Sir Edward Mountain, 4th Baronet

Sir Edward Brian Stanford Mountain, 4th Baronet (born 19 March 1961) is a Scottish Conservative Party politician who has been a Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) for the Highlands and Islands region since the election in May 2016.[1]

Sir Edward Mountain

Edward Mountain MSP.jpg
Member of the Scottish Parliament
for Highlands and Islands
(1 of 7 Regional MSPs)
Assumed office
5 May 2016
Personal details
Born (1961-03-19) 19 March 1961 (age 59)
Political partyScottish Conservative Party

Early lifeEdit

Mountain joined the Blues and Royals regiment of the British Army from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in October 1981.[2]

Political careerEdit

In the 2011 he stood in the Caithness, Sutherland and Ross constituency where he finished fourth.[3]

He stood unsuccessfully in the Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey constituency in the 2015 United Kingdom general election. In the 2016 Scottish Parliament election he stood as the Conservative candidate for the Inverness and Nairn, coming second to Fergus Ewing although Mountain took one of the three places that the Conservatives won on the regional list.[4]

Mountain is the Scottish Conservative spokesperson for land reform.[5]


  1. ^ "Election 2016: Highlands and Islands. Scottish Parliament region". BBC News. 6 May 2016.
  2. ^ London Gazette
  3. ^ "Vote 2011: Scotland: Constituencies: Caithness, Sutherland & Ross". BBC News. Retrieved 8 May 2016.
  4. ^ Crichton, Emma (6 May 2016). "Scottish Parliamentary Election round up". Highland News. Retrieved 6 May 2016.
  5. ^ "Scottish Conservative appointments for new parliamentary term". Scottish Conservative Party. Retrieved 26 May 2016.
Baronetage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Sir Denis Mortimer Mountain, 3rd Baronet
(of Oare Manor and Brendon)
Succeeded by