David Torrance stood as the SNP MSP candidate for the Kirkcaldy Constituency in the 2011 Scottish Parliamentary elections, where he succeeded in defeating the incumbent Labour MSP Marilyn Livingstone to win the seat for the SNP for the first time. He was re-elected in 2016 with a significantly increased majority.
Formerly an engineer, David worked for British Gas, Alcan Chemicals and Rexroth Bosch before moving into full-time politics in 2007 to work for Chris Harvie MSP. David first joined the SNP in 1981, and served as a local Councillor at Fife Council from 1995 representing the Kirkcaldy Central ward before becoming an MSP.
David’s other main interest is the Scout movement. He has been a Leader with the Scout Association since 1979, and served as the Assistant District Commissioner for Kirkcaldy District Scouts until November 2012. David is also a longstanding member on the board of the Linton Lane Centre and Kirkcaldy YMCA.
Constituency Office: 53 Kirk Wynd, Kirkcaldy, Fife, KY1 1EH
Phone Number: 01592 200349