Register of Interests

Member's Name: Jeane Freeman

Constituency: Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley

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:
Until the end of April 2016, when the company completed its final contract, I worked full time for Freeman Associates Ltd, a public affairs consultancy (in the local authority of Glasgow City Council) as the owner of the company. I will receive a final payment of £1,680 at the end of May 2016. This payment is for the final contract that the company undertook and the company ceased trading in May 2016. [Amended interest 21 November 2016]


Until 13 May 2016 I was a columnist with The National newspaper (of 200 Renfield Street, Glasgow G2 3QB), writing approximately 40 columns per year, and receiving remuneration of between £3,001 and £5,000 per annum. I have now ceased writing this column and will no longer receive this remuneration.

Gifts:
No registrable interests

Overseas visits:
No registrable interests

Controlled transactions:
No registrable interests

Heritable property:
I own, jointly with my civil partner, a flat in Argyll and Bute with a market value of up to £50,000 and a gross rental income of up to £5,000 per annum, this rental income is received solely by my civil partner. [Amended interest 30 March 2017]


From 22 November 2016 I own, jointly with my civil partner, a flat in Argyll and Bute with a market value of up to £70,000. [Registered 30 March 2017]

Interest in shares:
I own ordinary shares in Freeman Associates Ltd, a public affairs consultancy, representing 100% of the issued share capital, with a value of £1.

Voluntary:
I am a member of CIPR.


Until 20 May 2016 I was an associate consultant for SOLACE.


Until 20 May 2016 I was an elected member of the National Committee of Women for Independence.


On 10 June 2016 I visited Hendrick’s distillers and received a gift of two miniature bottles of Hendrick’s Gin and a book, with a value of up to £40.


I am a member of Women for Independence. [Registered 21 November 2016]


On 22 September 2016 I received the gift of a bottle of "Spirit of Scotland" craft beer from Visit Scotland. The value of this gift was £2.70. [Registered 21 November 2016]


On 1 October 2016 I attended two Cumnock Tryst events as a guest. The value of the tickets was £56. [Registered 21 November 2016]


On 21 October 2016 I attended a meeting at the Catrine CEVIC, I received a copy of the book "A Lot 0f Genuine Folks and A Wheen o Rougues" by Richard Stenlake. The value of this book was £16. [Registered 21 November 2016]


On 29 October 2016 I attended the Annual STUC Women's Conference in Perth and was gifted framed picture from the STUC Women's Committee with an estimated value of £30. [Registered 21 November 2016]


On 19 November 2016 I attended the Annual STUC Disabled Workers Conference in Cumbernauld. I was gifted a box of chocolates from the STUC Disabled Workers Committee with an estimated value of £5. [Registered 21 November 2016]


On 18 August 2016 I attended an event at the Edinburgh Book Festival as a guest of OU Scotland - no expenses or remuneration were received in connection with this event. [Registered 29 November 2016]


On 3 February 2017 when opening the Dalrymple Early Childhood Centre I was presented with a hand painted canvas which the children had created from finger-paints. The estimated nominal value of this canvas is £20. [Registered 30 March 2017]


On 3 February 2017 at my official constituency office opening I was presented with the following gifts from the Provost of East Ayrshire - Highland cow brooch with a value of £16; Two EAC Burns Crystal glasses with an estimated value of £25 and a 700ml bottle of The Famous Grouse Blended Scotch Whisky with a value of £15. [Registered 30 March 2017]


On 15 March 2017 I received a copy of "Poverty in Scotland 2014" published by the Child Poverty Action Group. The value of this is £12.00. [Registered 30 March 2017]


On 22 April 2017 I was gifted two tickets to the Eddie Reader Concert at Kilmarnock Palace Theatre. The value of these tickets was £50. [Registered 02 May 2017]


On 26 May I was gifted, from OU Scotland, one ticket to the Dumfries and Galloway Arts Festival Performance of "Wind Resistance". The value of this ticket was £23. [Registered 07 June 2017]

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