Gavin Mowat

Policy Adviser (Rural Communities)
0131 653 5400

Gavin joined Scottish Land & Estates having worked as a Parliamentary Officer for Christian Allard MSP in the rural constituency of North East Scotland. Gavin has a strong grounding in rural policy and issues affecting rural communities, in addition to a number of years of experience dealing with planning, transport, housing, digital connectivity and community issues at various levels – both parliamentary and constituency. In 2003, Gavin gained a BA degree in Town and Regional Planning from Heriot-Watt University before spells studying abroad and working in media. He now regularly contributes policy briefings on rural issues for Local Government Information Unit (LGiU) Scotland.

If you were a Scottish animal, which would you be and why?
A wildcat.  Because I’m wild and elusive…?  No, it’s actually just because I like cats!

What do very few people know about you?
I have a Chinese name.

Which three words best describe your outlook on life?
Not too seriously.

If you could no longer live in Scotland, where would you choose to live and why?
Canada? Or possibly Portugal – both places I’ve never been.