Early life and career
He returned to Scotland in 1986, studied European Law at Leeds University and spent a year studying in Germany.
He graduated from Nottingham Law School in 1996, and gained a Master's degree in European Studies from the College of Europe in Natolin. He also for one year taught English in India and worked with Scotland Europa in Brussels.
Smith later moved to London where he qualified as a lawyer with commercial law firm Clifford Chance.
Prior to his election he worked on the SNP staff in Holyrood.
He was elected as an MEP for the first time in 2004 and re-elected in 2009 and 2014.
- http://alynsmith.eu/ Official website
- http://www.alynsmith.eu/index.php?page=about-alyn Alyn Smith MEP: About Alyn.