Gil Paterson MSP
- MSP for Clydebank & Milngavie
Gil was born in Glasgow in 1942 and educated at Possilpark Secondary School in Glasgow. He worked for Forbes Brothes, Singer and Scottish Gas.He started his own garage business in 1973 and ran it until his election in 1999.
He joined the SNP in 1967 and has worked in all campaigns since. He has held many positions in the Party at all levels from branch to NEC including Vice Convenor Local Government and Vice Convenor Administration.
In the 1999 parliament he was of the Local Government and Procedure Committees and Convenor of the Cross Party Group on Men's Violence against Women.
He has two children and three grandchildren and is the owner of a very successful national company established in 1973. He enjoys reading, climbing, skiing, and snowboarding.