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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Ariane Burgess

Scottish Green Party

MSP for Highlands and Islands (Region) 2021 - present day

About Ariane Burgess

Contact details

Contact online

X (previously known as Twitter): @ArianeBurgessHI

Facebook: Ariane's facebook

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6330
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at local office

Phone: 07385 930565
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Cross-party groups

Ariane is a member of 9 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Crofting

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Fisheries and Coastal Communities

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Gaelic

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Housing

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Islands

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Rural Policy

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Scots Language

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Social Enterprise

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Wellbeing Economy

Member

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Ariane has 1 parliamentary and government role

Conveners Group

Member

Party Roles

Ariane has 4 party roles

Party Spokesperson on Communities

Scottish Green Party

Party Spokesperson on Housing

Scottish Green Party

Party Spokesperson on Land Reform

Scottish Green Party

Party Spokesperson on Rural Affairs

Scottish Green Party

Previous roles

Ariane has had 2 previous roles

Previous roles in cross-party groups are not included in this list.

17 June 2021 - 01 February 2023

Rural Affairs Islands and Natural Environment Committee

Member

17 June 2021 - 22 June 2021

Local Government Housing and Planning Committee

Member

Register of interests

Ariane's register of interests

MSPs must provide details of their financial interests in the Register of Interests. They make an initial statement on becoming or being returned as an MSP. This is then updated with any changes they provide.

Here is the register for Ariane Burgess. The date of their initial statement was 02 June 2021.

Remuneration and related undertaking

I published a book with Inner Traditions International Ltd, (of 1 Park Row, Rochester, Vermont, 05767, USA), a publishing house. I expect to receive remuneration of up to £500 per annum. This remuneration represents royalties for a book written prior to my election.

Gifts

No registrable interests.

Overseas visits

No registrable interests.

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests.

Heritable property

No registrable interests.

Interest in shares

No registrable interests.

Voluntary

No registrable interests.

Recent Activity

What was said

What Ariane Burgess has said in Parliament

These are the official transcripts of what was said by this MSP in the chamber and at committee meetings. You'll find the topic discussed and how many times this MSP has contributed to the discussion.

Chamber meeting date: 13 June 2024

Empty Homes Officers (Funding)

2. Ariane Burgess (Highlands and Islands) (Green): "To ask the Scottish Government whether it will consider increasing funding for empty homes officers, in light of the First Minister’s reported statement that empty homes are key to tackling the housing emergency. (S6O-03574)"

Chamber meeting date: 12 June 2024

Rural Depopulation

Ariane Burgess (Highlands and Islands) (Green): "I thank Tim Eagle for this important debate. As we have heard, the depopulation of rural and island communities is one of the most pressing challenges that our nation faces. It is often closely intertwined with deep-rooted issues of rural poverty…

Local Government, Housing and Planning Committee meeting date: 11 June 2024

Housing (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1

The Convener (Ariane Burgess): "Good morning, and welcome to the 19th meeting in 2024 of the Local Government, Housing and Planning Committee. Please note that apologies have been received from Stephanie Callaghan…

Chamber meeting date: 5 June 2024

Road Infrastructure

Ariane Burgess (Highlands and Islands) (Green): "As a nation, we face an urgent climate crisis that demands bold action. The transport sector is Scotland’s most significant contributor to climate change and is responsible for more than a quarter of our greenhouse gas emissions…

Rural Affairs and Islands Committee meeting date: 5 June 2024

Salmon Farming in Scotland

Ariane Burgess (Highlands and Islands) (Green): "I am interested in understanding whether you think that sufficient progress has been made in the implementation of the previous RECC inquiry’s recommendations on the environmental impacts of salmon farming…

Votes

How Ariane Burgess has voted in Parliament

Find out how Ariane Burgess has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-13602.1

Scottish Government Priorities: Investing in Scotland’s Public Services

Submitted by: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 13, 2024

Result 24 for, 81 against, 0 abstained, 24 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-13602.2

Scottish Government Priorities: Investing in Scotland’s Public Services

Submitted by: Mark Griffin, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 13, 2024

Result 45 for, 61 against, 0 abstained, 23 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-13602

Scottish Government Priorities: Investing in Scotland’s Public Services

Submitted by: Shona Robison, Dundee City East, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Supported by: Neil Gray, Ivan McKee
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 13, 2024

Result 61 for, 46 against, 0 abstained, 22 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 34 Amendment 9

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Result 29 for, 79 against, 1 abstained, 20 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 34 Amendment 6

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Result 29 for, 81 against, 1 abstained, 18 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motions

Questions

Questions Ariane Burgess has asked

These are the questions that this MSP has asked in Parliament. It also includes any answer to those questions.

Question ref. S6W-28106

Asked by: Burgess, Ariane, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 12 June 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government, regarding any impact on its climate change policies and targets, how ministers plan to take account of the advisory opinion delivered by the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea on 21 May 2024 on the request submitted to the tribunal by the Commission of Small Island States on Climate Change and…

Answer expected on 26 June 2024

Question ref. S6W-28122

Asked by: Burgess, Ariane, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 12 June 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what the deadline is for relevant authorities to publish a Good Food Nation plan."

Answer expected on 26 June 2024

Question ref. S6W-27988

Asked by: Burgess, Ariane, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 3 June 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it is still committed to its policy to promote the translocation of beavers outside of their current range, to reduce or avoid negative impacts and help reintroduce beavers to appropriate areas of the country."

Answered by Gillian Martin on 11 June 2024

Question ref. S6W-27987

Asked by: Burgess, Ariane, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 3 June 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to NatureScot's reported view that the community engagement process carried out by Trees for Life and Forestry Land Scotland regarding the Glen Affric beaver translocation proposal was above and beyond what is required."

Answered by Jim Fairlie on 11 June 2024

Question ref. S6W-27905

Asked by: Burgess, Ariane, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 30 May 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government how many fish farms have been allowed to continue using the pesticide, emamectin benzoate, at the level set by the 2017 environmental quality standard (EQS), in light of the subsequent interim EQS applying only to new and expanded fish farms."

Answered by Mairi McAllan on 11 June 2024

Question ref. S6W-27904

Asked by: Burgess, Ariane, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 30 May 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government when it will publish an analysis of its consultation on the implementation timescales for a new environmental quality standard (EQS) for emamectin benzoate, as used in fish farms, which closed on 24 July 2023."

Answered by Mairi McAllan on 11 June 2024

Question ref. S6W-27899

Asked by: Burgess, Ariane, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 30 May 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with (a) ScotRail and (b) Transport Scotland regarding the reported 12 extra services per day that would operate on the Aberdeen, Inverness and Elgin route and which have not been included in the new train timetables."

Answered by Fiona Hyslop on 11 June 2024

Question ref. S6W-27900

Asked by: Burgess, Ariane, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 31 May 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what recent discussions it has had with (a) Transport Scotland and (b) ScotRail regarding the delivery of hourly train services between Inverness and Aberdeen, as committed to in the first Strategic Transport Projects Review in 2009 and which has not been included in the new train timetables."

Answered by Fiona Hyslop on 6 June 2024

Question ref. S6O-03574

Asked by: Burgess, Ariane, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 5 June 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will consider increasing funding for empty homes officers, in light of the First Minister’s reported statement that empty homes are key to tackling the housing emergency."

Taken in the Chamber on 13 June 2024

Question ref. S6W-27890

Asked by: Burgess, Ariane, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 4 June 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government for what reason the report by a professor at Scotland's Rural College (SRUC) on the impacts of the new agricultural support framework on agricultural businesses in Shetland, Orkney and the Western Isles has not yet been published."

Answer expected on 18 June 2024

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