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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

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

Member

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 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 has had 2 previous roles

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

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.

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.

Rural Affairs and Islands Committee meeting date: 21 February 2024

Agriculture and Rural Communities (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1

Ariane Burgess (Highlands and Islands) (Green): "On Monday, we had a fantastic session with farmers and crofters. It was insightful to talk to folk who are doing the work on the ground…

Rural Affairs and Islands Committee meeting date: 21 February 2024

Wildlife Management and Muirburn (Scotland) Bill: Stage 2

Ariane Burgess: "I am delighted to put on record my support for amendment 71, which will extend the SSPCA’s powers to investigate wildlife crime…

Chamber meeting date: 8 February 2024

Long-term Empty Homes (Enforcement Powers)

6. Ariane Burgess (Highlands and Islands) (Green): "To ask the First Minister what action the Scottish Government is taking to strengthen enforcement powers in relation to long-term empty homes. (S6F-02798)"

Rural Affairs and Islands Committee meeting date: 7 February 2024

Wildlife Management and Muirburn (Scotland) Bill: Stage 2

Ariane Burgess (Highlands and Islands) (Green): "I put on the record my sympathy for the intention behind Colin Smyth’s amendments 107 and 108. Glue traps are inhumane and indiscriminate as a pest control tool, and I understand the concerns about unintended loopholes being created…

Local Government, Housing and Planning Committee meeting date: 6 February 2024

Housing (Cladding Remediation) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1

The Convener: "Under agenda item 2, we will take evidence on the Housing (Cladding Remediation) (Scotland) Bill from the Minister for Housing, Paul McLennan, who is joined in the room by the Scottish Government officials Kate Hall, director, and Rachel Sunderland, deputy director, from the cladding remediation directorate; and Micheila West, from the legal…

Votes

How Ariane Burgess has voted in Parliament

Find out how Ariane Burgess 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 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-25555

Asked by: Burgess, Ariane, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 14 February 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the licence conditions to fish for wild wrasse, how its Marine Directorate ensures that each vessel deploys a maximum of 250 wrasse traps at any one time."

Answer expected on 13 March 2024

Question ref. S6W-25556

Asked by: Burgess, Ariane, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 14 February 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government how many vessels are currently licensed to fish for wild wrasse, and how many of these use creels for other species in addition to wrasse traps."

Answer expected on 13 March 2024

Question ref. S6F-02798

Asked by: Burgess, Ariane, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 5 February 2024

"To ask the First Minister what action the Scottish Government is taking to strengthen enforcement powers in relation to long-term empty homes."

Taken in the Chamber on 8 February 2024

Question ref. S6W-25083

Asked by: Burgess, Ariane, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 31 January 2024

Question ref. S6W-24713

Asked by: Burgess, Ariane, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 22 January 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will work with the UK Government to pause, review and improve the Shared Rural Network programme through consulting with rural communities across the Highlands to (a) establish their digital connectivity needs, (b) avoid construction of new access tracks unless no other method is possible, (c) avoid…

Answered by Richard Lochhead on 30 January 2024

Question ref. S6W-23916

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

"To ask the Scottish Government, regarding the potential impact on the fishing sector in Scotland, what representations it has made to the UK Government regarding a review of the English language requirements for fishing crew who enter the UK on a skilled worker visa."

Answered by Mairi Gougeon on 18 January 2024

Question ref. S6O-02934

Asked by: Burgess, Ariane, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 20 December 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government whether GEOAmey, the prisoner escort service provider, has offered any assurances that it will tackle the reported staffing challenges that currently mean that islanders acting as witnesses have to travel to jury trials on the mainland."

Taken in the Chamber on 10 January 2024

Question ref. S6W-23474

Asked by: Burgess, Ariane, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 30 November 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-17336 by Màiri McAllan on 4 May 2023, what area in km2 of Scotland’s inshore waters is, on a year-round basis, open to creeling while not open to scallop dredging or enphrops trawling."

Answered by Gillian Martin on 11 December 2023

Question ref. S6W-23245

Asked by: Burgess, Ariane, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 27 November 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on its ongoing discussions with the Screen Machine to ensure the funding of a new mobile cinema, in light of its reported importance to rural and islands communities."

Answered by Angus Robertson on 8 December 2023

Question ref. S6W-22506

Asked by: Burgess, Ariane, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 27 November 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it is considering alternatives to the current methods of tagging fish, which involve inserting tags into them."

Answered by Mairi Gougeon on 6 December 2023

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