Eric MacLeod was born in Dingwall in the Highlands. His early post graduate career was in Accountancy in London, but he made a life change at the age of thirty to become a crofter and self-employed worker in a variety of ways. Since leaving the croft he has worked as a Business Adviser across the Highlands. He is also currently running his own business in horse feed supplements. He has returned to the area of his birth with his wife Ruth of 37 years and has two daughters and three grandchildren.