Register of Interests

Member's Name: Edward Mountain

Constituency: Highlands and Islands

Date on which initial statement lodged: 02 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:
I am a Partner in Delfur Farms Farming Partnership, of Moray, a farming business with ancillary residential lettings. I receive remuneration in the form of utilities and insurance for my home of between £35,001 and £40,000. I expect to spend 2 to 4 hours a week on this role. [Amended interest 24 November 2016]


I am a partner in and owner of 50% of Delfur Fishings, of Moray, a rod and line salmon fishing. I expect to spend 1 hour a week on this role. In 2016 I received £14,000 income from this fishery. [Amended interest 24 November 2016]

Gifts:
No registrable interests

Overseas visits:
No registrable interests

Controlled transactions:
No registrable interests

Heritable property:
I own a 50% share of a rod and line salmon fishing in Moray, operated by Delfur Fishings, which has a total market value of between £8,200,001 and £8,300,000. The property yields a gross annual income in the range £230,001 – £240,000. [Amended interest 24 November 2016]

Interest in shares:
I own ordinary shares in Brevan Howard Macro Ltd, an investment trust, with a value of £38,700.


I own preference shares in a structured instrument created by BNP Paribas with a value of £48,880.

Voluntary:
I was formerly on the Executive Committee of the British Simmental Cattle Society. [Amended interest 02 February 2017, Ceased interest 02 February 2017]


I am a Committee member of Spey (Research) Foundation.


On Wednesday 16 November 2016 I attended a dinner hosted by the Port of Cromarty Firth, in Edinburgh. The value of this hospitality was below the threshold for registration. [Registered 17 November 2016]


On 6 February 2017, I received a cheque for £100 to my nominated charity of 'Guide Dogs for the Blind', from ScottishPower Energy Retail Ltd. [Registered 10 February 2017]


I took part in an MSP survey and for completing it, a donation was made to a charity nominated by me. A cheque for £100 was made payable to Moray Riding for the Disabled and issued and posted by PA Advocacy on 4 October 2017. [Registered 24 October 2017]


On 1 November 2017 I attended the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation Annual Dinner 2017 in Edinburgh. The value of this hospitality was below the threshold for registration. [Registered 2 November 2017]

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