James Dornan

Glasgow Cathcart

James lives in the Cathcart Constituency and has stayed there most of his life.

He joined Glasgow City Council in May 2007 as the elected Member representing the SNP in the new Langside Ward. He served as the Leader of the Opposition in Glasgow City Council from 2008-2011.

James previously stood for the SNP in the Ayr Constituency in 2003 Holyrood election, and Glasgow South West in 2005 Westminster elections. He was elected as the MSP for Glasgow Cathcart in the 2011 Scottish Parliament Election and was subsequently re-elected in 2016. In 2016 he was also appointed as the Convener of the Education and Skills Committee.

Before becoming a councillor and an MSP James worked for Stewart Maxwell MSP and during this time was described as a ‘key player at the vanguard in the battle to bring about a smoking ban’.

In his ‘spare’ time, James lists watching football, attending theatre and reading among his hobbies.

Contact Details:

2 Clarkston Road
G44 4EQ

Tel: 0141 632 5238
Email: james.dornan.msp@parliament.scot  



Surgery Details:

Castlemilk Library

10:00 –  First Saturday of each month

Carnwadric Community Hall

10:00 – Second Monday of each month

Constituency Office (appointment only)

10:00 – Second Friday of each month

Pollokshaws Community Hub and Garden

10:00 – Third Monday of each month

Langside Library

10:00 – Third Friday of each month

Constituency Office (appointment only)

17:00 – Fourth Monday of each month