.
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