Bruce Crawford was elected in 1999 as the SNP Member of the Scottish Parliament for the Stirling Constituency. He was the Minister for Parliamentary Business in the first SNP Scottish Government from 2007-11, then Cabinet Secretary for Parliamentary Business and Government Strategy following the 2011 election in the first majority Scottish Government.
He stepped down from the Cabinet in September 2012, and subsequently became Convenor of the Devolution (Further Powers) Committee.
Before being elected as an MSP, Bruce had a varied career from being a civil servant in the Scottish Office to the Leader of Perth and Kinross Council. He is married with three sons.
In his life outside politics he is a keen football supporter of both Scotland and Dunfermline Athletic FC, and likes to play golf.
Kinross & Perth High School
1974 – 1999 Civil Servant in Scottish Office
1988 – 2001 Councillor Perth and Kinross
1996 – 1999 Leader of Perth and Kinross Council
1999 – 2007 MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife Region
2007 – MSP for Stirling
The 2011 Scottish Parliament general election was held on Thursday, 5 May 2011 to elect 129 members to the Scottish Parliament. Bruce retained his seat with a majority of 5,671, which was a substantial increase from the 620 majority he received in 2007.