Brian Adam, MSP for Aberdeen Donside, was born in Newmill in June 1948. He was educated in the North East at Keith Grammar School. After a BSc at the University of Aberdeen he took an MSc in Clinical Pharmacology.
He started work with Glaxo in Montrose and continued his career at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary where he was a Principal Biochemist. He was an Aberdeen District Councillor representing Middlefield and Heathryfold from 1988 until 1996 and an Aberdeen City Councillor from 1995 until 1999.
He was the MSP for Aberdeen North from 2003 to 2011 and for North East Scotland from 1999 to 2003. Over the last 4 years, he has been the Chief Whip for the SNP Government and Co-Convener of the Oil and Gas Cross Party Group.
He lives in Aberdeen with his wife and family. He has four sons, one daughter, and two grandchildren.
He is an avid Don's fan and makes an effort to attend as many games as possible.
Brian Adam MSP, The Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh, EH99 1SP