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Robbie Rowantree
Conservative Prospective Parliamentary Candidate

Title and Age :   Mr. - 40 ( D.o.B. 09/02/61 )

Home Address : The Keeper's House, Gordonbush,
Brora, Sutherland, KW9 6LX.

Al                Contact Numbers :01408 621345 (H); 
   01408 622722 (B)

                                                 0771 330 8839 (Mobile)

                             e-mail ;

Marital Status :  Married to Jeanne (nee MacDonald)

Ag               Children :            Niall (18), Shira (17), Donald (15),

                                               Robbie (14), Christina (9).


Education & Qualifications

Thurso High School
Farr Secondary School
Golspie High School
Inverness College
(Transport Management)
Member, Institute of Transport Administration
Affiliate, Institute of Logistics and Transport

Career Details
Estate Manager
Meoble Estate, Morar
Gamekeeper / Stalker
Gordonbush Estate
Director / Transport Manager
Clyne Transport Ltd, Helmsdale

                     Political Experience / Public Service
Chairman: Brora Community Council.(elected July 1998)
Chairman: Association of East & Mid Sutherland Community Councils

 Special Constable, Northern Constabulary.(appointed July 1998)

 Member of Sutherland Drug and Alcohol Forum

 Vice Chairman, Scottish Conservative Countryside Forum

 Director of Sutherland Partnership (Social Inclusion Provider)

 Secretary / Treasurer of the Sutherland Branch SC&UP.(Feb 2000)

 Selected as PPC for the CS&ER constituency for Westminster.


Other Interests

All Country Pursuits, All Rural issues, Civil Liberties, Conservation

and related issues, Transport Policy and related issues. Information

Technology, The music of the Highland Bagpipe (as a listener).


Member of Scottish Crofters Union.


Member of The British Deer Society.


Member of The Scottish Gamekeepers Association.


Member of the Game Conservancy Trust.


Corporate Member of Caithness and Sutherland Chamber of Commerce


Public Relations Officer ; Highland Branch, Institute of Transport Administration

Vice Chairman ; Highland sub-branch, Institute of Logistics and Transport

 Spokesman ; Scottish Hill Packs Association ( Called to give evidence to the Rural Development Committee of

The Scottish Parliament during the consideration of Lord Watson's "Wild Mammals - Hunting with Dogs Bill") 

 Committee member ;  Northern Branch of Scottish Countryside Alliance

 Committee member ; Sutherland Folk Festival

 Chairman ; Fascally Heritage Centre Working Group

 Ex-officio on various local committees in capacity of Chair Brora CC and Chair AE&MSCC

 Media & Press

Letters and Articles in local and national press

 Radio Scotland / Leslie Riddoch ; panellist on a Right to Roam 'phone-in'. Interviewed several times on

 Countryside Issues. Art Coull show , Grass Roots etc

 Interview with Grampian TV following a speech made to the Countryside rally in Inverness Sept '99, Interview

With BBC Scotland following the SGA march in Edinburgh.