Register of Interests

Member's Name: Gail Ross

Constituency: Caithness, Sutherland and Ross

Date on which initial statement lodged: 08 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:
Until 22 November 2016 I was a local authority councillor for Highland Council (of Glenurquhart Road, Inverness). I worked 8 hours per week and received between £15,001 and £20,000 per annum. This included use of a council laptop. I donated my council salary to local charities. From 22 November 2016 I no longer hold this office and therefore no longer receive any remuneration. [Amended interest 04 January 2017]

No registrable interests

Overseas visits:
From 11 June to 14 June 2017 I undertook a visit to Bosnia & Herzegovina as part of the Remembering Srebrenica delegation. The total cost of this trip was met by Remembering Srebrenica (a project of Ummah Help at Newland House, 137-139 Hagley Road, Birmingham, B16 8UA) and was £591.00. [Registered 11 July 2017]

Controlled transactions:
No registrable interests

Heritable property:
I own, jointly with my husband, a flat in the Highland local authority area. The market value of the property is between £50,001 and £100,000 per annum. I receive gross income of up to £5,000 per annum.

Interest in shares:
No registrable interests

I am on the board of directors for North Highland College UHI.

[Ceased interest removed from entry: 14 February 2018]

I am an advisory board member for Caithness and North Sutherland Regeneration Partnership.

I am a patron of Home-start Caithness.

I am an associate member of Wick RBLS Pipe Band.

I am a member of the Scottish Rural Parliament.

I am the chairperson of the Wick Harbourfest Committee.

I am the Political Education Officer of the SNP Wick Branch. Until March 2017 I was the Convener of the branch. [Amended interest 30 August 2017]

I am Honorary Vice- President of Friends of the Far North Line. [Registered 03 February 2017]

On 18 August 2017 I was given a tartan bag from ANTA in Easter Ross. The value of this gift was £60. [Registered 23 August 2017]

On 8 November 2017 I joined the board of Remembering Srebrenica Scotland. [Registered 12 November 2017]

I am an advisor to the Board of North Highland College. [Registered 11 September 2018]

I am a patron of Caithness Broch Project. [Registered 11 September 2018]

I am a member of the Scottish Sheep Shearing Association. [Registered 11 September 2018]

I am a member of the Garbh Allt Community Initiative. I receive no remuneration for this role. [Registered 27 September 2018]

I am a trustee of the Mey Games. I do not receive any remuneration for this post. [Registered 29 November 2018]

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