Gavin Berkenheger is a born and bred Highlander, standing in the 2019 General Election for Ross, Skye and Lochaber with the Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party.
Gavin owns and operates his own consultancy business in Muir of Ord, practicing as a Chartered and European qualified geologist, conducting ground surveys and mapping throughout the UK and Ireland.
Gavin was brought up on the Black Isle, helping with his family’s tourism business and boarding kennels, and graduated from Aberdeen University. He is an active community member, with interests in leisure and science outreach, and intimately understands the many challenges facing businesses and communities in the Highlands.
Having extensive experience of working closely with the environment, landowners, academia, business and finance, and now nurturing a young family, Gavin believes that he can speak for the people of the Highlands from a position of real knowledge and with a positive, constructive view of the future. He believes in the strength of the Union and opposes another divisive Scottish referendum.
If elected, Gavin will champion finding sustainable answers to the serious issues affecting our public services, most importantly in social care, roads and education. As a trained scientist, used to taking evidence-based decisions, he will lead the way in the climate change debate, fighting on your behalf for a truly sustainable future where problems are solved by real collaboration, and not obscured by separatism, division and inflexible ideology.