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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Edward Mountain

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for Highlands and Islands (Region) 2016 - present day

About Edward Mountain

Contact details

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6143
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Edward has 2 parliamentary and government roles

Conveners Group

Member

Conveners Group

Member

Party Roles

Edward does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Edward has had 4 previous roles

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

18 September 2019 - 25 February 2020

Standards Procedures and Public Appointments Committee

Substitute Member

28 June 2016 - 29 June 2017

Public Petitions Committee

Substitute Member

26 May 2016 - 28 June 2017

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Land Reform

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

08 June 2016 - 15 June 2016

Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee

Member

Register of interests

Edward'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 Edward Mountain. The date of their initial statement was 02 June 2016.

Remuneration and related undertaking

I am a Partner in Delfur Farms Farming Partnership, of Moray, a farming business with ancillary residential lettings. I receive remuneration in the form of utilities and insurance for my home of between £35,001 and £40,000. I expect to spend 2 to 4 hours a week on this role. [Amended interest 24 November 2016]

I am a partner in and owner of 50% of Delfur Fishings, of Moray, a rod and line salmon fishing. I expect to spend 1 hour a week on this role. In 2017 I received £10,000 income from this fishery. [Amended interest 24 November 2016, Amended interest 24 April 2018]

Gifts

No registrable interests

Overseas visits

No registrable interests

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests

Heritable property

From 14 August 2018 I own a house in the Moray local authority area with a market value of between £300,001 and £400,000 with gross rental income of between £10,001 and £15,000 per annum. [Registered 15 August 2018]

From 14 August 2018 I own a cottage in the Moray local authority area with a market value of up to £50,000. I receive no rental income from this property. [Registered 15 August 2018]

I own a 50% share of a rod and line salmon fishing in Moray, operated by Delfur Fishings, which has a total market value of between £8,200,001 and £8,300,000. The property yields a gross annual income in the range £230,001 – £240,000. Due to Covid-19 and the restrictions placed on fishings, the estimated gross annual income in 2020 is no more than £40,000. [Amended interest 24 November 2016, Amended Interest 18 August 2020]

From 14 August 2018 I own a farmhouse in the Moray local authority area with a market value of between £50,001 and £100,000. I receive no rental income from this property. [Registered 15 August 2018]

From 14 August 2018 I own a cottage in the Moray local authority area with a market value of up to £50,000. I receive no rental income from this property. [Registered 15 August 2018]

From 14 August 2018 I own approximately 500 acres of farmland in the Moray local authority area with a market value of between £3,000,001 and £3,500,000. [Registered 15 August 2018, Amended 28 May 2019]

From 14 August 2018 I own dog kennels in the Moray local authority area with a market value of up to £50,000. [Registered 15 August 2018]

From 14 August 2018 I own a cottage in the Moray local authority area with a market value of between £100,001 and £150,000. This cottage is a service occupancy and I receive no rental income from this property. [Registered 15 August 2018]

From 14 August 2018 I own a cottage in the Moray local authority area with a market value of between £100,001 and £150,000. This cottage is a service occupancy and I receive no rental income from this property. [Registered 15 August 2018]

From 14 August 2018 I own a cottage in the Moray local authority area with a market value of between £100,001 and £150,000 with gross rental income of between £5,001 and £10,000 per annum. [Registered 15 August 2018]

From 14 August 2018 I own a cottage in the Moray local authority area with a market value of between £150,001 and £200,000 with gross rental income of between £5,001 and £10,000. [Registered 15 August 2018]

From 14 August 2018 I own a farmhouse in the Moray local authority area with a market value of between £150,001 and £200,000. This farmhouse is a service occupancy and I receive no rental income from this property. [Registered 15 August 2018]

From 14 August 2018 I own a cottage in the Moray local authority area with a market value of between £100,001 and £150,000 with gross rental income of between £5,001 and £10,000 per annum. [Registered 15 August 2018]

From 14 August 2018 I own a cottage in the Moray local authority area with a market value of between £100,001 and £150,000 with gross rental income of between £5,001 and £10,000 per annum. [Registered 15 August 2018]

