Register of Interests

Member's Name: Jenny Gilruth

Constituency: Mid Fife and Glenrothes

Date on which initial statement lodged: 09 June 2016

All MSPs are required to provide details of their interests under the Interests of Members of the Scottish Parliament Act 2006 (asp 12). The Register of Interests of Members of the Scottish Parliament lists details of interests registered under categories such as remuneration, heritable property and gifts.  More information about the exact nature of information required under each category of interest can be found at sections 1 and 2 of the Code of Conduct for Members of the Scottish Parliament.

Information on the exact nature of the requirement under each category can be found in the Interests of Members of the Scottish Parliament Act 2006 (asp 12).

Remuneration and related undertaking:
I published a book with Harper Collins Publishers (1 London Bridge Street, London, SE1 9GF), a publishing firm. I expect to receive remuneration of up to £500 per annum. This remuneration represents royalties for a text book written prior to my election and I do not expect to undertake any publishing work during this session.

Between 21 November and 5 December 2017 I wrote a weekly column for the Daily Record newspaper (of One Central Quay, Glasgow, G3 8DA). I spent 2 hours per week undertaking this role and earned £300 per week. I chose to donate my full earnings of £900 to Fife Women's Aid. I therefore received no financial benefit from undertaking this work. Payment was made direct to Fife Women's Aid on 17 January 2018. [Registered 25 January 2018]

On 12 August I attended the Edinburgh Military Tattoo held at Edinburgh Castle as a guest of Poppyscotland (a charity supporting ex-Servicemen and women and their families in Scotland of New Haig House, Edinburgh EH7 4HQ). The value of the ticket plus hospitality amounted to £400. [Registered 11 September 2017]

Overseas visits:
From 9 to 23 July 2016 I visited the USA on a trip to build a foundation of general knowledge about US domestic and foreign policy, and share Scottish and EU policy practices/trends with American peers. There was a specific focus on education, environmental, taxation and immigration policy. The cost of the trip totalled $11,105, and was paid for by the US Embassy (the diplomatic mission of the US in the United Kingdom, 24 Grosvenor Square, London, W1A 2LQ). The figure included a $500 stipend payment to cover the cost of meals. [Registered 04 August 2016]

From 11 to 14 November 2018 I visited Bosnia as part of a delegation organised by Remembering Srebrenica Scotland. The purpose of the visit was to learn lessons about the Genocide. Costs were met by Remembering Srebrenica (Scotland) (a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) No SCO46540 of Turcan Connell Solicitors Princes Exchange Earl Grey Street Edinburgh EH3 9EE) and were £627. [Registered 10 December 2018]

Controlled transactions:
No registrable interests.

Heritable property:
No registrable interests.

Interest in shares:
No registrable interests.

I am a member of the union School Leaders Scotland.

I am registered with the General Teaching Council for Scotland.

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