Donald Cameron

MSP, Highlands & Islands Region
Originally from Achnacarry in Lochaber, Donald was educated at the University of Oxford, and graduated with a BA in Modern History (first class honours). He then worked at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington DC – a think-tank specialising in international relations.

Returning to the UK to study law, he qualified as an Advocate at the Scottish Bar in 2005. He practised across Scotland focussing on public, agricultural and crofting law, appearing in the Court of Justice of the European Union, the Supreme Court, the Court of Session (Inner and Outer Houses) and the Scottish Land Court. He was appointed a Standing Junior Counsel to the Scottish Government 2009-2016. He was elected an MSP for the Highlands and Islands at the Scottish Parliamentary elections in May 2016.

Follow Donald on Facebook at @DonaldCameronMSP and on Twitter at @DAJCameron where you can see what he has been doing both in Holyrood and around the Region, and see all his planned Constituency Surgery dates and locations.

Donald is a member of the following Committees in the Scottish Parliament:

Donald is a member of the following Cross-Party Groups in the Scottish Parliament:


Views sought on sentences for dog attacks

Highlands and Islands MSP Donald Cameron is urging local people to submit their views on proposals to strengthen penalties on dog-owners whose pets attack livestock.

Comment from Donald Cameron on Council Funding Crisis

Shadow Finance Secretary Donald Cameron has said that the SNP Government’s persistent under-funding of councils, particularly in the North of Scotland, is putting essential services at risk.

Highland tourist towns need help now - Cameron

Shadow Finance Secretary Donald Cameron has said that new figures on High Street spending confirm that special help will be required to help towns in the Highlands and Islands recover from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Self-catering businesses require clarity, says Cameron

Shadow Finance Secretary Donald Cameron is backing calls for the Scottish Government to provide clearer guidance to the self-catering sector as businesses struggle to survive the coronavirus pandemic.


Commenting after the Tourism Secretary confirmed that the Scottish Government hoped tourism businesses might be able to reopen from 15th July, Highlands and Islands MSP Donald Cameron said:


Highlands and Islands MSP Donald Cameron is backing calls from Scottish Conservative leader Jackson Carlaw for the SNP to get on top of testing care home staff in the NHS Highland region.