Bruce Crawford has been an MSP since 1999, the inception of the first Scottish Parliament in 300 years. Bruce is currently the MSP for Stirling and Convener of the Finance Committee. He has served as a Minister and Cabinet Secretary in the Scottish Government and as a Convener of Scottish Parliamentary Committee’s.

Before being elected as an MSP, Bruce was lucky to have had a varied career from being a Civil Servant in The Scottish Office to being the leader of Perth and Kinross Council. Bruce has also served on a number of Boards.

Personal Interests:

I am married with three sons and find my escape from the world of politics in sport. I am a keen football supporter of both Scotland and Dunfermline Athletic FC and a keen cyclist. 

I enjoy reading novels and listening to music to allow me to switch off from everyday life.


Kinross & Perth High School 

Career History:

1974 - 1999     Civil Servant in Scottish Office.

1988 - 2001     Councillor Perth and Kinross.
1996 - 1999     Leader of Perth and Kinross Council.

1996 - 1999     Chairman of Perth and Kinross Recreational Trust.

1996 - 1999     Member of Perthshire Tourist Board.

1996 - 1999     Member of Perth College Board.

1996 - 1999     Member of Scottish Enterprise Tayside.

1999 - 2007     MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife Region.

2007 -              MSP for Stirling.

1999 - 2002     Chief Whip SNP Group Scottish Parliament.

2002 - 2004     SNP Shadow Environment Minister.

2004 - 2007     SNP Business Convener.

2007 - 2011     Minister for Parliamentary Business.

2011 - 2012     Cabinet Secretary for Government Strategy and Parliamentary Business.

2013 - 2014     Convener Referendum (Scotland Bill) Committee. 

2014 - 2016     Convener of Devolution (Further Powers) Committee.

2016 -              Convener of SNP Group in Scottish Parliament.

2016 -              Convener of the Finance Committee.

2016 -              Member of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Branch Executive    


MSP for Stirling Constituency