Ruth McAteer is the joint youngest, with her twin sister, of four kids. She grew up in Milton Of Campsie and now resides in her wee one bedroom bungalow in Kirkintilloch.
She began working for NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde in 2001.
Her first exposure to political activism was as a baby when her mother took her and her brothers and sister to a March to commemorate Hiroshima.
She first became interested in getting involved in politics in the mid/late 90’s when her brother joined SSP. She eventually joined the party after attending a public meeting during the campaign, and then joined the local radical independence campaign group formed after the referendum result.In January 2016 she joined a drama group called the Women’s Creative Company and in April appeared in a performance called Privilege, which written entirely by the members of the group, which focused on privilege and inequality. Ruth also appeared on the radio to promote the show. You can read about the show here.
You can also follow Ruth on twitter