North East MSP Nanette retires

Nanette Milne MSP and her family at her retirement lunch
Nanette Milne MSP and her family at her retirement lunch

Nanette Milne, Scottish Conservative MSP for the North East enjoyed a retirement lunch at the Marcliffe Hotel, Aberdeen on (Friday, March 11).

The Aberdeen MSP announced that she will stand down as an MSP at the next Scottish Parliament election in May 2016.

Nanette was elected to serve as an MSP for North East Scotland in 2003 and again at the 2007 and 2011 Scottish Parliament elections.

Nanette is a well-known face around the North East. She was educated at Aberdeen High School for Girls, and qualified as a doctor at Aberdeen University in 1965. She trained initially in Anaesthetics, gaining her fellowship in 1969.

She joined the Conservative Party in 1974, moving from grass roots activist and branch committee member to constituency chairman and president.

She served for 10 years on Cults, Bieldside, and Miltimber community council, following which she was the Aberdeen City Councillor for Cults ward between 1988-1999.

Nanette Milne, MSP for the North East said: “It has been an honour and a privilege to represent my fellow North East citizens in the Scottish Parliament.”