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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Ariane Burgess

Scottish Green Party

MSP for Highlands and Islands (Region) 2021 - present day

About Ariane Burgess

Contact details

Contact online

X (previously known as Twitter): @ArianeBurgessHI

Facebook: Ariane's facebook

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6330
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at local office

Phone: 07385 930565
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Cross-party groups

Ariane is a member of 9 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Crofting

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Fisheries and Coastal Communities

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Gaelic

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Housing

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Islands

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Rural Policy

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Scots Language

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Social Enterprise

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Wellbeing Economy

Member

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Ariane has 1 parliamentary and government role

Conveners Group

Member

Party Roles

Ariane has 3 party roles

Party Spokesperson on Communities

Scottish Green Party

Party Spokesperson on Housing

Scottish Green Party

Party Spokesperson on Rural Affairs

Scottish Green Party

Previous roles

Ariane has had 4 previous roles

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

21 May 2021 - 01 July 2024

Party Spokesperson on Land Reform

Scottish Green Party

29 November 2023 - 18 June 2024

Economy and Fair Work Committee

Substitute Member

17 June 2021 - 01 February 2023

Rural Affairs Islands and Natural Environment Committee

Member

17 June 2021 - 22 June 2021

Local Government Housing and Planning Committee

Member

Register of interests

Ariane'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 Ariane Burgess. The date of their initial statement was 02 June 2021.

Remuneration and related undertaking

I published a book with Inner Traditions International Ltd, (of 1 Park Row, Rochester, Vermont, 05767, USA), a publishing house. I expect to receive remuneration of up to £500 per annum. This remuneration represents royalties for a book written prior to my election.

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 Ariane Burgess 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 June 2024

Emergency Services Mobile Communications Programme

1. Ariane Burgess (Highlands and Islands) (Green): "To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with the United Kingdom Government regarding the potential impact on the emergency services mobile communications programme of the roll-out of BT’s Digital Voice to rural and island areas in Scotland, in particular in relation to areas without adequate mobile phone provision. (S6O-03629)"

Rural Affairs and Islands Committee meeting date: 26 June 2024

Salmon Farming in Scotland

Ariane Burgess (Highlands and Islands) (Green): "Good morning, John, and thanks for joining us. I have a question on the precautionary principle…

Local Government, Housing and Planning Committee meeting date: 25 June 2024

Decision on Taking Business in Private

The Convener: "The second item on our agenda is a decision on taking agenda items 6 and 7 in private. Do we agree to take those items in private? Members indicated agreement."

Local Government, Housing and Planning Committee meeting date: 25 June 2024

Interests

The Convener (Ariane Burgess): "Good morning, and welcome to the 21st meeting in 2024 of the Local Government, Housing and Planning Committee. I welcome Emma Roddick to her first meeting of the committee. Emma joins us remotely today…

Local Government, Housing and Planning Committee meeting date: 25 June 2024

Housing (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1

The Convener: "The next item on our agenda is an evidence session on the Housing (Scotland) Bill with two panels of witnesses…

Votes

How Ariane Burgess has voted in Parliament

Find out how Ariane Burgess has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-13759.3

Scottish Government Priorities: Tackling the Climate Emergency

Submitted by: Douglas Lumsden, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Result 50 for, 68 against, 0 abstained, 11 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-13757

Circular Economy (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Gillian Martin, Aberdeenshire East, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Monday, June 24, 2024

Supported by: Màiri McAllan
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Result 116 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 13 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-13792

Approval of SSI

Submitted by: Jamie Hepburn, Cumbernauld and Kilsyth, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Result 68 for, 0 against, 46 abstained, 15 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-13759.2

Scottish Government Priorities: Tackling the Climate Emergency

Submitted by: Sarah Boyack, Lothian, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Result 58 for, 59 against, 0 abstained, 12 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-13759.1

Scottish Government Priorities: Tackling the Climate Emergency

Submitted by: Patrick Harvie, Glasgow, Scottish Green Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Supported by: Mark Ruskell
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Result 8 for, 108 against, 0 abstained, 13 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motions

Questions

Questions Ariane Burgess has asked

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

Question ref. S6W-28534

Asked by: Burgess, Ariane, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 10 July 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what progress has been made on the eight action points in its Fairer Deliveries For All: An Action Plan."

Answered by Ivan McKee on 19 July 2024

Question ref. S6W-28533

Asked by: Burgess, Ariane, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 11 July 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government whether its webpage, fairdeliveries…

Answered by Ivan McKee on 19 July 2024

Question ref. S6W-28377

Asked by: Burgess, Ariane, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 26 June 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to support housing associations to retrofit their housing stocks, with the aim of reducing fuel poverty, lowering energy consumption and preventing the occurrence of mould, and how it plans to ensure that any measures are implemented effectively."

Answered by Alasdair Allan on 15 July 2024

Question ref. S6W-28240

Asked by: Burgess, Ariane, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 19 June 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with (a) Royal Mail and (b) other delivery companies regarding the additional cost of parcel delivery in the Highlands and Islands region, and what measures are being implemented to ensure that residents in these areas are not disproportionately affected by (i) such costs and (ii) any…

Answered by Ivan McKee on 4 July 2024

Question ref. S6W-28474

Asked by: Burgess, Ariane, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 3 July 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide a list of all licences issued by NatureScot for the use of more than two dogs for a hunt, as provided for under section 4 of the Hunting with Dogs (Scotland) Act 2023, broken down by the (a) geographical location of the area covered by each licence, (b) purpose of the maximum number of dogs…

Answer expected on 31 July 2024

Question ref. S6W-28473

Asked by: Burgess, Ariane, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 3 July 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government how many licences issued by NatureScot for the use of more than two dogs for a hunt, as provided for under section 4 of the Hunting with Dogs (Scotland) Act 2023, have been in relation to a mounted hunt."

Answer expected on 31 July 2024

Question ref. S6W-28475

Asked by: Burgess, Ariane, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 3 July 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government how many licences issued by NatureScot for the use of more than two dogs for a hunt, as provided for under section 4 of the Hunting with Dogs (Scotland) Act 2023, have been followed by a spot check to ensure compliance with the licence conditions, and, for any instances where a spot check has taken place, what (a)…

Answer expected on 31 July 2024

Question ref. S6W-28376

Asked by: Burgess, Ariane, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 26 June 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what measures are being taken to ensure that local authorities provide adequate support to pupils and students with additional support needs in order to prevent the need for parents to appeal to the additional support needs tribunal, particularly in light of the provisions of the United Nations Convention on the…

Answer expected on 24 July 2024

Question ref. S6W-28106

Asked by: Burgess, Ariane, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 12 June 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government, regarding any impact on its climate change policies and targets, how ministers plan to take account of the advisory opinion delivered by the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea on 21 May 2024 on the request submitted to the tribunal by the Commission of Small Island States on Climate Change and…

Answered by Mairi McAllan on 26 June 2024

Question ref. S6O-03629

Asked by: Burgess, Ariane, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 19 June 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with the UK Government regarding the potential impact on the Emergency Services Mobile Communications Programme of the roll-out of BT’s Digital Voice to rural and island areas in Scotland, in particular in relation to areas without adequate mobile phone provision."

Taken in the Chamber on 26 June 2024

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