Archie represents Glasgow City Council (GCC) on the Glasgow 2014 Board.
He has represented the Langside Ward since the Council was formed in 1995, and is the Council’s Executive Member for Culture and Sport, with responsibility within the Council for the delivery of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.
Archie has lived in Glasgow all his life. He left school at 16 with no qualifications and worked in the construction industry for the first 15 years of his working life. He entered higher education as a mature student, gaining a BA in 1995 and an MSc in 1999 from Glasgow Caledonian University. His dissertation was entitled: The Involvement and Empowerment of the Voluntary Sector in Urban Regeneration.