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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

Edward is a member of 1 committee

Cross-party groups

Edward is a member of 2 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Crofting

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Rural Policy

Member

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Edward has 1 parliamentary and government role

Conveners Group

Member

Party Roles

Edward does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Edward has had 5 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 2017 - 18 February 2020

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Rural Development

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

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

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 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 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]

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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. 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 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]

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 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 up to £50,000. I receive no rental income from this property. [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]

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 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]

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 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]

[Ceased interest removed from entry: 22 August 2019]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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.

Social Care Workers (Funding of Qualifications)

Edward Mountain made 2 Contributions to this discussion

Chamber - 25 November 2020

6. Edward Mountain (Highlands and Islands) (Con): "To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on funding level 2 of Scottish vocational qualifications training for social care workers, given their important role during the Covid-19 pandemic. (S5O-04790)"

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Salmon Farming Inquiry (Update)

Edward Mountain made 98 Contributions to this discussion

Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee - 18 November 2020

The Convener: "Agenda item 2 is the salmon farming in Scotland inquiry update. The committee is taking evidence on progress towards the delivery of the recommendations in its 2018 report on its salmon farming in Scotland inquiry…

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Official Controls (Animals, Feed and Food, Plant Health etc) Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020

Edward Mountain made 2 Contributions to this discussion

Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee - 18 November 2020

The Convener: "We move to item 3. We have received consent notifications in relation to three United Kingdom statutory instruments as detailed on the agenda. The instruments are being laid in the UK Parliament in relation to the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018…

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Decision on Taking Business in Private

Edward Mountain made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee - 18 November 2020

The Convener (Edward Mountain): "Good morning, and welcome to the committee’s 30th meeting in 2020. I ask everyone to make sure that their mobile phones are on silent…

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Veterans and Armed Forces Community

Edward Mountain made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Chamber - 17 November 2020

Edward Mountain (Highlands and Islands) (Con): "As an ex-serviceman, I am pleased that there continues to be almost total cross-party support for improving support for the armed services and for the veterans of our armed forces communities. Long may that continue…

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Votes

How Edward Mountain has voted in Parliament

Find out how Edward Mountain has voted recently.

Motion ref. S5M-22860.1

Recognising the Importance of Family Caregivers

Submitted by: Donald Cameron, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Result 27 for, 92 against, 0 abstained, 10 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S5M-22860.2

Recognising the Importance of Family Caregivers

Submitted by: Jeane Freeman, Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Supported by: Joe FitzPatrick, Clare Haughey
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Result 92 for, 27 against, 0 abstained, 10 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-22860

Recognising the Importance of Family Caregivers

Submitted by: Monica Lennon, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Monday, September 28, 2020

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Result 90 for, 27 against, 0 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-22845

The Social Security Administration and Tribunal Membership (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Dunfermline, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Monday, September 28, 2020

Supported by: Christina McKelvie
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Result 109 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 20 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-22803

Approval of SSI

Submitted by: Graeme Dey, Angus South, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Result 108 for, 6 against, 0 abstained, 15 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motions

Motions made by Edward Mountain in Parliament

Find out what motions Edward Mountain has submitted recently.

Motion ref. S5M-23093

Avoch Primary School and RNLI Kessock

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Motion ref. S5M-23229

Awards Success for Highland Home Carers

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Motion ref. S5M-22977

Fraser Mackenzie, Inverness

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Motion ref. S5M-22934

Supporting the NHS Through the Winter

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Motion ref. S5M-22861

Fundraising by Dalneigh Primary Pupil

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

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.

S5W-33353 - Unanswered

18 November 2020

Mountain, Edward: "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…

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S5O-04790 - Unanswered

18 November 2020

Mountain, Edward: "To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on funding level 2 of SVQ training for social care workers, given their role during the COVID-19 pandemic."

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S5W-33216 - Unanswered

12 November 2020

Mountain, Edward: "To ask the Scottish Government, regarding the construction of the proposed HMP Highland, which company was awarded the public contract published on 26 August 2020 to provide specialist professional advisory services relating to the development of the new prison facility; how much this cost; what actions were required to address specific planning…

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S5W-33217 - Unanswered

12 November 2020

Mountain, Edward: "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…

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S5W-33218 - Unanswered

12 November 2020

Mountain, Edward: "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."

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