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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

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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

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Ariane has 1 parliamentary and government role

Conveners Group

Member

Party Roles

Ariane has 4 party roles

Party Spokesperson on Communities

Scottish Green Party

Party Spokesperson on Housing

Scottish Green Party

Party Spokesperson on Land Reform

Scottish Green Party

Party Spokesperson on Rural Affairs

Scottish Green Party

Previous roles

Ariane had 1 previous role

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

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: 29 June 2022

Renewable Energy (Community Involvement)

5. Ariane Burgess (Highlands and Islands) (Green): "To ask the Scottish Government how it will ensure that the future development of renewable energy involves communities meaningfully. (S6O-01296)"

Chamber meeting date: 23 June 2022

Provisional Outturn 2021-22

Ariane Burgess (Highlands and Islands) (Green): "The pandemic and the cost of living crisis have had, and continue to have, extremely harsh impacts on the Scottish public sector and on our economy generally…

Chamber meeting date: 22 June 2022

Hate Crime

2. Ariane Burgess (Highlands and Islands) (Green): "To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service’s recent report on hate crime in Scotland, particularly the findings that in 2021-22 disability aggravated charges increased by 44 per cent and transgender identity aggravated charges by 87 per cent compared with 2020-21. (S6O-01253)"

Chamber meeting date: 22 June 2022

Cost of Living Support

Ariane Burgess (Highlands and Islands) (Green): "I, too, thank Mark Griffin for bringing this important issue to the foreground. It is incumbent on the Scottish Government to do everything that it can to mitigate the harsh impacts of the cost of living crisis…

Chamber meeting date: 22 June 2022

Cost of Living Support

Ariane Burgess (Highlands and Islands) (Green): "I, too, thank Mark Griffin for bringing this important issue to the foreground. It is incumbent on the Scottish Government to do everything that it can to mitigate the harsh impacts of the cost of living crisis…

Votes

How Ariane Burgess has voted in Parliament

Find out how Ariane Burgess has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-05235.3

Northern Ireland Protocol Bill

Submitted by: Sarah Boyack, Lothian, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Result 85 for, 25 against, 0 abstained, 19 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-05254

Business Programme

Submitted by: George Adam, Paisley, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Result 63 for, 47 against, 0 abstained, 19 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-05254.1

Business Programme

Submitted by: Stephen Kerr, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Supported by: Jeremy Balfour, Miles Briggs, Alexander Burnett, Donald Cameron, Jackson Carlaw, Finlay Carson, Sharon Dowey, Russell Findlay, Murdo Fraser, Meghan Gallacher, Maurice Golden, Pam Gosal, Jamie Greene, Dr. Sandesh Gulhane, Jamie Halcro Johnston, Rachael Hamilton, Craig Hoy, Liam Kerr, Dean Lockhart, Douglas Lumsden, Edward Mountain, Oliver Mundell, Douglas Ross, Graham Simpson, Liz Smith, Alexander Stewart, Sue Webber, Annie Wells, Tess White, Brian Whittle
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Result 47 for, 63 against, 0 abstained, 19 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-05154

Fireworks and Pyrotechnic Articles (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Ash Regan, Edinburgh Eastern, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Supported by: Keith Brown
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Result 84 for, 0 against, 25 abstained, 20 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-05235.2

Northern Ireland Protocol Bill

Submitted by: Donald Cameron, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Result 25 for, 85 against, 0 abstained, 19 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Ariane Burgess 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-09411

Asked by: Burgess, Ariane, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 28 June 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what consideration it has given to a Low Emission Zone (LEZ) in Inverness, in light of its approval of LEZ plans for Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Dundee."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-08985

Asked by: Burgess, Ariane, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 9 June 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will consider extending the Fair Fares review to include the Aberdeen-Inverness train line, in light of the public ownership of ScotRail and in order to tackle congestion on the A96 and reduce carbon emissions."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-08986

Asked by: Burgess, Ariane, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 9 June 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to review the licensing process for mountain hare control."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-08259

Asked by: Burgess, Ariane, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 28 April 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to improve support and care for people experiencing perimenopause symptoms."

Answered by: Maree Todd on 10 May 2022

Question ref. S6W-06757

Asked by: Burgess, Ariane, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 24 February 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the 2021 report published by NatureScot, as part of the Scottish Entanglement Alliance, Understanding the scale and impacts of marine animal entanglement in the Scottish creel fishery, which identifies concerns about the entanglement rates of minke whales, humpback whales and other protected species, what…

Answered by: Mairi Gougeon on 8 March 2022

Question ref. S6W-05889

Asked by: Burgess, Ariane, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 26 January 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government when all state-owned ferries will be replaced by zero or low emission vessels."

Answered by: Jenny Gilruth on 8 February 2022

Question ref. S6W-05740

Asked by: Burgess, Ariane, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 21 January 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with the UK Government on reported plans to bring forward UK-wide legislative proposals to ban the domestic sale and advertising of tourism experiences overseas that involve unacceptable animal welfare practices."

Answered by: Mairi Gougeon on 4 February 2022

Question ref. S6W-05701

Asked by: Burgess, Ariane, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 14 January 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government how it is assisting SEPA in response to the data breach in 2020, and when information that is vital for assessing fish farm applications will be made publicly available."

Answered by: Mairi McAllan on 25 January 2022

Question ref. S6W-05365

Asked by: Burgess, Ariane, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 24 December 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether the independent review of the aquaculture regulatory and planning framework will publish its recommendations for further work by the end of 2021, as committed to in the Scottish Government’s and Scottish Green Party’s Shared Policy Programme."

Answered by: Mairi Gougeon on 17 January 2022

Question ref. S6W-05190

Asked by: Burgess, Ariane, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 22 December 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on its consideration of applications for planning permission for the proposed Hoy and Quanterness wind farms."

Answered by: Tom Arthur on 13 January 2022

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