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.


Cameron backs Prime Minister over IndyRef2

Highlands and Islands MSP Conservative MSP Donald Cameron has backed Boris Johnson’s decision to refuse Nicola Sturgeon’s request for permission to hold a second referendum on Scottish independence.

Cameron backs calls for Holyrood scrutiny of air traffic control changes

Highlands and Islands MSP Donald Cameron is supporting calls for a debate in Parliament on plans to centralise air traffic control in the region, which would lead to air traffic controllers removed from airports and replaced with a single ‘remote’ tower in Inverness.

SNP over-promise and under-deliver on broadband

SNP Energy Minister had to come to Holyrood today, 9th January, to admit that their 2016 manifesto pledge on broadband connectivity would not be met, with the biggest delays experienced in the North of Scotland.

£50m black hole faced by Police Scotland

Audit Scotland presented the findings of their report into the Scottish Police Authority (SPA) to the Scottish Parliament's Public Audit committee today, and revealed a £50 million shortfall over the next two years, required to secure the jobs of 750 police officers.

Cameron demands action on NHS Highland

Highlands and Islands MSP Donald Cameron has demanded urgent action after reports confirmed that NHS Highland has been placed in special measures at a high level of concern.

Cameron blasts SNP over broadband delay

Highlands and Islands MSP Donald Cameron has blasted the SNP Government over its failure to meet its own deadline for delivering broadband to rural communities.

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