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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

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: 15 September 2021

Prisons (Support for Vulnerable People)

2. Gillian Mackay (Central Scotland) (Green): "To ask the Scottish Government how it supports vulnerable people in the prison system. (S6O-00134)"

Chamber meeting date: 15 September 2021

Cervical Screening (Update)

Gillian Mackay (Central Scotland) (Green): "For those who find themselves needing further treatment, that could be a traumatising event. What other, wider support, such as mental health support, is available for those who need it?"

Chamber meeting date: 15 September 2021

General Practitioner Services

Gillian Mackay (Central Scotland) (Green): "I, too, pay tribute to Scotland’s incredible GPs, who have worked in extremely pressured and fast-changing conditions during the pandemic. The contribution of all practice staff has been immeasurable, so they deserve our sincere thanks…

Chamber meeting date: 14 September 2021

Valneva Covid-19 Vaccine

2. Gillian Mackay (Central Scotland) (Green): "To ask the Scottish Government whether it is in discussions with the United Kingdom Government regarding its decision to terminate its supply agreement with Valneva for its Covid-19 vaccine candidate, VLA2001. (S6T-00151)"

Chamber meeting date: 14 September 2021

Scottish Parliament (Designated Status)

Gillian Mackay (Central Scotland) (Green): "To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body for what reason it applied for designated status for the Scottish Parliament under the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005, and whether it will publish the background paper upon which this decision was based."

Votes

How Gillian Mackay has voted in Parliament

Find out how Gillian Mackay has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-01248

A Land of Opportunity - Supporting a Fairer and More Equal Society

Submitted by: Shona Robison, Dundee City East, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Supported by: Shirley-Anne Somerville
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, September 16, 2021

Result 67 for, 30 against, 20 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-01248.2

A Land of Opportunity - Supporting a Fairer and More Equal Society

Submitted by: Pam Duncan-Glancy, Glasgow, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Supported by: Foysol Choudhury, Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, September 16, 2021

Result 25 for, 93 against, 0 abstained, 11 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-01248.1

A Land of Opportunity - Supporting a Fairer and More Equal Society

Submitted by: Miles Briggs, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Supported by: Sharon Dowey
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, September 16, 2021

Result 33 for, 65 against, 20 abstained, 11 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-01217.2

Return to Normal GP Services

Submitted by: Humza Yousaf, Glasgow Pollok, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Supported by: Kevin Stewart, Maree Todd
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Result 67 for, 56 against, 0 abstained, 6 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-01217.1

Return to Normal GP Services

Submitted by: Jackie Baillie, Dumbarton, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Supported by: Paul O'Kane, Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Result 56 for, 65 against, 0 abstained, 8 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-02618

Asked by: Mackay, Gillian, Central Scotland, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 1 September 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to alleviate any impact of the shortage of blood specimen collection tubes."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 13 September 2021

Question ref. S6W-02872

Asked by: Mackay, Gillian, Central Scotland, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 9 September 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-01792 by Humza Yousaf on 24 August 2021, what proportion of the NHS budget is spent specifically on general practice."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-02585

Asked by: Mackay, Gillian, Central Scotland, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 31 August 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government by what date it will implement the Scottish National Party manifesto commitment to renew every play park; how much funding will be allocated to this, and what support will be provided to ensure that (a) the renewed parks are regularly maintained and (b) any antisocial behaviour at these renewed facilities is addressed…

Answered by: Clare Haughey on 8 September 2021

Question ref. S6W-01793

Asked by: Mackay, Gillian, Central Scotland, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 22 July 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how many full-time equivalent GPs are employed."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 24 August 2021

Question ref. S6W-01792

Asked by: Mackay, Gillian, Central Scotland, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 22 July 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what proportion of the NHS budget is spent on general practice costs."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 24 August 2021

Question ref. S6W-02128

Asked by: Mackay, Gillian, Central Scotland, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 9 August 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to review the current guidance on vitamin D supplementation."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-01312

Asked by: Mackay, Gillian, Central Scotland, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 7 July 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on the Versus Arthritis campaign for a six-point support package to be provided to those waiting for joint replacements."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 9 August 2021

Question ref. S6W-01190

Asked by: Mackay, Gillian, Central Scotland, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 12 July 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government when it will publish the findings of the study that it commissioned on the human health and environmental impacts of the use of sewage sludge."

Answered by: Michael Matheson on 4 August 2021

Question ref. S6W-01191

Asked by: Mackay, Gillian, Central Scotland, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 12 July 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it has taken to (a) consult on and (b) implement the recommendations in its paper, Review of the Storage and Spreading of Sewage Sludge on Land in Scotland (The Sludge Review)."

Answered by: Michael Matheson on 4 August 2021

Question ref. S6W-01346

Asked by: Mackay, Gillian, Central Scotland, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 9 July 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how the level of uptake of (a) bowel, (b) breast and (c) cervical screening since its resumption compares with pre-COVID-19-pandemic levels."

Answered by: Maree Todd on 29 July 2021

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