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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Karen Adam

Scottish National Party

MSP for Banffshire and Buchan Coast (Constituency) 2021 - present day

About Karen Adam

Contact details

Contact online

Twitter: @KarenAdamMSP

Facebook: Karen's facebook

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6811
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at local office

20 Chapel Street
Peterhead
AB42 1TL

Committees

Cross-party groups

Karen is a member of 8 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Care Leavers

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Children and Young People

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Deafness

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on End of Life Choices

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Heart and Circulatory Diseases

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on International Development

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on LGBTI+

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on the Prevention and Healing of Adverse Childhood Experiences

Member

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Karen does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Karen does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Karen does not have any previous roles

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

Register of interests

Karen'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 Karen Adam. The date of their initial statement was 02 June 2021.

Remuneration and related undertaking

Until 31 May 2021, when I resigned, I was a local authority Councillor for Aberdeenshire Council (of Woodhill House, Westburn Rd, Aberdeen AB16 5GB). I spent in the region of 40 hours per week on this role. I received a salary and use of a mobile phone and laptop. I estimate the total combined value of this remuneration was between £15,001 and £20,000 per annum. I received a final payment of salary on 27 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

No registrable interests

Recent Activity

What was said

What Karen Adam 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: 5 October 2022

Rural Economy (Population Decline)

Karen Adam (Banffshire and Buchan Coast) (SNP): "Depopulation is often a multifaceted problem that requires a range of levers to address it. Many of those levers, such as on matters pertaining to immigration, are reserved…

Rural Affairs, Islands and Natural Environment Committee meeting date: 28 September 2022

Pre-Budget Scrutiny

Karen Adam (Banffshire and Buchan Coast) (SNP): "Good morning. I will start with Russell McCutcheon. We have heard that North Ayrshire Council feels that the funding landscape is getting a bit cluttered. What are your views on that? What are the issues behind that comment?"

Chamber meeting date: 20 September 2022

Tributes to Her Late Majesty the Queen

Karen Adam (Banffshire and Buchan Coast) (SNP): "The Friday evening tradition at my gran’s house would be for my gran to don her camel-coloured Mac coat, put on her red lipstick and comb up her hair, ready for the big shop at the supermarket in Dyce…

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

Rural Affairs and Islands Remit

Karen Adam (Banffshire and Buchan Coast) (SNP): "Good morning, cabinet secretary. I would like to discuss and get some clarity and answers from you on our fishing industry and Brexit…

Rural Affairs, Islands and Natural Environment Committee meeting date: 29 June 2022

Hunting with Dogs (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1

Karen Adam (Banffshire and Buchan Coast) (SNP): "Good morning, minister. In the early stages of the bill, the purpose was to address any inconsistencies in the language of the 2002 act, and to make it a lot easier to understand and enforce…

Votes

How Karen Adam has voted in Parliament

Find out how Karen Adam 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 Karen Adam 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-11377

Asked by: Adam, Karen, Banffshire and Buchan Coast, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 5 October 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on its commitment to publish a strategy for seafood."

Answered by: Mairi Gougeon on 6 October 2022

Question ref. S6W-11066

Asked by: Adam, Karen, Banffshire and Buchan Coast, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 20 September 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what action is being taken to encourage greater landings of key fish stocks into Scotland and maximise economic benefit to coastal communities from national marine resources."

Answered by: Mairi Gougeon on 21 September 2022

Question ref. S6W-07370

Asked by: Adam, Karen, Banffshire and Buchan Coast, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17 March 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what information it has on the number of people aged 25 to 64 who have been educated at tertiary level in Scotland, and how this compares with (a) England and (b) Wales."

Answered by: Jamie Hepburn on 31 March 2022

Question ref. S6W-07309

Asked by: Adam, Karen, Banffshire and Buchan Coast, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17 March 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what information it has on the most recent level of environmental protection spending per capita in Scotland, and how this compares with (a) England and (b) Wales."

Answered by: Mairi McAllan on 29 March 2022

Question ref. S6W-05752

Asked by: Adam, Karen, Banffshire and Buchan Coast, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 14 January 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on progress drafting the Joint Fisheries Statement under the Fisheries Act 2020."

Answered by: Mairi Gougeon on 17 January 2022

Question ref. S6O-00497

Asked by: Adam, Karen, Banffshire and Buchan Coast, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 1 December 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how its policies across government will support the north east’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic."

Answered by: John Swinney on 8 December 2021

Question ref. S6O-00454

Asked by: Adam, Karen, Banffshire and Buchan Coast, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17 November 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what advances it has made in relation to its British Sign Language National Plan 2017-2023."

Answered by: Clare Haughey on 25 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-04022

Asked by: Adam, Karen, Banffshire and Buchan Coast, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 26 October 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it can provide an update on the publication of the BSL National Plan Progress Report."

Answered by: Clare Haughey on 27 October 2021

Question ref. S6O-00200

Asked by: Adam, Karen, Banffshire and Buchan Coast, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 15 September 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to help provide greener, healthier, eating options for people who have difficulty in making ends meet."

Answered by: Shona Robison on 23 September 2021

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