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Preceded by  Maureen Watt
Nationality  Scottish
Domestic partner  Eleanor Scott
Preceded by  Jamie Stone
Name  Rob Gibson
Party  Scottish National Party
Majority  7,458
Role  Scottish Politician
Succeeded by  John Finnie
Preceded by  Winnie Ewing
Education  University of Dundee

Rob Gibson wwwcaithnessorgfpbelection2007scottishparliam
Born  10 October 1945 (age 70) Glasgow (1945-10-10)
Political party  Scottish National Party
Books  Rya International Certificat, Rya Cevni Handbook, Plaids & bandanas, Highland Cowboys: From the, Andrew de Moray's north risin

General Questions - Scottish Parliament: 10th December 2015

Robert McKay "Rob" Gibson (born 10 October 1945) is a Scottish politician. A member of the Scottish National Party (SNP), he was a Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) 2003–2016, first as a Highlands and Islands regional member 2003–11, then representing the constituency of Caithness, Sutherland and Ross 2011–16.


Rob gibson msp scottish national party for caithness sutherland and ross

Early life

Gibson was born in Glasgow on 10 October 1945. He was educated at the University of Dundee, where he headed the SNP student wing, the Federation of Student Nationalists. He was a district councillor in Ross and Cromarty and worked as a senior secondary school teacher in Alness and Invergordon before taking early retirement in 1995.

Political career

Gibson stood as SNP candidate for the Inverness seat in the United Kingdom general election, February 1974. He stood as a candidate for Ross, Cromarty and Skye in 1987 and again in 1992.

Gibson was first elected to the Scottish Parliament in the 2003 election from the Highlands and Islands regional list, and was re-elected for this region in 2007.

Since the beginning of the fourth Scottish Parliament, he has been the Convener of the Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee.

In 2012, the Scottish Renewables Green Energy Awards named him their Politician of the Year.

In May 2015 he announced that he would not stand for re-election in 2016.

Personal life

His partner is the former Highlands and Islands MSP, Eleanor Scott, of the Scottish Green Party.

Gibson is also a musician and an author, and has written several books about Highland history and emigration. These include Plaids and Bandanas, The Highland Clearances Trail and Highland Cowboys.


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