Bruce Millan

1927 - 2013

Politician. Millan was born in Dundee, the eldest son of a frequently unemployed shipyard worker, and educated at the Harris Academy in the city. He served as Labour Member of Parliament for Glasgow Craigton (1955-83) and when that seat was abolished for Govan (1983-88). Millan occupied the post of Secretary of State for Scotland (1976-9). He went on to become European Commissioner for Regional Policy and Cohesion (1989-95) and he chaired the Millan Committee which proposed reforms in mental health care in Scotland (1999 - 2001). He was awarded an honorary degree by the University of Abertay (1994) and was elected an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

He died in Glasgow, with his funeral held in Govan Parish Church.

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