Steve Chisholm

ALBA Candidate for Caithness, Sutherland & Easter Ross

Steve was born in Inverness and raised in Lochaber, a Highlander born and bred, a father, a grandfather, and a committed advocate for the future of Scotland. He has lived the Scottish experience, from the classroom in a small village to Boardrooms across the globe, and back to the heart of Easter Ross where he works to drive innovation and growth in one of Scotland's leading energy service companies.

He has carried the torch for our nation's right to self-determination since childhood. At the forefront of today’s renewable energy revolution, he knows the UK and Scottish Governments’ ambitions for net zero and energy security cannot be met without reliance on Scotland’s vast natural resources, much of which lies off the coast of the Highlands and Islands. If these ambitions are to be met, our resources exploited, it must unlock prosperity for our Highland communities and benefit all of Scotland.

Poor transport links, a shortage of affordable housing, and an under resourced education system, these are not just inconveniences, they are injustices that send our young people away from the communities they love. Steve will work tirelessly to promote economic growth and spearhead investment into our region. He will fight for a future where our young do not have to leave to live, where our industries provide careers that sustain families and communities for generations, and where everyone can prosper.

Years on the Board of a community sports charity and as an Ambassador to the Highland Hospice have shown Steve the crucial role our third sector plays in our society and he will work to ensure the sector receives the support it needs. Only independence can deliver the levers needed for full economic growth and prosperity and as an Alba Party candidate Steve will champion independence for Scotland and home rule for the Highlands.