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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 7 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 Fishing

Co-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

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on WASPI

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

MSP's 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 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.

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.

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.

Scottish Information Commissioner

Beatrice Wishart made 2 Contributions to this discussion

Chamber - 16 September 2020

1. Beatrice Wishart (Shetland Islands) (LD): "To ask the Scottish Government what recent discussions it has had with the Scottish Information Commissioner. (S5O-04589)"

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Cabinet Secretary Evidence Session

Beatrice Wishart made 5 Contributions to this discussion

Education and Skills Committee - 16 September 2020

Beatrice Wishart (Shetland Islands) (LD): "Consortium arrangements have been impacted by the new rules on classroom working. Can you indicate how many such arrangements were in place, and whether the removal of that option will have a greater impact on rural schools?"

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Covid-19

Beatrice Wishart made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Chamber - 15 September 2020

Beatrice Wishart (Shetland Islands) (LD): "Constituents have contacted me expressing their frustration that they cannot download the Protect Scotland app because their phone is not the latest model or they do not have the latest software. Those people still want to do their bit…

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“Early learning and childcare: follow up”

Beatrice Wishart made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee - 10 September 2020

Beatrice Wishart (Shetland Islands) (LD): "Thank you for allowing me to participate this morning, convener. A lot of issues have been raised and the meeting has been hugely informative, not least on data collection and gathering…

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Fishing Industry (Wind Farms)

Beatrice Wishart made 2 Contributions to this discussion

Chamber - 09 September 2020

1. Beatrice Wishart (Shetland Islands) (LD): "To ask the Scottish Government what recent engagement it has had with the fishing industry in relation to wind farm developments. (S5O-04565)"

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Votes

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.

S5W-31840 - Unanswered

16 September 2020

Wishart, Beatrice: "To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-31185 by Jeane Freeman on 26 August 2020, whether it will provide an update on the consideration it is giving to introducing an official exemption card for people who are exempt from wearing a face covering."

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S5W-31841 - Unanswered

16 September 2020

Wishart, Beatrice: "To ask the Scottish Government how many people have been diagnosed with a lung condition during the COVID-19 pandemic."

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S5W-31842 - Unanswered

16 September 2020

Wishart, Beatrice: "To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to promote the flu vaccine to people living with lung disease during the 2020-21 flu vaccination programme."

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S5W-31794 - Unanswered

14 September 2020

Wishart, Beatrice: "To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-31362 by John Swinney on 4 September 2020, for what reason information about moderated exam results was not shared with the Education Recovery Group, in light of its role being specific to the current pandemic."

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S5W-31792 - Unanswered

14 September 2020

Wishart, Beatrice: "To ask the Scottish Government whether the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills will report to the Parliament once a decision has been made about plans for the 2020-21 exam season with details of the plans and the decision-making process."

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