Mary McKinnon Galbraith

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Mary McKinnon Galbraith
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Argyll & Bute, Mary Galbraith

Mary Galbraith was born in Campbeltown, grew up in a rural community on the family farm, and was educated in local Kintyre schools. She studied Economics and German at Glasgow University, where she founded the University Amnesty International Group. In her working life she taught English in a German secondary school, worked as an economist, managed community services for Argyll & Clyde Health Board, and now works in business change and IT across Europe.

Mary has campaigned on a range of issues over the years, notably leading the parents’ association that succeeded in setting up the Glasgow Gaelic School which her children attended. She has also been active in groups and served on committees that have campaigned on ferries and better transport in Argyll, local enterprise, elderly care services, and arts and culture.

In 2007 Mary stood in the Scottish Parliamentary Argyll & Bute seat, so she is very familiar with this vast and geographically challenging constituency. In 2010, she fought the marginal East Dunbartonshire seat where she increased the Labour vote, and halved her Lib Dem opponent’s majority.

Her outside interests include music - she sings in a Gaelic choir, football – supporting Scotland in more than ten different countries, and family history.