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

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

Early life

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

Political career

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]


Baronetage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Sir Denis Mortimer Mountain, 3rd Baronet
(of Oare Manor and Brendon)
Succeeded by