David Martin Scott Steel STEEL OF AIKWOOD

Biography

Gender Male
Titles N/A
Birthdate 1938-03-31
Education Prince of Wales Sch Nairobi, George Watson's Coll Edinburgh, Univ of Edinburgh (MA, LLB)
Books & Publications
Recreations classic cars, fishing
Clubs N/A
Style The Rt Hon the Lord Steel of Aikwood, KT, KBE, DL
Career sometime journalist, asst sec Scottish Lib Pty 1962-64, BBC TV interviewer in Scotland 1964-65 and later presenter of religious programmes for STV, Granada and BBC; MP (Lib until 1988, then Lib Dem): Roxburgh, Selkirk and Peebles 1965-83, Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale 1983-97 (stood down); MSP (Lib Dem) Lothians 1999-2003; pres Anti-Apartheid Movement of GB 1966-69, memb Parly Delgn to UN 1967, sponsored Abortion Act 1967, Lib chief whip 1970-75, spokesman on foreign affrs 1975-76, ldr of Lib Pty 1976-88, memb Select Ctee on Privileges 1979-86, pres Lib International 1994-96, pres All Pty Parly Gp on Africa 2011-; presiding offr Scot Parl 1999-2003; fndr bd memb Int Inst for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (Stockholm) 1995; non-exec dir: Hall Advertising Ltd Edinburgh 1971-76, Border Television plc 1993-99, Heritage Oil & Gas Co Ltd 1995-97, One Planet Partnership Ltd (private policy consultancy) 1995-98, General Mediterranean Holding SA 1996-, Blue Planet European Financials Investment Tst 1999-2010; vice-pres The Countryside Alliance 1998-99; hon pres The Stationery Office Scotland 1997-98; chm Shelter Scotland 1969-73, memb Br Cncl of Churches 1971-74, rector Univ of Edinburgh 1982-85; regular contribs to newspapers incl The Scotsman and The Guardian; Freedom of Tweeddale 1988, Freedom of Ettrick and Lauderdale 1990; Chubb fell Yale Univ 1987, Hon Dr Univ of Stirling 1991, Hon DLitt Univ of Buckingham 1993, Hon DUniv Heriot-Watt 1996, Hon LLD Univ of Edinburgh 1997, Hon Dr Univ of Strathclyde 2000, Hon DUniv Open Univ 2001, Hon LLD Univ of Aberdeen 2001, Hon LLD Univ of St Andrews 2003, Hon LLD Glasgow Caledonian Univ 2004, Hon LLD Brunel Univ 2010; Cdr's Cross of the Order of Merit (Germany) 1992; Chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur 2004
Food and drink etiquette

Food and drink etiquette

Debrett's notebooks

Debrett's notebooks

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