Ray James

Ray James

ALBA Candidate for Mid Dunbartonshire

Ray, originally from England, has lived in Mid-Dunbartonshire, Scotland, for four decades. Married with a grown family and two grandchildren, he spent over 30 years in Financial Services before moving into acting, scriptwriting, directing, and photography.

At 59, Ray was nominated for a Scottish BAFTA New Talent award and won Best Film at a USA festival. He witnessed the de-industrialisation of Wales and Scotland and saw wealth extracted for England's benefit.

Ray was treasurer of a Bearsden charity improving play facilities and parks. Frustrated by Westminster's stance on Scottish self-determination, he actively supported the independence movement, traveling across Scotland to advocate.

Ray hosted a podcast interviewing politicians about independence. As an Alba founder, he argues that Westminster's approach harms Scotland, emphasizing the need for independence. He encourages Scots to believe in themselves, assuring that all political values can thrive in an independent Scotland.