Danus Skene, Scottish politician, Died at 72


Danus George Moncrieff Skene was born on April 2, 1944, in Dundee and died on August 19, 2016.
He was a Scottish politician.
He studied at the University of Sussex, the University of Chicago and the University of Aberdeen before becoming a schoolteacher in Elgin.
His teaching career later included stints in Israel and Kenya, work in the education department of Tayside Regional Council, and also service on the board of the Scottish Qualification Authority.
He joined the Labour Party and stood unsuccessfully in Kinross and West Perthshire in both February and October 1974 general elections, and served on the party’s Scottish Executive.
During 1976, he was a founder of the Scottish Labour Party (SLP), a split from the Labour Party.
Although, by 2007, he was concerned that the party now regarded itself as British unionist, when he was a Scottish nationalist.
Danus Skene passed away at 72 years old.