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Chamber and committees

Rural Affairs, Islands and Natural Environment Committee

The Rural Affairs, Islands and Natural Environment Committee was established in June 2021. It focuses on areas including:

  • farming
  • food and drink supply,
  • animal welfare,
  • fisheries and aquaculture,
  • crofting
  • issues relevant to the Islands (Scotland) Act 2018 (external website)

Next meeting

Meeting details are not yet available. They will be published here in due course.

Get in touch

If you want to get in touch, you can contact Emma Johnston, the Clerk for the committee.

Address: The Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh, EH99 1SP

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If you're appearing as a witness at a committee, take a look at our witness guide for more information.

Members

Members of the Rural Affairs, Islands and Natural Environment Committee

Current Members

Carson, Finlay

Finlay Carson

Convener

Party: Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for: Galloway and West Dumfries (Constituency)

Wishart, Beatrice

Beatrice Wishart

Deputy Convener

Party: Scottish Liberal Democrats

MSP for: Shetland Islands (Constituency)

Adam, Karen

Karen Adam

Member

Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: Banffshire and Buchan Coast (Constituency)

Allan, Dr Alasdair

Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: Na h-Eileanan an Iar (Constituency)

Burgess, Ariane

Party: Scottish Green Party

MSP for: Highlands and Islands (Region)

Fairlie, Jim

Jim Fairlie

Member

Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: Perthshire South and Kinross-shire (Constituency)

Hamilton, Rachael

Party: Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for: Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire (Constituency)

Minto, Jenni

Jenni Minto

Member

Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: Argyll and Bute (Constituency)

Villalba, Mercedes

Party: Scottish Labour

MSP for: North East Scotland (Region)

Substitute Members

Harper, Emma

Emma Harper

Substitute Member

Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: South Scotland (Region)

McArthur, Liam

Liam McArthur

Substitute Member

Party: Scottish Liberal Democrats

MSP for: Orkney Islands (Constituency)

Mountain, Edward

Edward Mountain

Substitute Member

Party: Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for: Highlands and Islands (Region)

Smyth, Colin

Colin Smyth

Substitute Member

Party: Scottish Labour

MSP for: South Scotland (Region)

Committee work

Correspondence

Committee correspondence

Rural Affairs, Islands and Natural Environment Committee

The Phytosanitary Conditions (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2021

Letter from the Minister for Environment and Land Reform to the NZET Convener, 16 September 2021

Remit

To consider and report on matters falling within the responsibility of the Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and Islands.