Edward Mountain is a Member of the Scottish Parliament for Highlands and Islands Region (Scottish Conservative).
He is one of the seven regional MSPs for the Highlands and Islands Region having been elected on 6 May 2016. Edward is also the Convener of the Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee of the Scottish Parliament.
Edward’s area of interests includes health care provision in the Highlands, supporting the local economy and 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.