Ian Blackford lives on Isle of Skye with his wife Ann where they own and run a croft. Their children have all entered adult hood and have left home. Ian has a long history of working in the financial sector working with businesses in Scotland and Europe.
Since his Election to Westminster Ian has been appointed as the SNP spokesperson on Pensions.
Ian was born in Edinburgh, he first joined the SNP in the late 70s. Ian has held a variety of positons in the SNP including membership of the National Executive Committee.
As a keen football supporter Ian is frequently seen at Easter Road supporting Hibernian FC, he also travels extensively as a fan of the national football team.