Edward Mountain MSP

Edward Mountain is a Member of the Scottish Parliament for Highlands and Islands Region (Scottish Conservative), having been re-elected on 6 May 2021. 

He is currently the Convenor of the Scottish Parliament’s Net Zero, Energy and Transport Committee and is also the Scottish Conservatives’ spokesperson for Veterans. 

Edward’s area of interests includes health care provision in the Highlands, improving infrastructure, and renewing the Highland school estate. Edward also supports a strong local economy and is passionate about agriculture and fisheries. 

Before entering politics Edward enjoyed a long career as a soldier. He joined the army in 1980 and his military service took him to Cyprus, Uganda, Germany, Canada, United Kingdom, Spain and Egypt. Edward left the army in 1992 but continued to serve as a reservist for a further six years. 

After leaving the army, Edward went on to qualify as a chartered surveyor in 1997, becoming a senior partner for a firm based in Inverness in 2006. 

In 2007, Edward returned home to farm and runs a herd of 180 pedigree Simmentals and grows 300 acres of barley. 

Edward Mountain MSP
  • Organisation
    Net Zero, Energy and Transport Committee