Tour Scotland Video Donnie Munro St Andrew’s Day St Andrews Fife
Tour Scotland video of Donnie Munro singing at a St Andrew’s Day event in Market Street on ancestry visit to St Andrews, Fife, Scotland. Donnie was born on 2 August 1953in Uig, Isle of Skye in the Inner Hebrides. He attended Gray's School of Art in Aberdeen and earned a postgraduate degree in teaching at Moray House in Edinburgh. He first saw Runrig play in 1973 and was approached one year later to become a member of the band. As lead singer of Runrig, Munro became established as the leading Gaelic popular music performer of the 1980s and 1990s. He now enjoys a successful solo career. |He was elected as Rector of the University of Edinburgh in 1991, a position he held until 1994. He contested the UK Parliamentary seat of Ross, Skye and Inverness West in the 1997 General Election but was defeated by Charles Kennedy, Liberal Democrat. He then contested the Scottish Parliament seat of Ross, Skye and Inverness West at the Scottish parliamentary election, 1999 for Labour, but was defeated by Liberal Democrat John Farquhar Munro.
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