Rob Gibson

Politician, Person

1945 –


Who is Rob Gibson?

Rob Gibson MSP is a Scottish politician. A member of the Scottish National Party, he was elected to the Scottish Parliament to represent Caithness, Sutherland and Ross in the 2011 election. Gibson was first elected to the Scottish Parliament in the 2003 election for the Highlands and Islands, and was re-elected for this region in 2007.

While attending the University of Dundee 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.

In the Scottish Parliament, he is the Deputy Convener of the Economy, Enterprise and Tourism Committee, and a leading member of the Transport, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee - all areas of importance to the economy of the north of Scotland.

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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Oct 10, 1945
  • Scotland
  • University of Dundee
Lived in
  • Glasgow

on July 23, 2013


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