Lord Provost of the City of Edinburgh
The Lord Provost
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The Rt Hon Donald Wilson is the Lord Lieutenant and Lord Provost of the City of Edinburgh
He was born in 1959 in Selkirk, Donald Wilson attended Galashiels Academy. Further academic achievements include a BA (Hons) from Stirling University, an MSc in Information Science from London's City University, and a teaching qualification from Moray House in Edinburgh.
A former teacher of Computing at Newbattle Community High School, he has also served as an ICT Curriculum Development Officer and an Adult Education Tutor.
In 1999, he was elected as a City of Edinburgh Councillor, representing the Shandon ward. Donald has served on a range of Committees, and was Executive Member for Communications & Business Management (2001 to 2002), Modernising Government (2003 to 2005) and for Smart City (2000 to 2007), Chair of Edinburgh & Lothians Tourist Board and Edinburgh Convention Bureau (2003 to 2005), Chair of the Edinburgh International Science Festival (1999 to 2007) and Chair of the Edinburgh South West Neighbourhood Partnership (2007 to 2012).
Amongst his other interests is the International Centre for Mathematical Sciences. In his free time, Donald enjoys reading, science fiction, opera and history, and spending time with his partner Elaine and grandchildren.