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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Fergus Ewing

Scottish National Party

MSP for Inverness and Nairn (Constituency) 2011 - present day

Former MSP for Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber (Constituency) 1999 - 2011

About Fergus Ewing

Contact details

Contact online

Website: fergusewing.com

Twitter: @fergusewingmsp

Facebook: Fergus's facebook

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 5732
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at their Constituency

112 Church Street
Inverness
Highland
IV1 1EP

Phone: 01463 713004
Text relay calls welcome.

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

Committees

Fergus is not a member of any committees

Cross-party groups

Fergus is not a member of any cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Fergus has 1 parliamentary and government role

Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy and Tourism

Scottish Government

Party Roles

Fergus does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Fergus has had 21 previous roles

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

26 June 2018 - 17 February 2020

Cabinet Secretary for the Rural Economy

Scottish Government

19 May 2016 - 26 June 2018

Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy and Connectivity

Scottish Government

21 November 2014 - 18 May 2016

Minister for Business, Energy and Tourism

Scottish Government

25 May 2011 - 21 November 2014

Minister for Energy, Enterprise and Tourism

Scottish Government

17 May 2007 - 25 May 2011

Minister for Community Safety

Scottish Government

09 May 2006 - 02 April 2007

Local Government and Transport Committee

Deputy Convener

13 September 2004 - 02 April 2007

Party Spokesperson on Telecommunications

Scottish National Party

13 September 2004 - 02 April 2007

Party Spokesperson on Transport

Scottish National Party

13 September 2004 - 02 April 2007

Party Spokesperson on Tourism

Scottish National Party

23 September 2004 - 09 May 2006

Local Government and Transport Committee

Member

10 June 2003 - 21 September 2004

Finance Committee

Deputy Convener

30 May 2003 - 13 September 2004

Party Spokesperson on Public Services

Scottish National Party

30 May 2003 - 13 September 2004

Party Spokesperson on Finance

Scottish National Party

04 June 2003 - 10 June 2003

Finance Committee

Member

16 May 2002 - 31 March 2003

Enterprise and Lifelong Learning Committee

Substitute Member

08 January 2001 - 31 March 2003

Rural Development Committee

Deputy Convener

27 June 2001 - 31 March 2003

Party Spokesperson on Rural Development

Scottish National Party

07 November 2000 - 07 January 2001

Rural Affairs Committee

Deputy Convener

17 June 1999 - 23 November 2000

Enterprise and Lifelong Learning Committee

Member

02 November 2000 - 07 November 2000

Rural Affairs Committee

Member

17 June 1999 - 01 November 2000

Subordinate Legislation Committee

Member

Register of interests

Fergus'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 Fergus Ewing. The date of their initial statement was 07 June 2016.

Remuneration and related undertaking

No registrable interests

Gifts

No registrable interests

Overseas visits

No registrable interests

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests

Heritable property

I own a house in Lossiemouth which has a market value of between £100,001 and £150,000 and from which I derive income of up to £5,000 per annum.

[Ceased interest removed from entry: 30 November 2017]

Interest in shares

I own ordinary shares in Finsbury Growth & Income (an investment trust) with a value of £40,131. [Amended interest 05 April 2017, Amended interest 18 June 2018]

I own ordinary shares in Link Fund Sol Ltd Trojan Income (an investment trust) with a value of £37,096 [Registered 18 June 2018]

[Ceased interest removed from entry: 24 June 2019]

[Ceased interest removed from entry: 25 June 2018]

[Ceased interest removed from entry: 8 May 2019]

I own ordinary shares in Temple Bar Investment Trust with a value of £30,728 [Registered 18 June 2018]

I own ordinary shares in Findlay Park American (an investment trust) with a value of £46,725. [Registered 05 April 2017, Amended interest 18 June 2018]

[Ceased interest removed from entry: 24 June 2019]

Voluntary

Although none of these investments require to be registered in the interests in shares category, I am disclosing on a voluntary basis my current investments in: GCP Infrastructure Ord, Twenty Four Income Ord, Sqn Asset Finance Ord, Sequoia Economic Infrastructure, Hadrian’s Wall Securities Ord, GCP Asset Backed C Shares, Polar Capital UK Value Opportunities, Aberforth Smaller Companies Trust, Miton UK Microcap, Artemis Alpha Trust, The European Investment Trust, Blackrock European Dynamic Fund Acc, Schroder Japan Growth Trust, Aberdeen Asian Income, Murray International Trust, Veritas Global Equity Income, Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust, Bb Healthcare Trust Redeemable, Empiric Student Property, Primary Healthcare Prop Ord, HICL Infrastucture, The Renewables Inf Ord, J O Hambro UK Equity Income A, T Bailey Saracen Global Income & Growth, Sqn Asset Finance C Shares, RWC Asset, Management Enhanced Income B Income, T Bailey Evenlode Income C Distribution, T Bailey Fund Serv Evenlode Global Income, Polar Capital Global Financials Trust, Pantheon International, Hermes Investment Global Emerging Markets [Amended interest 30 November 2016, Amended interest 5 April 2017, Amended interest 19 June 2017, Amended interest 18 June 2018]

[Ceased interest removed from entry: 24 June 2019]

Recent Activity

What was said

What Fergus Ewing 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.

Tourism (Covid-19 Impact)

Fergus Ewing made 25 Contributions to this discussion

Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee - 25 June 2020

Fergus Ewing (Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy and Tourism): "Good morning, everyone. I think that it is safe to say that, of all the sectors of society and the segments of our industry, the tourism sector has been hit the hardest by the pandemic…

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Farmers and Crofters (Financial Stability)

Fergus Ewing made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Chamber - 24 June 2020

The Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy and Tourism (Fergus Ewing): "The Scottish Government’s decision to move to home working for all staff as part of our national efforts to prevent the spread of Covid-19 came at the worst possible time for rural payments…

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Agriculture (Retained EU Law and Data) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 2

Fergus Ewing made 14 Contributions to this discussion

Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee - 17 June 2020

The Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy and Tourism (Fergus Ewing): "Good morning, everyone. It might take me some time to go through and do justice to the proposals in the three amendments in group 1, but I will seek to do that. There was a debate during stage 1 about the inclusion of a purpose clause in the bill…

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Highlands and Islands (Impact of Covid-19 on Tourism)

Fergus Ewing made 3 Contributions to this discussion

Chamber - 11 June 2020

The Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy and Tourism (Fergus Ewing): "The Scottish Government is keenly aware of the impact that the coronavirus has had on the tourism economy of the Highlands and Islands and is working extremely hard to address that."

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Lockdown (Cross-border Holidays)

Fergus Ewing made 2 Contributions to this discussion

Chamber - 11 June 2020

The Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy and Tourism (Fergus Ewing): "Our good friends from south of the border are always welcome to Scotland, but at this time the guidance for everyone—irrespective of borders—is to travel locally only, for no more than about 5 miles, for leisure or exercise, no matter where they are located."

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Written questions

Written questions Fergus Ewing 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.

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