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Alexander Pollock (politician)

Alexander Pollock (born 21 July 1944) is a former Scottish Conservative Party politician and now a sheriff.

He was educated at Rutherglen Academy, Glasgow Academy, Brasenose College, Oxford and at the University of Edinburgh. He was employed as a solicitor from 1970 to 1973 before becoming an advocate in 1973. He was Conservative Member of Parliament for Moray and Nairn from 1979 to 1983 and for Moray from 1983 to 1987, when he was defeated by the Scottish National Party candidate Margaret Ewing.

While in Parliament, he was Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Scotland from 1982 to 1986 and to the Secretary of State for Defence from 1986 to 1987. He was a member of the House of Commons Select Committee on Scottish Affairs from 1979 to 1982 and from 1986 to 1987.

He worked as an Advocate Depute from 1990–91, and was then appointed a floating Sheriff of Tayside, Central and Fife at Stirling. In 1993 he became Sheriff of Grampian, Highland and Islands at Aberdeen and Stonehaven, moving within the sheriffdom to Inverness and Portree in 2001. Since 2005 he has been based at Inverness.

He has been a Member of the Royal Company of Archers since 1984.


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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Winnie Ewing
Member of Parliament for Moray and Nairn
Constituency abolished
New constituency Member of Parliament for Moray
Succeeded by
Margaret Ewing