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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Jamie Halcro Johnston

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for Highlands and Islands (Region) 2017 - present day

About Jamie Halcro Johnston

Contact details

Contact online

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6140
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Cross-party groups

Jamie is a member of 7 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Beer and Pubs

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Crofting

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on India

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Islands

Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Rural Policy

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Space

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Tourism

Member

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Jamie does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Jamie has 4 party roles

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Business

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Enterprise

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Tourism

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Trade

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Previous roles

Jamie has had 7 previous roles

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

23 December 2020 - 04 May 2021

Culture Tourism Europe and External Affairs Committee

Member

16 December 2020 - 04 May 2021

Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee

Member

29 June 2017 - 23 December 2020

Standards Procedures and Public Appointments Committee

Member

25 February 2020 - 16 December 2020

Education and Skills Committee

Member

06 September 2018 - 25 February 2020

Economy Energy and Fair Work Committee

Member

29 June 2017 - 25 February 2020

Finance and Constitution Committee

Substitute Member

29 June 2017 - 06 September 2018

Economy Jobs and Fair Work Committee

Member

Register of interests

Jamie'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 Jamie Halcro Johnston. The date of their initial statement was 09 June 2021.

Remuneration and related undertaking

Until 19 June 2017 I was a sole trader providing freelance Sales Consultancy, providing services to Holyrood Communications. I worked three days per week in this role.

I am a partner in J Halcro-Johnston and Sons (a farming concern of Gyre Farm, Orphir, Orkney KW17 2RD). I work one day per month. I receive a benefit in kind of accommodation in a property owned by the partnership, as well as payment of some utility bills, to a value of between £3,001 and £5,000 annually. If the partnership returns a profit, I anticipate receiving remuneration of between £1,001 and £2,000 annually. Any remuneration received by me will be reinvested in the business.

Gifts

No registrable interests.

Overseas visits

No registrable interests.

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests.

Heritable property

I own a croft in Orkney which produces a gross annual income of up to £5,000.

I own a flat in Edinburgh with a market value of between £300,001 and £350,001, which I use as accommodation when I attend the Parliament.

I own 150 acres of land in Orkney with a market value in the £0 - £50,000 band. I receive no income from this land.

Interest in shares

No registrable interests.

Voluntary

I own 196 ordinary shares in Standard Life.

I own 250 ordinary shares in Tetragen (Knapton) Ltd, an energy-from-waste firm.

Recent Activity

What was said

What Jamie Halcro Johnston 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: 26 January 2023

Transport Connectivity (Islands)

6. Jamie Halcro Johnston (Highlands and Islands) (Con): "To ask the Scottish Government how it will improve transport connectivity for Scotland’s islands. (S6O-01833)"

Chamber meeting date: 25 January 2023

NHS Shetland (Dentistry and Orthodontic Treatment Waiting Times)

Jamie Halcro Johnston (Highlands and Islands) (Con): "Too many dental practices across Scotland are going private or closing completely. Next month, Skye and Lochalsh dental practice will close its doors for good…

Chamber meeting date: 25 January 2023

Housing

Jamie Halcro Johnston (Highlands and Islands) (Con): "Will the member take an intervention?"

Economy and Fair Work Committee meeting date: 25 January 2023

Disability Employment Gap

Jamie Halcro Johnston (Highlands and Islands) (Con): "Good morning, and thank you very much. There is some really interesting stuff coming out today, and some of the areas that I was going to ask you about have already been covered…

Chamber meeting date: 19 January 2023

Carbon Neutral Islands Project

Jamie Halcro Johnston (Highlands and Islands) (Con): "I have a quick question, because I was struggling to find this information. What budget is being provided for the project, annually or over its lifetime?"

Votes

How Jamie Halcro Johnston has voted in Parliament

Find out how Jamie Halcro Johnston has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-07666

Suspension of Standing Orders

Submitted by: George Adam, Paisley, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, January 26, 2023

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

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-07643.1

Business Programme

Submitted by: Neil Bibby, West Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Supported by: Jackie Baillie, Sarah Boyack, Katy Clark, Rhoda Grant, Mark Griffin, Monica Lennon, Richard Leonard, Paul Sweeney, Mercedes Villalba, Martin Whitfield
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Result 21 for, 96 against, 0 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-07614.2

Delivering the Homes Scotland Needs

Submitted by: Shona Robison, Dundee City East, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Supported by: Patrick Harvie, Ben Macpherson, Gillian Martin, Christina McKelvie
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Result 69 for, 55 against, 0 abstained, 5 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-07613.2

Homeless Emergency

Submitted by: Shona Robison, Dundee City East, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Supported by: Patrick Harvie, Ben Macpherson, Christina McKelvie
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Result 69 for, 55 against, 0 abstained, 5 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-07643

Business Programme

Submitted by: George Adam, Paisley, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Result 101 for, 21 against, 0 abstained, 7 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motions

Questions

Questions Jamie Halcro Johnston has asked

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

Question ref. S6W-14527

Asked by: Halcro Johnston, Jamie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 27 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government what representations it has received from local residents and business owners on future transport options for the Corran Narrows, including the possibility of a fixed link."

Answer expected on 10 February 2023

Question ref. S6W-14529

Asked by: Halcro Johnston, Jamie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 27 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the environmental impact of the improper disposal of vapes."

Answer expected on 10 February 2023

Question ref. S6W-14531

Asked by: Halcro Johnston, Jamie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 27 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government what consideration it has given to a deposit return scheme for disposable vapes."

Answer expected on 10 February 2023

Question ref. S6W-14526

Asked by: Halcro Johnston, Jamie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 27 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government what consultation it has undertaken with local residents and business owners on future transport options for the Corran Narrows, including the possibility of a fixed link."

Answer expected on 10 February 2023

Question ref. S6W-14528

Asked by: Halcro Johnston, Jamie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 27 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to encourage the recycling of lithium in disposable vaping products."

Answer expected on 10 February 2023

Question ref. S6W-14521

Asked by: Halcro Johnston, Jamie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 27 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government what progress has been made on implementing the recommendations in the report, Independent External View of Skye, Lochalsh and South West Ross Out of Hours Services."

Answer expected on 10 February 2023

Question ref. S6W-14523

Asked by: Halcro Johnston, Jamie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 27 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government what recent discussions it has had with The Highland Council regarding the potential of a fixed link across the Corran Narrows."

Answer expected on 10 February 2023

Question ref. S6W-14525

Asked by: Halcro Johnston, Jamie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 27 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has undertaken of the potential economic and social benefits of a fixed link across the Corran Narrows."

Answer expected on 10 February 2023

Question ref. S6W-14524

Asked by: Halcro Johnston, Jamie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 27 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government what consideration it has given to the viability of a fixed link across the Corran Narrows."

Answer expected on 10 February 2023

Question ref. S6W-14522

Asked by: Halcro Johnston, Jamie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 27 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government how it is supporting NHS Highland to provide 24/7 urgent care at Portree Hospital."

Answer expected on 10 February 2023

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