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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Beatrice Wishart

Scottish Liberal Democrats

MSP for Shetland Islands (Constituency) 2019 - present day

About Beatrice Wishart

Contact details

Contact online

Twitter: @beatricewishart

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6296
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Beatrice is a member of 1 committee

Cross-party groups

Beatrice is a member of 4 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Crofting

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Mental Health

Co-Convener

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Beatrice does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Beatrice has 2 party roles

Party Spokesperson on Connectivity

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Party Spokesperson on Rural Affairs

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Previous roles

Beatrice has had 9 previous roles

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

31 August 2021 - 01 September 2021

Rural Affairs Islands and Natural Environment Committee

Member

17 June 2021 - 31 August 2021

Education Children and Young People Committee

Member

06 May 2021 - 27 August 2021

Party Spokesperson on Skills

Scottish Liberal Democrats

06 May 2021 - 27 August 2021

Party Spokesperson on Education

Scottish Liberal Democrats

05 February 2020 - 04 May 2021

Culture Tourism Europe and External Affairs Committee

Member

10 September 2019 - 04 May 2021

Education and Skills Committee

Member

25 September 2019 - 04 May 2021

Equalities and Human Rights Committee

Substitute Member

18 September 2019 - 04 May 2021

Health and Sport Committee

Substitute Member

21 April 2020 - 04 May 2021

COVID19 Committee

Member

Register of interests

Beatrice'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 Beatrice Wishart. The date of their initial statement was 01 June 2021.

Remuneration and related undertaking

No registrable interests

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

I am a Trustee for Shetland Women's Aid

Recent Activity

What was said

What Beatrice Wishart 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: 7 October 2021

World Mental Health Day 2021

Beatrice Wishart (Shetland Islands) (LD): "I thank Paul McLennan for bringing such an important debate to the Parliament. Sunday is world mental health day, which gives us the opportunity to reflect on treatment of mental health and the availability of support…

Chamber meeting date: 7 October 2021

World Mental Health Day 2021

Beatrice Wishart (Shetland Islands) (LD): "I thank Paul McLennan for bringing such an important debate to the Parliament. Sunday is world mental health day, which gives us the opportunity to reflect on treatment of mental health and the availability of support…

Chamber meeting date: 6 October 2021

Parliamentary Bureau Motions

Beatrice Wishart (Shetland Islands) (LD): "I wish to speak in connection with the boundary changes affecting Shetland and, in particular, the change to the Shetland West ward…

Rural Affairs, Islands and Natural Environment Committee meeting date: 6 October 2021

Scotland’s Island Communities

Beatrice Wishart (Shetland Islands) (LD): "I want to ask about the data on transport, because I feel that in the executive summary there has been a bit of pulling together and mixing up of interisland ferry travel and mainland travel…

Chamber meeting date: 5 October 2021

Protection of Women

1. Beatrice Wishart (Shetland Islands) (LD): "To ask the Scottish Government what measures public sector agencies, including the Scottish Government, Police Scotland and the Crown Office, will take to increase efforts to ensure women are protected from harassment and violence. (S6T-00218)"

Votes

How Beatrice Wishart has voted in Parliament

Find out how Beatrice Wishart has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-01554

Carer's Allowance Supplement (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Supported by: Shona Robison
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, October 7, 2021

Result 118 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 11 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 2 Amendment 7

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, October 7, 2021

Result 51 for, 67 against, 0 abstained, 11 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 2 Amendment 3

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, October 7, 2021

Result 51 for, 66 against, 0 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 2 Amendment 2

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, October 7, 2021

Result 51 for, 66 against, 0 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 2 Amendment 1

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, October 7, 2021

Result 50 for, 67 against, 0 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Beatrice Wishart 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-03843

Asked by: Wishart, Beatrice, Shetland Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 19 October 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how many on-street bike hangars (secure, covered spaces for residents to park their bikes) are available across Scotland, and what demand there is for bike hangars."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-03848

Asked by: Wishart, Beatrice, Shetland Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 19 October 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on (a) the resumption of work on its Fuel Poverty Strategy and (b) the appointment of the statutory Fuel Poverty Advisory Panel."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-03798

Asked by: Wishart, Beatrice, Shetland Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 18 October 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on its work to improve engagement and communication between the offshore renewables and fishing sectors, and which fishing organisations are being consulted as part of this."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-03788

Asked by: Wishart, Beatrice, Shetland Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 15 October 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how many applications to the Perinatal and Infant Mental Health Fund have been (a) received and (b) declined, and how much funding has been distributed through this fund to date."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-03361

Asked by: Wishart, Beatrice, Shetland Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 28 September 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how much funding it allocated to the Islands Communities Fund, and how much the Fund has paid out."

Answered by: Mairi Gougeon on 14 October 2021

Question ref. S6W-03360

Asked by: Wishart, Beatrice, Shetland Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 28 September 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it plans to provide further funding similar to the Islands Communities Fund in the near future."

Answered by: Mairi Gougeon on 14 October 2021

Question ref. S6W-03602

Asked by: Wishart, Beatrice, Shetland Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 8 October 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what assurances it can provide that ordnance clearances taking place as part of the Seagreen Offshore Wind Farm project are not high order detonations."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-03496

Asked by: Wishart, Beatrice, Shetland Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 5 October 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the business and regulatory impact assessment (BRIA) for its short-term lets licensing scheme and planning control area legislation, how the draft short-term lets licensing proposals support the (a) National Performance Framework and (b) Scottish Government's commitment to being a Wellbeing Economy…

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-02332

Asked by: Wishart, Beatrice, Shetland Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 18 August 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with Gilead Sciences, which is a manufacturer of sacituzumab govitecan, also known as Trodelvy, to ensure that patients in Scotland are able to access this drug for the treatment of triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC)."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 30 September 2021

Question ref. S6W-03364

Asked by: Wishart, Beatrice, Shetland Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 28 September 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how it monitors imports and exports of honey bees."

Awaiting answer

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