Alexander MacEwan

Alexander MacEwan

Sir Alexander MacEwan, Kt. was a leader of firstly the Scottish Party, and then the Scottish National Party (SNP).

He was leader of the Scottish Party and then after the merger with the National Party of Scotland to form the Scottish National Party in 1934.

The Party’s 1935 general election was disappointing with only Inverness and MacEwan in the Hebrides achieving respectable results. In by-elections, the results varied from 31% in the Combined Scottish Universities constituency, to 6.8% in Dumbarton constituency in 1936.

He was leader of the SNP until 1936 when he was succeeded by Andrew Dewar Gibb.

He also served as a Burgh Councillor for Inverness, and was Provost of Inverness 1925-1931. He was knighted by King George V in 1932. During MacEwan's term as Provost, he objected to the use of the English Coat of Arms being used by the Council to celebrate a Royal commemoration. MacEwan Drive in Inverness is named after him.

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