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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Beatrice Wishart

Scottish Liberal Democrats

MSP for Shetland Islands (Constituency) 2019 - present day

About Beatrice Wishart

Contact details

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6296
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at their Constituency

171 Commercial Street
Lerwick
ZE1 0HX

Phone: 01595 690044
Text relay calls welcome.

Find out when the MSP's surgery times are on their website.

Committees

Cross-party groups

Beatrice is a member of 9 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Aviation

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Colleges and Universities

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Crofting

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Mental Health

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Nordic Countries

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Oil and Gas

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Skills

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on WASPI

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Women's Health

Member

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Beatrice does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Beatrice has 1 party role

Party Spokesperson on Education

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Previous roles

Beatrice does not have any previous roles

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

Register of interests

Beatrice'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 Beatrice Wishart. The date of their initial statement was 18 September 2019.

Remuneration and related undertaking

Until 31 August 2019 I was the Office Manager and Senior Caseworker for Alistair Carmichael MP (of 171 Commercial Street, Lerwick, Shetland, ZE1 0HX). I worked 39 hours per week and received remuneration of between £35,001 and £40,000 per annum.

Until 31 August 2019 I was the Office Manager and Senior Caseworker for Alistair Carmichael MP (of 171 Commercial Street, Lerwick, Shetland, ZE1 0HX). I worked 39 hours per week and received remuneration of between £35,001 and £40,000 per annum.

Until 9 September 2019 I was a Local Authority Councillor for Shetland Islands Council (of Town Hall, Lerwick, Shetland, ZE1 0HB). I worked 20 hours per week and received remuneration of between £15,001 and £20,000 per annum.

Gifts

No registrable interests.

No registrable interests.

Overseas visits

No registrable interests.

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests.

Heritable property

No registrable interests.

No registrable interests.

Interest in shares

No registrable interests.

Voluntary

I am a Trustee for Shetland Women's Aid

I am a Trustee for Shetland Women's Aid

Recent Activity

What was said

What Beatrice Wishart 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.

Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee meeting date: 21 January 2021

Tourism Sector (Covid-19)

Beatrice Wishart (Shetland Islands) (LD): "I address my first question to Charlotte Wright. You mentioned that the northern isles have been particularly badly hit throughout the pandemic. We have lost the cruise industry, which is a vital part of the tourism sector in Shetland and Orkney…

Chamber meeting date: 20 January 2021

Covid-19 Vaccination Programme (Clinically Vulnerable)

Beatrice Wishart (Shetland Islands) (LD): "People understand that the Scottish Government’s Covid-19 vaccination programme is following the priority recommendations of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation…

Education and Skills Committee meeting date: 20 January 2021

Additional Support for Learning Review

Beatrice Wishart (Shetland Islands) (LD): "Following on from the discussion about funds being ring fenced—or not, as the case may be—how consistent are local authority finance returns in their identification of spending on additional support for learning?"

Chamber meeting date: 19 January 2021

Fishing Communities (Compensation)

Beatrice Wishart (Shetland Islands) (LD): "The fishing industry has been used as a political football and there is anger in the Shetland fleet…

Chamber meeting date: 14 January 2021

Managing Scotland’s Fisheries

Beatrice Wishart (Shetland Islands) (LD): "Like the rest of the fishing industry, the Shetland fleet is bitterly disappointed by the content of the fisheries agreement…

Votes

How Beatrice Wishart has voted in Parliament

Find out how Beatrice Wishart has voted recently.

Motion ref. S5M-23803

Post-mortem Examinations (Defence Time Limit) (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Gil Paterson, Clydebank and Milngavie, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Result 26 for, 90 against, 1 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S5M-23917

Culpable Homicide (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Claire Baker, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, January 21, 2021

Result 26 for, 89 against, 0 abstained, 14 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S5M-23911

Approval of SSI

Submitted by: Graeme Dey, Angus South, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Result 96 for, 5 against, 18 abstained, 10 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-23903

Approval of SSI

Submitted by: Graeme Dey, Angus South, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Result 100 for, 1 against, 21 abstained, 7 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-23910

Approval of SSI

Submitted by: Graeme Dey, Angus South, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Result 118 for, 1 against, 2 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Beatrice Wishart 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. S5W-34604

Asked by: Wishart, Beatrice, Shetland Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 15 January 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what feedback it has received from (a) local authorities and (b) other relevant partners regarding the work available to supply teachers during the COVID-19 pandemic."

Answered by: John Swinney on 22 January 2021

Question ref. S5W-34605

Asked by: Wishart, Beatrice, Shetland Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 15 January 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the agreement reached with the Scottish Negotiating Committee for Teachers in April 2020, whether further support will be made available for supply teachers."

Answered by: John Swinney on 22 January 2021

Question ref. S5W-34416

Asked by: Wishart, Beatrice, Shetland Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 8 January 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what consideration it has given to reintroducing the suspension of the 5p charge for single-use carrier bags, when used for home delivery and collection of groceries and takeaways, for health and safety reasons during the COVID-19 pandemic."

Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham on 20 January 2021

Question ref. S5W-34510

Asked by: Wishart, Beatrice, Shetland Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 12 January 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what measures are in place to ensure national consistency regarding how vulnerable children that are not presenting at school are contacted and reached out to."

Answered by: John Swinney on 20 January 2021

Question ref. S5W-34511

Asked by: Wishart, Beatrice, Shetland Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 12 January 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to ensure that the return to the hub model for schoolchildren takes account of the experience of the previous lockdown."

Answered by: John Swinney on 19 January 2021

Question ref. S5W-33855

Asked by: Wishart, Beatrice, Shetland Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 7 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it has received offers of public health messaging support from third sector organisations encouraging at-risk groups to take up the COVID-19 vaccine."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 14 January 2021

Question ref. S5W-33856

Asked by: Wishart, Beatrice, Shetland Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 7 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what steps it will take to encourage people with asthma and other respiratory conditions to take up the offer of the COVID-19 vaccine."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 14 January 2021

Question ref. S5W-34565

Asked by: Wishart, Beatrice, Shetland Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 13 January 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to ensure that people who employ carers and social care personal assistants using direct payment packages can afford the PPE they require and purchase it without the risk of overspending their package budget."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-34509

Asked by: Wishart, Beatrice, Shetland Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 12 January 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what advice it has issued to those (a) running and (b) attending schools during the current COVID-19 lockdown, and whether it will offer any additional support in light of any lessons learned during this period."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-34462

Asked by: Wishart, Beatrice, Shetland Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 11 January 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what consideration has been given to extending the use of concessionary ferry travel vouchers that are due to expire on 31 March 2021, in light of the restrictions on travel due to COVID-19."

Awaiting answer

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