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John Ross Scott

Councillor John Ross Scott.

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Personal Profile

I am an award-winning journalist and former politician, best known for championing and being the early figurehead of the £295 million Borders Rail Link and planned new £65 million Orkney Hospital. A former Liberal Democrat Scottish transport spokesperson, I served as a Councillor in the Borders from 1980 – 2003 including being Leader of Scottish Border Council and Honorary Provost of Hawick, and was Chair of NHS Orkney 2007 – 2015.

Committee Membership

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Outside Interests

Writing, reading, listening to music, walking, performing with various theatre groups and, occasionally, in the St Magnus Festival Chorus.

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School Place, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1NY

Telephone: 01856 873535

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