Register of Interests

Member's Name: Andy Wightman

Constituency: Lothian

Date on which initial statement lodged: 07 June 2016

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:
Prior to my election I conducted research and writing on a full time basis, as a sole trader. In this financial year I anticipate receiving remuneration of approximately £7,200 for (a) work carried out and completed prior to the date of the election and (b) work commissioned prior to 5 May 2016 but not yet completed. I do not intend to take on any more work of this nature while serving as an MSP. On 12 August 2016 I received £2,725.80 of royalty payments for published books. In addition I receive subscription payments to which amount to approximately £500 a month. In total, I anticipate receiving remuneration of between £10,001 and £15,000 this financial year. [Amended interest 23 August 2016]

On 18 November 2016 I received remuneration of £150 from Moray Council (of High Street, Elgin, Moray, IV30 1BX) for an appearance at the Spirit of Moray Book Festival. [Registered 12 December 2016]

On 14 February 2017 I received £66 under the Public Lending Right (administered by the British Library, of the PLR office, the British Library, Stockton-on-Tees). The Public Lending Right ensures that British authors receive payment for the free lending of their books. [Registered 27 February 2017]

No registrable interests

Overseas visits:
No registrable interests

Controlled transactions:
No registrable interests

Heritable property:
No registrable interests

Interest in shares:
No registrable interests

I own 2,453 shares in Standard Life plc.

I own 10 X £50 shares in Apple Juice (Applecross) Ltd, a Community Benefit Society.

I am an Honorary Fellow of the School of Geosciences, University of Edinburgh

I am a Director of the Caledonia Centre for Social Development.

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