John moved to the North East aged 5, where he grew up in Banchory.
Having experienced our public services first hand, he is passionate about getting a better deal for the area he's proud to call home and improving public services in rural communities.
When it was discovered that he had a detached retina aged 25 from a rugby accident as a teenager, he experienced first hand just what the NHS does for Scotland and the UK, and how important it is that it is properly funded and maintained.
John attended Banchory Primary and Banchory Academy and graduated from the University of Aberdeen with a 2:1 in History. Since then he has I worked as the Public Affairs Manager for a professional membership body.
He is passionate about human rights and has been a member of Amnesty International since University.
He has been campaigning to re-open Child and Adolescent Mental Health in-patient care in Aberdeen since 2016 and as a proud internationalist, he campaigned tirelessly in 2014 to keep Scotland in the UK and again in 2016 to keep the UK in the EU.