Lewis Macdonald (born 1 January1957, Stornoway) is a ScottishLabour politician, and Member of the Scottish Parliament for Aberdeen Central constituency since 1999. January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Lews Castle in Stornoway Boats in Stornoway Stornoway from the ferry Another picture of Lews Castle Bayhead, Stornoway Stornoway (SteÃ²rnabhagh in Scottish Gaelic) is a burgh on Lewis, in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland, with a population of about 8000 people. ... Motto: Nemo me impune lacessit (English: No one provokes me with impunity) Scotlands location within Europe Scotlands location within the United Kingdom Languages English, Gaelic, Scots Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow First Minister Jack McConnell Area - Total - % water Ranked 2nd UK 78,782 kmÂ² 1. ... The Labour Party has since its formation in the early 20th century been the principal left wing political party in the United Kingdom (see British politics). ... Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) is the title given to any one of the 129 individuals elected to serve in the Scottish Parliament. ... Aberdeen Central is a constituency of the Scottish Parliament. ...
Prior to his election as MSP he worked as a parliamentary researcher for the MPsFrank Doran and Tom Clarke. Macdonald has been a deputy minister in the Scottish Executive since March 2001, holding various portfolios. He is also a trustee for the Aberdeen Football Club Supporters' Trust. MP or mp may refer to: Northern Mariana Islands Member of Parliament Military Police Modus ponens Madhya Pradesh, a state in India Mathematical Physics Microprocessor Machine Pistol Multi-platform Mission Possible, a Christian based childrens ministry Mission Praise, a Christian hymn book Mana Points or Magic points, a measure... Frank Doran (born April 13, 1949) is a Scottish politician of the Labour Party. ... Tom Clarke is the name of: A British Member of Parliament An Irish republican revolutionary leader involved in the Easter Rising of 1916. ... The Executives logo, shown with English and Scottish Gaelic caption The term Scottish Executive is used in two different, but closely-related senses: to denote the executive arm of Scotlands national legislature (i. ... Aberdeen Football Club is a football team from Scotland, who compete in the Scottish Premier League. ...
His father, a farmer, was one of the MacDonalds of Glen Coe, and a direct descendant of one of the families that suffered in the massacre of 1692.
MacDonald also served as a mentor to Lewis Carroll (Charles Dodgson); it was MacDonald's advice, and the enthusiastic reception of Alice by MacDonald's three young daughters that convinced Carroll to submit Alice for publication.
MacDonald's more realistic novels, such as Alec Forbes, had their influence as well; they were among the first realistic Scottish novels, and as such MacDonald has been credited with founding the "kailyard school" of Scottish writing.
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