Colin Beattie

Colin Beattie
Member of the Scottish Parliament
for Midlothian North and Musselburgh
Assumed office
5 May 2011
Preceded by Constituency created
Majority 2,996 (10.0%)
Personal details
Born (1951-10-17) 17 October 1951
Forfar, Angus, Scotland
Nationality British
Political party Scottish National Party
Spouse(s) Liza
Residence Scotland
Occupation SNP National Treasurer

Colin Beattie (born 17 October 1951)[1] is the Scottish National Party (SNP) Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) for the Midlothian North and Musselburgh constituency since 2011.

Political career

He won the newly created seat in the 2011 Scottish Parliament election with a majority of just under 3000 votes.[1] Beattie previously worked as a banker and was SNP group leader on Midlothian Council.[1] Colin Beattie is also the current serving SNP National Treasurer.

Beattie was formally censured in 2013 by the Standards Commission for Scotland for breaching the Councillors’ code of Conduct for failing to register interest in property whilst a councillor.[2][3]


Party political offices
Preceded by
Jim Mather
Treasurer of the Scottish National Party
Succeeded by
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