From 14 August 2018 I own a croft in the Moray local authority area with a market value of between £50,001 and £100,000. I receive no rental income from this property. [Registered 15 August 2018]

From 14 August 2018 I own a house in the Moray local authority area with a market value of between £150,001 and £200,000 with gross rental income of between £5,001 and £10,000 per annum. [Registered 15 August 2018]

From 14 August 2018 I own a house in the Moray local authority area with a market value of between £400,001 and £500,000 with gross rental income of between £10,001 and £15,000 per annum. [Registered 15 August 2018]

Interest in shares

I own ordinary shares in HSBC with a value of £53,707. [Registered 24 April 2018, Amended interest 4 April 2019]

[Ceased interest removed from entry: 25 April 2019]

I own preference shares in a structured instrument created by BNP Paribas with a value of £39,744. [Amended interest 24 April 2018, Amended interest 4 April 2019]

Voluntary

On 2 October 2019 I attended the Helping It Happen Awards Ceremony and Dinner at The Sheraton Grand Hotel as a guest of Scottish Land and Estates. The value of the gift falls below the threshold for registration. [Registered 10 October 2019]

I completed an MSP survey for Savanta ComRes and, in return, a donation of £75 was made to Moray Riding for the Disabled. [Registered 27 February 2020].

On Wednesday 16 November 2016 I attended a dinner hosted by the Port of Cromarty Firth, in Edinburgh. The value of this hospitality was below the threshold for registration. [Registered 17 November 2016]

On 1 November 2017 I attended the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation Annual Dinner 2017 in Edinburgh. The value of this hospitality was below the threshold for registration. [Registered 2 November 2017]

I completed an MSP survey for ComRes Ltd and, in return, a donation of £50 was made to Moray Riding for the Disabled. [Registered 24 April 2018]

[Ceased interest removed from entry: 22 August 2019]

On Tuesday 14 November 2017, I attended a private dinner with EE (hosted by Kate Forbes MSP and Brendan Dick, Director, BT Scotland, Managing Director BT Regions) in Edinburgh. The value of this hospitality was below the threshold for registration. [Registered 16 November 2017]

I took part in an MSP survey and for completing it, a donation was made to a charity nominated by me. A cheque for £100 was made payable to Moray Riding for the Disabled and issued and posted by PA Advocacy on 4 October 2017. [Registered 24 October 2017]

[Ceased interest removed from entry: 14 February 2018]

On 9 March 2019, as a guest of BT Scotland, I attended the Six On Nations Rugby match at Murrayfield. The value of the gift falls below the threshold for registration. [Registered 4 April 2019]

I am an unremunerated Honorary Associate of the British Veterinary Association (usual cost of membership is in the region of £356). [Registered 22 December 2020]

On Saturday 8th February 2020, I attended the Scotland v England Rugby match at Murrayfield as a guest of BT. The approximate cost of the hospitality was £250. [Registered 27 February 2020]

On Wednesday 22 November 2017, I attended a private dinner with Serco Group Plc, in Edinburgh. The value of this hospitality was below the threshold for registration. [Registered 23 November 2017]

I took part in an MSP survey and for completing it, a donation was made to a charity nominated by me. A bank transfer of £100 was made payable to MacMillan Cancer Research, Speyside Branch after notifying the details on 1 December 2020. [Registered 22 December 2020]

On 6 February 2017, I received a cheque for £100 to my nominated charity of 'Guide Dogs for the Blind', from ScottishPower Energy Retail Ltd. [Registered 10 February 2017]

Recent Activity

What was said

What Edward Mountain 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: 3 March 2021

Loneliness and Isolation

6. Edward Mountain (Highlands and Islands) (Con): "To ask the Scottish Government what action the Minister for Older People and Equalities takes to ensure that its policies do not contribute to loneliness and isolation. (S5O-05078)"

Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee meeting date: 3 March 2021

Rural Support (Controls) (Coronavirus) (Scotland) Regulations 2021 [Draft]

The Convener: "Item 3 is consideration of two affirmative instruments and one made affirmative instrument. The committee will take evidence on the instruments, and the motions seeking approval of them will be considered under items 4, 5 and 6…

Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee meeting date: 3 March 2021

Trade in Animals and Related Products (EU Exit) (Scotland) (Amendment) Regulations 2021 [Draft]

The Convener: "Members are invited to note that mandatory affirmative status is applied to the Trade in Animals and Related Products (EU Exit) (Scotland) (Amendment) Regulations 2021. That is noted by the committee."

Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee meeting date: 3 March 2021

Agriculture and Fisheries (Update)

The Convener (Edward Mountain): "Good morning, and welcome to the eighth meeting of the Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee in 2021. I ask everyone to make sure that their mobile phones are on silent. This meeting will be conducted in virtual format…

Votes

How Edward Mountain has voted in Parliament

Find out how Edward Mountain has voted recently.

Motion ref. S5M-24038

Scottish Parliamentary Standards (Sexual Harassment and Complaints Process) Bill

Submitted by: Bill Kidd, Glasgow Anniesland, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, March 4, 2021

Result 119 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 10 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-24057

Pre-release Access to Official Statistics (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Gordon Lindhurst, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Supported by: Andy Wightman
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, March 4, 2021

Result 62 for, 0 against, 56 abstained, 11 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-24275

Campaign Recess

Submitted by: Graeme Dey, Angus South, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Result 95 for, 1 against, 21 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-24263

Scotland’s Recovery

Submitted by: Monica Lennon, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Monday, March 1, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Result 84 for, 34 against, 0 abstained, 11 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-24263.2

Scotland’s Recovery

Submitted by: Jamie Hepburn, Cumbernauld and Kilsyth, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Supported by: Fiona Hyslop, Ivan McKee
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Result 84 for, 33 against, 0 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Edward Mountain 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. S5O-05095

Asked by: Mountain, Edward, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 3 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on the recommendation by the Chief Executive of the Committee on Climate Change that policies for the agricultural sector must be created rapidly to protect the environment and meet emissions targets."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5O-05078

Asked by: Mountain, Edward, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 24 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what action the Minister for Older People and Equalities takes to ensure that its policies do not contribute to loneliness and isolation."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-35324

Asked by: Mountain, Edward, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 19 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government (a) how many and (b) what proportion of people on the transplant list had received their COVID-19 vaccination by 22 January 2021, and what impact the change in its prioritisation policy towards this group had."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5O-05045

Asked by: Mountain, Edward, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 17 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what the projected impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is on the economy of the Highlands for the current financial year."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5O-05031

Asked by: Mountain, Edward, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 10 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government when the new HMP Inverness will be completed."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5O-04981

Asked by: Mountain, Edward, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 27 January 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government when the Communities Secretary last met the Chief Executive of The Highland Council."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5O-04965

Asked by: Mountain, Edward, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 20 January 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on whether all children with learning disabilities in early years education are being identified and diagnosed to ensure that they are receiving targeted support."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-33218

Asked by: Mountain, Edward, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 12 November 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government, regarding Lot 1 of the R100 high-speed broadband programme, whether it is on track to finalise the contract award to BT by the end of 2020; when the contract award with BT will be finalised, and when it will announce the revised delivery schedule for Lot 1."

Answered by: Paul Wheelhouse on 7 December 2020

Question ref. S5W-33217

Asked by: Mountain, Edward, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 12 November 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government, regarding Lot 1 of the R100 high-speed broadband programme, how many properties (a) are eligible and (b) have applied for each level of the Scottish Broadband Voucher Scheme, and, in the event that applications are made to the Scottish Broadband Voucher Scheme prior to its link-up with the UK Government’s Rural…

Answered by: Paul Wheelhouse on 3 December 2020

Question ref. S5W-33353

Asked by: Mountain, Edward, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 18 November 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government, regarding the further funding to support additional COVID-19 spending across health and social care services, how much (a) has already been transferred and (b) will be made available in the current financial year to each NHS board; how many tranches of payments this will include; on what dates each tranche of…

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 2 December 2020

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