Nanette Milne MSP

Representing North East Scotland

Biography
Nanette Milne MSP - A Powerful Voice for the North East

Biography

Nanette has spent all her life in the Aberdeen area, and is a well-known face around the northeast.

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 took a few years out in the early ‘70’s to bring up her two young children, and thereafter worked part-time in cancer related research.

She joined the Conservative Party in 1974, moving from grass roots activist and branch committee member to constituency chairman and president, and then was vice-chairman of the Scottish Conservative Party from 1989-1993. She contested the Aberdeen South seat in the 1999 Scottish Parliamentary election, and the Gordon seat for Westminster in 2001 and for Holyrood in 2003, when she came second to the Liberal-Democrats, increasing the Conservatives’ share of the vote. In 2007, Nanette was once re-elected as Member of the Scottish Parliament for the North East of Scotland.

From 1988-1999 she was the Aberdeen City Councillor for Cults ward. She sat on the Planning Committee for 8 years, during which time she developed an interest in environmental issues, and became a founder trustee of the Aberdeen Countryside Project. She got involved in the Aberdeen International Youth Festival, and is still an enthusiastic trustee and “Friend” of the festival.
She also became a trustee of the Aberdeen-Gomel Trust, formed after the Chernobyl disaster, and is still an active member of the Friends of Gomel.

She was a governor of Aberdeen University, and was instrumental in spearheading the formation of an informal Alumnus Group of Aberdeen graduates who work within the Scottish Parliament.

Spare time is scarce these days, but Nanette loves to spend time at home in Aberdeen, gardening, cooking and entertaining her grandchildren and friends, or walking the glens and golfing in her beloved Braemar area. She likes when possible to spend a week each winter skiing in the French Alps, usually in the Haute Savoie around Val d’Isere and Tignes, enjoying the food and wine as well as the excellent snow.

 

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NANETTE WELCOMES ABOYNE LADIES PROBUS CLUB TO HOLYROOD
( 17/03/2011 )
Nanette Milne, Scottish Conservative MSP for the North East welcomed member of the Aboyne Ladies Probus Club to the Scottish Parliament on Thursday.
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MSP WELCOMES ABOYNE & UPPER DEESIDE ROTARY CLUB TO HOLYROOD
( 10/03/2011 )
MSP WELCOMES ABOYNE & UPPER DEESIDE ROTARY CLUB TO HOLYROOD
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Cancelling fuel duty increase will help North East families and businesses
( 03/03/2011 )
North East Conservative MSP, Nanette Milne as called for the planned fuel duty increase – left on the incoming UK Government’s books by the last Labour Government – to be cancelled.
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