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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Gail Ross

Scottish National Party

MSP for Caithness, Sutherland and Ross (Constituency) 2016 - present day

About Gail Ross

Contact details

Contact online

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 5927
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at their Constituency

106 High Street
Invergordon
IV18 0DR

Phone: 01349 888255
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Gail is a member of 2 committees

Cross-party groups

Gail is a member of 11 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Animal Welfare

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Crofting

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Culture

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Cycling, Walking and Buses

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Fishing

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Food

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on MS

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Nuclear Disarmament

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Prevention and Healing of Adverse Childhood Experiences

Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Scottish Gypsy/Traveller Community

Member

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Gail does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Gail does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Gail has had 8 previous roles

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

03 September 2019 - 05 September 2019

Public Petitions Committee

Member

15 June 2016 - 03 September 2019

Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee

Deputy Convener

30 March 2017 - 03 September 2019

Equalities and Human Rights Committee

Member

14 June 2016 - 28 June 2018

Parliamentary Liaison Officer to the First Minister

Scottish Government

29 September 2016 - 30 March 2017

Public Audit and Postlegislative Scrutiny Committee

Member

06 September 2016 - 29 September 2016

Public Audit Committee

Member

08 June 2016 - 06 September 2016

Environment Climate Change and Land Reform Committee

Member

08 June 2016 - 15 June 2016

Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee

Member

Register of interests

Gail'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 Gail Ross. The date of their initial statement was 08 June 2016.

Remuneration and related undertaking

Until 22 November 2016 I was a local authority councillor for Highland Council (of Glenurquhart Road, Inverness). I worked 8 hours per week and received between £15,001 and £20,000 per annum. This included use of a council laptop. I donated my council salary to local charities. From 22 November 2016 I no longer hold this office and therefore no longer receive any remuneration. [Amended interest 04 January 2017]

Until 22 November 2016 I was a local authority councillor for Highland Council (of Glenurquhart Road, Inverness). I worked 8 hours per week and received between £15,001 and £20,000 per annum. This included use of a council laptop. I donated my council salary to local charities. From 22 November 2016 I no longer hold this office and therefore no longer receive any remuneration. [Amended interest 04 January 2017]

Gifts

No registrable interests

Overseas visits

From 11 June to 14 June 2017 I undertook a visit to Bosnia & Herzegovina as part of the Remembering Srebrenica delegation. The total cost of this trip was met by Remembering Srebrenica (a project of Ummah Help at Newland House, 137-139 Hagley Road, Birmingham, B16 8UA) and was £591.00. [Registered 11 July 2017]

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests

Heritable property

I own, jointly with my husband, a flat in the Highland local authority area. The market value of the property is between £50,001 and £100,000 per annum. I receive gross income of up to £5,000 per annum.

Interest in shares

No registrable interests

Voluntary

On 18 August 2017 I was given a tartan bag from ANTA in Easter Ross. The value of this gift was £60. [Registered 23 August 2017]

I am the chairperson of the Wick Harbourfest Committee.

[Ceased interest removed from entry: 14 February 2018]

I am Honorary Vice- President of Friends of the Far North Line. [Registered 03 February 2017]

I am a patron of Home-start Caithness.

I am on the board of directors for North Highland College UHI.

I am an advisor to the Board of North Highland College. [Registered 11 September 2018]

[Ceased interest removed from entry: 14 February 2018]

I am a member of the Scottish Rural Parliament.

I am a trustee of the Mey Games. I do not receive any remuneration for this post. [Registered 29 November 2018]

I am a member of the Scottish Sheep Shearing Association. [Registered 11 September 2018]

I am an associate member of Wick RBLS Pipe Band.

I am the chairperson of the Wick Harbourfest Committee.

I am the Political Education Officer of the SNP Wick Branch. Until March 2017 I was the Convener of the branch. [Amended interest 30 August 2017]

On 8 November 2017 I joined the board of Remembering Srebrenica Scotland. [Registered 12 November 2017]

I am a member of the Garbh Allt Community Initiative. I receive no remuneration for this role. [Registered 27 September 2018]

I am a member of the Garbh Allt Community Initiative. I receive no remuneration for this role. [Registered 27 September 2018]

I am the Political Education Officer of the SNP Wick Branch. Until March 2017 I was the Convener of the branch. [Amended interest 30 August 2017]

I am an advisory board member for Caithness and North Sutherland Regeneration Partnership.

I am a patron of Caithness Broch Project. [Registered 11 September 2018]

I am an associate member of Wick RBLS Pipe Band.

I am on the board of directors for North Highland College UHI.

On 8 November 2017 I joined the board of Remembering Srebrenica Scotland. [Registered 12 November 2017]

I am a patron of Home-start Caithness.

Recent Activity

What was said

What Gail Ross 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.

Farmers and Crofters (Financial Stability)

Gail Ross made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Chamber - 24 June 2020

Gail Ross (Caithness, Sutherland and Ross) (SNP): "I would also like to thank everyone who works in our rural sectors for all their hard work over the past few months, and for their hard work in general…

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School Education and Early Learning: Covid-19

Gail Ross made 4 Contributions to this discussion

Education and Skills Committee - 19 June 2020

Gail Ross (Caithness, Sutherland and Ross) (SNP): "Thank you for that comprehensive start. You have probably answered quite a lot of the questions that we want to ask. From your consultation with the Scottish Government, teachers and parents, what should we expect blended learning to look like?"

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Animals and Wildlife (Penalties, Protections and Powers) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3

Gail Ross made 3 Contributions to this discussion

Chamber - 17 June 2020

Gail Ross (Caithness, Sutherland and Ross) (SNP): "Mark Ruskell and I agree on a lot of things—including much of what is in the bill—but amendment 33 is not one of them…

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School Education and Early Learning: Covid-19

Gail Ross made 3 Contributions to this discussion

Education and Skills Committee - 12 June 2020

Gail Ross (Caithness, Sutherland and Ross) (SNP): "Good morning. I have spoken to quite a few parents about the blended learning proposal and, to be completely honest, many parents, who have already been struggling over past weeks, are absolutely dreading it…

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Alcohol Minimum Pricing

Gail Ross made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Chamber - 10 June 2020

Gail Ross (Caithness, Sutherland and Ross) (SNP): "On a point of order, Presiding Officer. Last week, Alex Cole-Hamilton asked the health secretary about Covid-19 and care homes. He told the chamber that he has a constituent whose daughter works in a care home in the north of Scotland…

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Written questions

Written questions Gail Ross 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-29813 - Answered

09 June 2020

Ross, Gail: "To ask the Scottish Government how much (a) capital and (b) revenue expenditure is allocated to islands and remote rural areas during the period covered by the Scottish Budget for 2020-21, and what proportion of each is allocated to support businesses and social enterprises that support or enhance biodiversity."

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S5W-29681 - Answered

05 June 2020

Ross, Gail: "To ask the Scottish Government how many people have the condition, ME; what specialist treatment resources and facilities, other than stand-alone psychiatric or psychological services, are in place; how much funding has been allocated to these services, and what its position is on whether the level of resources offered is sufficient."

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S5W-28233 - Answered

03 April 2020

Ross, Gail: "To ask the Scottish Government whether NHS Highland has approved details of its Healing Process in response to John Sturrock QC’s recommendations, and if so, when will this commence."

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S5W-27553 - Answered

20 February 2020

Ross, Gail: "To ask the Scottish Government what progress has been made with the aquaculture sector on the recommendations in the Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee's report, Salmon Farming in Scotland."

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