Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale
Mairi was brought up in Biggar and attended school there before earning her degree in Scots law from Glasgow University. During this time, Mairi also lived in Belgium studying various aspects of European law at the University of Ghent.
Thereafter she worked in politics before returning to education to complete her Diploma in Professional Legal Practice for which she received merit and the Law Society of Scotland award in Human Rights.
She is a trainee commercial solicitor and when not working, helps her partner, Iain run his beef and sheep farm in the Crawick Valley near Sanquhar, Dumfriesshire where they live. Mairi is also a singer and when time permits, she plays in a folk band.
An active community campaigner and a passionate advocate for this part of rural Scotland, Mairi stood for the SNP on the South of Scotland regional list in the 2016 Scottish Parliamentary Election.
Mairi is determined to play her part in safeguarding Scotland from what she sees as the long term economic and social dislocation promised by Theresa May’s hard Brexit and the chilling prospect of an unfettered Tory government hellbent on further austerity. She believes that in Scotland, only the SNP can provide an effective opposition to this.
"‘I’m offering the people of Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale a strong voice and a clear choice.
A choice between a future in which I ensure their voices are heard loud and clear in Westminster, and one where crucial decisions are made, behind closed doors, by a Tory government with its own dangerous agenda.
This is a wonderful part of Scotland and I love living here. I would relish the opportunity to help our home reach its true potential and look forward to meeting as many people as possible on the campaign trail, over the next few weeks."