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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Mairi Gougeon

Scottish National Party

MSP for Angus North and Mearns (Constituency) 2016 - present day

About Mairi Gougeon

Contact details

Contact online

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 01356 626942
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at local office

Phone: 01356 626942
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Mairi is not a member of any committees

Cross-party groups

Mairi is not a member of any cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Mairi has 1 parliamentary and government role

Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Land Reform and Islands

Scottish Government

Party Roles

Mairi does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Mairi has had 8 previous roles

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

20 May 2021 - 29 March 2023

Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and Islands

Scottish Government

21 December 2020 - 20 May 2021

Minister for Public Health and Sport

Scottish Government

28 June 2018 - 21 December 2020

Minister for Rural Affairs and the Natural Environment

Scottish Government

08 June 2016 - 26 July 2018

Justice Committee

Member

30 March 2017 - 26 July 2018

Culture Tourism Europe and External Relations Committee

Member

14 June 2016 - 28 June 2018

Parliamentary Liaison Officer to the Cabinet Secretary for Communities, Social Security and Equalities

Scottish Government

06 September 2016 - 30 March 2017

Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee

Member

08 June 2016 - 06 September 2016

Local Government and Communities Committee

Member

Register of interests

Mairi'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 Mairi Gougeon. The date of their initial statement was 14 May 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 of Brechin Buccaneers Cricket Club, SC045079.

Recent Activity

What was said

What Mairi Gougeon 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: 21 February 2024

Land and Rivers Management (Support for Farmers)

The Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Land Reform and Islands (Mairi Gougeon): "The agri-environment climate scheme, which the Scottish Government reopened last week, offers support to manage land and rivers…

Chamber meeting date: 21 February 2024

Bees (Welfare)

The Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Land Reform and Islands: "The Scottish Government takes the welfare of bees very seriously and works in partnership with NatureScot, Scotland’s Rural College, the national bee unit, Science and Advice for Scottish Agriculture—SASA—and expert stakeholders to ensure that…

Chamber meeting date: 21 February 2024

United Kingdom Immigration Rules (Agriculture Workers)

The Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Land Reform and Islands (Mairi Gougeon): "The UK Government’s arbitrary decision to reduce net migration is ultimately really short-sighted and will dramatically constrain Scottish employers’ ability to recruit the skills that they need from overseas…

Chamber meeting date: 21 February 2024

Land Ownership

The Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Land Reform and Islands (Mairi Gougeon): "The Scottish Government is committed to an on-going programme of land reform based on the principles set out in the “Scottish Land Rights and Responsibilities Statement 2022”…

Chamber meeting date: 21 February 2024

Vacant and Derelict Land and Buildings

The Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Land Reform and Islands (Mairi Gougeon): "The Scottish Land Commission convened the national task force on vacant and derelict land, which reported its findings and recommendations in 2020. Action on those recommendations is being progressed by many organisations…

Votes

How Mairi Gougeon has voted in Parliament

Find out how Mairi Gougeon has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-12252

Scottish Rate Resolution

Submitted by: Shona Robison, Dundee City East, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Supported by: George Adam, Tom Arthur, Joe FitzPatrick
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, February 22, 2024

Result 62 for, 54 against, 0 abstained, 13 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-12248

Regulation of Legal Services (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Siobhian Brown, Ayr, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Supported by: Angela Constance
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, February 22, 2024

Result 62 for, 29 against, 25 abstained, 13 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-12215

Crisis in NHS Dentistry

Submitted by: Willie Rennie, North East Fife, Scottish Liberal Democrats. Date lodged: Monday, February 19, 2024

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Result 84 for, 32 against, 0 abstained, 13 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-12215.1

Crisis in NHS Dentistry

Submitted by: Paul Sweeney, Glasgow, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Supported by: Carol Mochan
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Result 85 for, 31 against, 0 abstained, 13 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-12214

Improving Access to Primary Care

Submitted by: Alex Cole-Hamilton, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats. Date lodged: Monday, February 19, 2024

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Result 63 for, 53 against, 0 abstained, 13 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motions

Questions

Questions Mairi Gougeon has asked

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

Question ref. S5W-17368

Asked by: Gougeon, Mairi, Angus North and Mearns, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 20 June 2018

Question ref. S5O-02127

Asked by: Gougeon, Mairi, Angus North and Mearns, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 16 May 2018

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on its discussions with the UK Government in light of the Parliament's decision to not consent to the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill."

Taken in the Chamber on 23 May 2018

Question ref. S5O-02066

Asked by: Gougeon, Mairi, Angus North and Mearns, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 2 May 2018

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the implementation of its mental health strategy."

Taken in the Chamber on 9 May 2018

Question ref. S5F-02308

Asked by: Gougeon, Mairi, Angus North and Mearns, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 30 April 2018

"To ask the First Minister whether the Scottish Government will seek the devolution of all immigration powers."

Taken in the Chamber on 3 May 2018

Question ref. S5W-15842

Asked by: Gougeon, Mairi, Angus North and Mearns, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 9 April 2018

"To ask the Scottish Government how many people have been employed in the software and electronic publishing sector in each year since 2008."

Answered by Jamie Hepburn on 27 April 2018

Question ref. S5W-15841

Asked by: Gougeon, Mairi, Angus North and Mearns, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 9 April 2018

"To ask the Scottish Government what support it has provided to the software and electronic publishing sector since 2008."

Answered by Fiona Hyslop on 26 April 2018

Question ref. S5W-15840

Asked by: Gougeon, Mairi, Angus North and Mearns, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 9 April 2018

"To ask the Scottish Government how many registered software and electronic publishing enterprises there have been in each year since 2008."

Answered by Paul Wheelhouse on 25 April 2018

Question ref. S5O-01791

Asked by: Gougeon, Mairi, Angus North and Mearns, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 14 February 2018

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the implementation of its mental health strategy."

Answered by Maureen Watt on 22 February 2018

Question ref. S5F-02068

Asked by: Gougeon, Mairi, Angus North and Mearns, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19 February 2018

"To ask the First Minister whether the Scottish Government will provide an update on negotiations regarding Scotland’s place in Europe."

Taken in the Chamber on 22 February 2018

Question ref. S5O-01720

Asked by: Gougeon, Mairi, Angus North and Mearns, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17 January 2018

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the implementation of its Mental Health Strategy."

Answered by Maureen Watt on 24 January 2018

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