Register Of Interests

Member's Name: Michelle Ballantyne

Constituency: South Scotland

Date on which initial statement lodged:

All MSPs are required to provide details of their interests under the Interests of Members of the Scottish Parliament Act 2006 (asp 12). The Register of Interests of Members of the Scottish Parliament lists details of interests registered under categories such as remuneration, heritable property and gifts. More information about the exact nature of information required under each category of interest can be found at Volume 2: sections 1 and 2 of the Code of Conduct for Members of the Scottish Parliament.

Information on the exact nature of the requirement under each category can be found in the Interests of Members of the Scottish Parliament Act 2006 (asp 12).


Remuneration and related undertaking:
I am a local authority councillor for Scottish Borders Council (of Newtown St. Boswells, Melrose, TD6 0SA). I work 16 hours per week in this post and receive remuneration of between £20,001 and £25,000 a year, which includes provision of a laptop and mobile phone and reimbursement of mileage. From July 2017 I will be donating my salary to the Haining Charitable Trust.


Until 4 August 2017 I was head of service at Stable Life Limited, a charitable company limited by guarantee (of Dryden Farm, Ashkirk, Selkirk, TD7 4NT). Until 23 May 2017 I worked approximately 20 hours per week in this role. I received remuneration of between £15,001 and £20,000 a year for undertaking this work. On that date I ceased receiving remuneration for this post and, until 4 August 2017, provided consultancy on a voluntary basis. [Amended interest 24 October 2017]


I am a director of Ballantynes of Walkerburn, a manufacturing company (of Jubilee Mill, Jubilee Road, Walkerburn, EH43 6AB). I work approximately 2 hours per month in this role. I receive remuneration of between £5,001 and £10,000 a year for undertaking this role.

Gifts:
No registrable interests.

Overseas visits:
No registrable interests

Controlled transactions:
No registrable interests.

Heritable property:
I own a flat in the Scottish Borders with a market value of between £50,001 and £100,000. I anticipate that this flat will yield gross income of between £5,001 and £10,000 annually. This income will not be received by me as the flat is managed by a member of my family.

Interest in shares:
I own ordinary voting shares, ordinary shares and preference shares in Ballantynes of Walkerburn, a manufacturing company and a close family business. These shares have a market value of approximately £160,000. The shares represent 37.69 per cent of the issued share capital of the company.

Voluntary:
I am the Managing Trustee of the Haining Charitable Trust.


I am a member of the Newtown Community Wing Committee.


I am a member of the Selkirk Common Riding Trust.


I am an adminstrator of the Selkirk Common Good Fund.


I am a Director and Trustee at Live Borders. I receive no remuneration from this role. [Registered 24 October 2017]

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