Stuart Crawford was educated at Millfield School , Somerset
, and Cambridge University . After qualifying as a chartered
surveyor, he spent the earlier part of his career as an Army
officer where he attended both the British and US Army Staff
Colleges. He retired in April 1999 in the rank of Lieutenant
Colonel. During this time he planned, drafted and implemented
the Army in Scotland ’s corporate communications strategy.
He was selected as a Parliamentary candidate in the first
Scottish Parliamentary elections in May 1999 and again in
the General Election in June 2001. In 1999 he founded Stuart
Crawford Associates, specialising in the new politics of Scotland
following the restoration of the Scottish Parliament.
Stuart is also a writer and journalist, with articles regularly
published in the Scottish press and magazines and journals
across the UK and abroad. He also appears frequently on radio
and television commenting on political and military matters.
He is a former Convener of the Association for Scottish
Public Affairs and currently a director of the charities Community
Integrated Care and the Hometown