Alasdair Allan

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Alasdair Allan

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Meenister for International Development an Europe
In office
18 May 2016 – 26 June 2018
Precedit biHumza Yousaf (as Meenister fir Europe an International Development)
Succeedit biBen Macpherson
Meenister for Learnin, Science an Scotland's Languages
In office
7 December 2011 – 18 May 2016
First MeenisterAlex Salmond
Nicola Sturgeon
Precedit biHimsel (as Meenister for Learnin an Skills)
Succeedit biShirley-Anne Somerville (as Meenister fir Faurther Eddication, Heicher Eddication an Science)
Meenister fir Learnin an Skills
In office
20 May 2011 – 7 December 2011
First MeenisterAlex Salmond
Precedit biAngela Constance as Meenister for Skills an Lifelang Learnin
Succeedit biHimsel (as Meenister for Learnin, Science an Scotland's Leids)
Memmer o the Scots Parliament
fir Na h-Eileanan an Iar
Assumed office
3 May 2007
Precedit biAlasdair Morrison
Majority3,496 (26.5%)
Personal details
Born (1971-05-06) 6 Mey 1971 (age 49)
Ashkirk, Scotland
Poleetical pairtyScots National Pairty
Alma materVarsity o Aiberdeen, Glesga Varsity

Dr Alasdair Allan (born 6 Mey 1971) is the Scots National Pairty (SNP) Memmer o the Scots Pairlament (MSP) fir Na h-Eileanan an Iar. He speaks fower leids: Inglis, Scots, Scots Gaelic an Norse.

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A native o Ashkirk, near Selkirk,[1] Allan wis born on 6 May 1971 tae Christine an John H. Allan. He graduatit fae the Varsity o Glesga wae ae MA in Scots language an leeteratur, continuing his studdies at the Varsity o Aiberdeen, graduating wae a PhD in Scots leid in 1998. He wrate his Phd thesis in an anent the Scots leid,[2] an syne wrocht for SNP politeecians, Mike Russell an Alex Salmond amang them.

He flittit tae the Isle o Lewis an teuk the Na h-Eileanan an Iar seat fae Labour in 2007 on a 5.4% swing, wi 46% o the vote.[3]


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  1. "Alasdair Allan on making Scotland's voice heard". Holyrood (in Inglis). 13 Julie 2017. Retrieved 20 August 2020.
  2. "MSPs > Current MSPs > Alasdair Allan > Personal Information". www.parliament.scot (in Inglis). Scots Pairlament. Retrieved 30 August 2020.
  3. "Scottish elections 2007 > Western Isles". BBC News (in Inglis). 14 Mey 2007. Retrieved 30 August 2020.

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