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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Gillian Mackay

Scottish Green Party

MSP for Central Scotland (Region) 2021 - present day

About Gillian Mackay

Contact details

Contact online

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6341
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Gillian is a member of 1 committee

Cross-party groups

Gillian is a member of 7 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Carers

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Disability

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Funerals and Bereavement

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Learning Disability

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Music

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Nuclear Disarmament

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Stroke

Convener

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Gillian has 1 parliamentary and government role

Parliamentary Bureau

Member

Party Roles

Gillian has 1 party role

Party Spokesperson on Health and Social Care

Scottish Green Party

Previous roles

Gillian does not have any previous roles

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

Register of interests

Gillian'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 Gillian Mackay. The date of their initial statement was 08 June 2021.

Remuneration and related undertaking

Prior to my return to Parliament, I worked full time as a parliamentary assistant to Andy Wightman MSP at the Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh, EH99 1SP. I worked 37.5 hours per week and my remuneration was between £25,001 and £30,000. I left the post on 6th May 2021 and received a final salary payment at the end of May 2021.

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 charity fundraiser with the Rebel Legion UK.

Recent Activity

What was said

What Gillian Mackay 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: 4 October 2022

Health and Care Recovery (Winter Planning)

Gillian Mackay (Central Scotland) (Green): "I note from the cabinet secretary’s statement that students are being employed part-time to add capacity…

Chamber meeting date: 28 September 2022

National Health Service Waiting Times

Gillian Mackay (Central Scotland) (Green): "This remains an extremely difficult and demanding time for our health and social care systems, which is why the impact and legacy of Covid should never be underestimated…

Health, Social Care and Sport Committee meeting date: 27 September 2022

Winter Planning

Gillian Mackay (Central Scotland) (Green): "During the pandemic’s most acute period, the public received a large amount of information about services and what their care would look like, and many people very much valued that…

Chamber meeting date: 22 September 2022

Parliamentary Procedures and Practices

Gillian Mackay (Central Scotland) (Green): "I, too, thank the members of the SPPA Committee for their work on the inquiry, and thank all who gave evidence…

Health, Social Care and Sport Committee meeting date: 20 September 2022

Pre-budget Scrutiny 2023-24

Gillian Mackay (Central Scotland) (Green): "Given the increased pressure on waiting times and in other areas in the NHS as a result of Covid-19, is it realistic to move towards greater preventative spend in the medium term? May I go to Leigh Johnston to answer that first, please?"

Votes

How Gillian Mackay has voted in Parliament

Find out how Gillian Mackay has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 18 Amendment 92

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Result 28 for, 85 against, 0 abstained, 16 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 18 Amendment 83

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Result 21 for, 93 against, 0 abstained, 15 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 18 Amendment 81

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Result 48 for, 66 against, 0 abstained, 15 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 18 Amendment 80

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Result 50 for, 63 against, 0 abstained, 16 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 18 Amendment 78

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Result 27 for, 86 against, 0 abstained, 16 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Gillian Mackay 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-09453

Asked by: Mackay, Gillian, Central Scotland, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 29 June 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what the reasons were for the decision to cease separate publication of waiting times to access audiology services after May 2014, and whether the renewed publication of waiting times for audiology services, for both adults and children, will be considered as part of the review of audiology services in Scotland…

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 27 July 2022

Question ref. S6W-09454

Asked by: Mackay, Gillian, Central Scotland, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 29 June 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what the average waiting time has been for (a) adults and (b) children to receive hospital treatment from audiology services, following a GP or other referral, in each NHS board in each year since 2014."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 25 July 2022

Question ref. S6W-09860

Asked by: Mackay, Gillian, Central Scotland, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 19 July 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to (a) raise the profile of social work and (b) improve the public understanding of the role and impact of social workers in Scotland."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-09134

Asked by: Mackay, Gillian, Central Scotland, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 16 June 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the reported findings of the Royal College of Nursing report, Employment Survey Report 2021: Workforce diversity and employment experiences, including that white nurses are twice as likely to get promoted as black and Asian staff."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 29 June 2022

Question ref. S6W-09193

Asked by: Mackay, Gillian, Central Scotland, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 16 June 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to address any workforce shortages in (a) liver nurse specialists and (b) hepatologists."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 29 June 2022

Question ref. S6W-09192

Asked by: Mackay, Gillian, Central Scotland, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 16 June 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what action is being taken to support early diagnosis of liver disease in at-risk populations."

Answered by: Maree Todd on 28 June 2022

Question ref. S6W-09191

Asked by: Mackay, Gillian, Central Scotland, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 16 June 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the impact of stigma on late presentation and diagnosis of liver disease."

Answered by: Maree Todd on 28 June 2022

Question ref. S6W-09190

Asked by: Mackay, Gillian, Central Scotland, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 16 June 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the impact of rising levels of obesity on (a) non-alcohol-related fatty liver disease and (b) non-alcoholic steatohepatitis."

Answered by: Maree Todd on 28 June 2022

Question ref. S6W-09119

Asked by: Mackay, Gillian, Central Scotland, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 15 June 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what the process is for ongoing public participation and stakeholder engagement in the development of the Grangemouth Flood Protection Scheme."

Answered by: Mairi McAllan on 28 June 2022

Question ref. S6W-09120

Asked by: Mackay, Gillian, Central Scotland, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 15 June 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what role (a) it has had to date and (b) it anticipates having in the future in the Grangemouth Flood Protection Scheme."

Answered by: Mairi McAllan on 28 June 2022

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