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:


Cameron demands permanent solution as A83 closed (again)

Highlands and Islands MSP Donald Cameron has repeated his demands for a permanent solution to the problems blighting the A83 trunk road in Argyll. Mr Cameron spoke out after news that the road has again been closed by a landslip at The Rest and Be Thankful.

No surprise that A82 is Scotland’s deadliest road

Highlands and Islands MSP Donald Cameron has said that he is not surprised that  the A82 trunk road, which links Glasgow and Inverness, via Fort William, has been confirmed as Scotland’s deadliest road.

“Give tourism a helping hand”, says Cameron

Highlands and Islands MSP Donald Cameron is backing a new £3m promotional campaign by VisitScotland which aims to support tourism businesses. The campaign includes an emotive film welcoming back Scottish tourism.

Campbeltown deserves better

Highlands and Islands MSP Donald Cameron has said that Campbeltown deserves better than to lose its ferry service until 2021.

MSP urges rethink on ban on church services

Highlands and Islands MSP Donald Cameron has said that he would like the Scottish Government to rethink its decision to allow pubs to re-open while refusing congregations permission to come together for religious worship.

Commitment to food standards welcomed by MSP

Highlands and Islands MSP Donald Cameron has welcomed a commitment by the UK Government to maintain the highest food and animal welfare standards in any future trade deals.