Rob moved to West Linton in 2003, having spent his formative years on the West Coast. He studied Accountancy at Lancaster University before qualifying as a Chartered Accountant with Ernst & Young. He works for the Bank of Scotland in Edinburgh.
Rob married Becs in West Linton in 2013. He has two children, Andrew & Lucy, and two step-children, Conor and Abigail. Rob and Becs have chosen West Linton as their home, with all their children having attended both West Linton Primary and Peebles High School.
Rob is extremely honoured to be Whipman as he is a keen supporter of The Whipman Play and the strong local community. He follows the Linton Hotspurs, is a member of West Linton Golf Club, and enjoys socialising with his many good friends in the village. He keeps active by playing squash, golf, cycling and more recently horse riding!