Brendan lives in Helensburgh with his wife and two daughters. Originally from Glasgow, he has lived in Argyll and Bute since 2004.
Educated at St. Andrew’s Secondary School in Carntyne, Brendan worked with Glasgow District Council for a few years before attending Strathclyde University, from where he graduated in 1992 with a 2:1 in Economic History and Modern History.
He has twice before represented the SNP at a General Election; in Springburn in 1987 and again in Glasgow Central in 1992.
Prior to his election to Parliament in May 2015, Brendan was an independent, award-winning television producer and has worked for STV, SKY SPORTS and the BBC.
Among his credits are Comedy Connections and Movie Connections (BBC1), The Football Years (STV), Scotland’s Greatest Album (STV), Road To Referendum (STV) and completed the second series of David Hayman’s very successful series, On Weir’s Way, following in the footsteps of Tom Weir.