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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

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 7 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Crofting

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Gaelic

Member

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 Social Enterprise

Member

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 had 1 previous role

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

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: 8 September 2022

Future of Scottish Ferries

Ariane Burgess (Highlands and Islands) (Green): "Can the minister expand on how we ensure that the interests of island communities, including as full a range of voices as possible, will be at the forefront of decision making in future?"

Rural Affairs, Islands and Natural Environment Committee meeting date: 7 September 2022

Rural Affairs and Islands Remit

Ariane Burgess (Highlands and Islands) (Green): "My question is about funding. The committee is well aware that we spend more than £500 million on agriculture support payments each year and that we need that money to work for the climate, for nature and for food production…

Chamber meeting date: 6 September 2022

Programme for Government 2022-23

Ariane Burgess (Highlands and Islands) (Green): "When Greens came into government through the Bute house agreement a year ago, one of our main priorities was a new deal for tenants…

Local Government, Housing and Planning Committee meeting date: 6 September 2022

Pre-Budget Scrutiny 2022-23

The Convener: "Agenda item 2 is an evidence-taking session on affordable housing provision in Scotland as part of this year’s pre-budget scrutiny…

Local Government, Housing and Planning Committee meeting date: 6 September 2022

Decision on Taking Business in Private

The Convener (Ariane Burgess): "Good morning and welcome to the 22nd meeting in 2022 of the Local Government, Housing and Planning Committee. We have received apologies from Annie Wells and Mark Griffin…

Votes

How Ariane Burgess has voted in Parliament

Find out how Ariane Burgess has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-05254

Business Programme

Submitted by: George Adam, Paisley, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Result 63 for, 47 against, 0 abstained, 19 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-05154

Fireworks and Pyrotechnic Articles (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Ash Regan, Edinburgh Eastern, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Supported by: Keith Brown
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Result 84 for, 0 against, 25 abstained, 20 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-05235.3

Northern Ireland Protocol Bill

Submitted by: Sarah Boyack, Lothian, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Supported by: Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Result 85 for, 25 against, 0 abstained, 19 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-05235.2

Northern Ireland Protocol Bill

Submitted by: Donald Cameron, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Result 25 for, 85 against, 0 abstained, 19 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-05254.1

Business Programme

Submitted by: Stephen Kerr, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Supported by: Jeremy Balfour, Miles Briggs, Alexander Burnett, Donald Cameron, Jackson Carlaw, Finlay Carson, Sharon Dowey, Russell Findlay, Murdo Fraser, Meghan Gallacher, Maurice Golden, Pam Gosal, Jamie Greene, Dr. Sandesh Gulhane, Jamie Halcro Johnston, Rachael Hamilton, Craig Hoy, Liam Kerr, Dean Lockhart, Douglas Lumsden, Edward Mountain, Oliver Mundell, Douglas Ross, Graham Simpson, Liz Smith, Alexander Stewart, Sue Webber, Annie Wells, Tess White, Brian Whittle
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Result 47 for, 63 against, 0 abstained, 19 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Ariane Burgess has submitted in Parliament

These are the questions that this MSP has asked the Scottish Government about its work. It also includes any answer to these questions.

Question ref. S6W-11056

Asked by: Burgess, Ariane, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 21 September 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what proportion of the (a) pelagic, (b) scallop dredge, (c) demersal fleets and (d) vessels with an overall length of 12 meters and under are currently fitted with (i) a vessel monitoring system, (ii) an electronic logbook and (iii) a remote electronic monitoring system with cameras, sensors and GPS, capable of…

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-10506

Asked by: Burgess, Ariane, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 23 August 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government how many farm holdings in Scotland are over (a) 3,000 ha, (b) 2,000 ha, (c) 1,000 ha and (d) 500 ha, also broken down by region and also given as a percentage of total farm holdings."

Answered by: Mairi Gougeon on 2 September 2022

Question ref. S6W-10518

Asked by: Burgess, Ariane, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 23 August 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what it is doing to ensure that sufficient accommodation is available for students with conditional offers."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-10505

Asked by: Burgess, Ariane, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 23 August 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government how many acres of Scotland’s land are currently in community ownership."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-09411

Asked by: Burgess, Ariane, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 28 June 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what consideration it has given to a Low Emission Zone (LEZ) in Inverness, in light of its approval of LEZ plans for Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Dundee."

Answered by: Jenny Gilruth on 25 July 2022

Question ref. S6W-08986

Asked by: Burgess, Ariane, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 9 June 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to review the licensing process for mountain hare control."

Answered by: Mairi McAllan on 21 June 2022

Question ref. S6W-08985

Asked by: Burgess, Ariane, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 9 June 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will consider extending the Fair Fares review to include the Aberdeen-Inverness train line, in light of the public ownership of ScotRail and in order to tackle congestion on the A96 and reduce carbon emissions."

Answered by: Jenny Gilruth on 15 June 2022

Question ref. S6W-08259

Asked by: Burgess, Ariane, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 28 April 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to improve support and care for people experiencing perimenopause symptoms."

Answered by: Maree Todd on 10 May 2022

Question ref. S6W-06757

Asked by: Burgess, Ariane, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 24 February 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the 2021 report published by NatureScot, as part of the Scottish Entanglement Alliance, Understanding the scale and impacts of marine animal entanglement in the Scottish creel fishery, which identifies concerns about the entanglement rates of minke whales, humpback whales and other protected species, what…

Answered by: Mairi Gougeon on 8 March 2022

Question ref. S6W-05889

Asked by: Burgess, Ariane, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 26 January 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government when all state-owned ferries will be replaced by zero or low emission vessels."

Answered by: Jenny Gilruth on 8 February 2022

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