Michelle Rodger interviews George Adam MSP, Ambassador for Paisley in the Scottish Parliament. In a passionate interview, George talks about his life and career in politics, education and barriers to attainment, his ambitions for Paisley and support for his beloved St. Mirren.
George Adam has been involved with the SNP since his late teens and has been active with the SNP in Paisley since the late 1980’s. Before being elected to Renfrewshire council in 2007 George worked in the motor industry as a Corporate Sales Manager.
A proud Paisley Buddie who has lived in the town all of his life, George was elected as councillor for Paisley South: Ward 5 in Renfrewshire Council from 2007 until 2012, George still lives in the east end of Paisley with his wife Stacey. He was elected as an MSP in 2011.
George holds the position of Parliamentary Liaison Officer (PLO) to the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Life Long Learning and is currently a member of both the Education and Culture Committee and the Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee at the Scottish Parliament. He is the Convenor of the Cross Party Group on MS. In addition, he is a member of the Cross Party Groups on Carers, Aviation, Epilepsy and Adult Learning.
Due to his wife Stacey, suffering MS, they are both members of the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Scotland.
George is a passionate supporter of St Mirren FC and follows the Scotland national football team when he can.
The second in our series of short interviews in which Michelle Rodger introduces you to people who are making a difference to life in Scotland.
Michelle Rodger is a journalist, business owner and director of Business for Scotland, who brings sharp insights into political and cultural life in Scotland in a relaxing style which allows her guests to feel comfortable as they open up.