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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Jenny Gilruth

Scottish National Party

MSP for Mid Fife and Glenrothes (Constituency) 2016 - present day

About Jenny Gilruth

Contact details

Contact online

Twitter: @jennygilruth

Facebook: Jenny's facebook

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 5793
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at their Constituency

12 Commercial Street

Phone: 01592 764815
Text relay calls welcome.

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


Jenny is not a member of any committees

Cross-party groups

Jenny is not a member of any cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Jenny has 1 parliamentary and government role

Minister for Europe and International Development

Scottish Government

Party Roles

Jenny does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Jenny has had 10 previous roles

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

25 September 2019 - 19 February 2020

Justice SubCommittee on Policing


19 April 2018 - 19 February 2020

Justice Committee


07 September 2016 - 19 February 2020

Social Security Committee

Substitute Member

06 September 2018 - 19 February 2020

Education and Skills Committee


30 March 2017 - 06 September 2018

Local Government and Communities Committee


14 June 2016 - 28 June 2018

Parliamentary Liaison Officer to the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills

Scottish Government

30 March 2017 - 19 April 2018

Health and Sport Committee


06 September 2016 - 30 March 2017

Environment Climate Change and Land Reform Committee


08 June 2016 - 06 September 2016

Public Audit Committee


08 June 2016 - 06 September 2016

Education and Skills Committee


Register of interests

Jenny'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 Jenny Gilruth. The date of their initial statement was 09 June 2016.

Remuneration and related undertaking

I published a book with Harper Collins Publishers (1 London Bridge Street, London, SE1 9GF), a publishing firm. I expect to receive remuneration of up to £500 per annum. This remuneration represents royalties for a text book written prior to my election and I do not expect to undertake any publishing work during this session.

Between 21 November and 5 December 2017 I wrote a weekly column for the Daily Record newspaper (of One Central Quay, Glasgow, G3 8DA). I spent 2 hours per week undertaking this role and earned £300 per week. I chose to donate my full earnings of £900 to Fife Women's Aid. I therefore received no financial benefit from undertaking this work. Payment was made direct to Fife Women's Aid on 17 January 2018. [Registered 25 January 2018]


On 12 August I attended the Edinburgh Military Tattoo held at Edinburgh Castle as a guest of Poppyscotland (a charity supporting ex-Servicemen and women and their families in Scotland of New Haig House, Edinburgh EH7 4HQ). The value of the ticket plus hospitality amounted to £400. [Registered 11 September 2017]

Overseas visits

From 9 to 23 July 2016 I visited the USA on a trip to build a foundation of general knowledge about US domestic and foreign policy, and share Scottish and EU policy practices/trends with American peers. There was a specific focus on education, environmental, taxation and immigration policy. The cost of the trip totalled $11,105, and was paid for by the US Embassy (the diplomatic mission of the US in the United Kingdom, 24 Grosvenor Square, London, W1A 2LQ). The figure included a $500 stipend payment to cover the cost of meals. [Registered 04 August 2016]

From 11 to 14 November 2018 I visited Bosnia as part of a delegation organised by Remembering Srebrenica Scotland. The purpose of the visit was to learn lessons about the Genocide. Costs were met by Remembering Srebrenica (Scotland) (a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) No SCO46540 of Turcan Connell Solicitors Princes Exchange Earl Grey Street Edinburgh EH3 9EE) and were £627. [Registered 10 December 2018]

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests.

Heritable property

No registrable interests.

Interest in shares

No registrable interests.


I am registered with the General Teaching Council for Scotland.

I am a member of the union School Leaders Scotland.

Recent Activity

What was said

What Jenny Gilruth 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.

Written questions

Written questions Jenny Gilruth 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-27245 - Answered

04 February 2020

Gilruth, Jenny: "To ask the Scottish Government what progress the Independent Care Review is making."

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S5O-04093 - Unanswered

29 January 2020

Gilruth, Jenny: "To ask the Scottish Government how it supports inclusive growth in the Mid Fife and Glenrothes constituency."

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S5W-27120 - Answered

23 January 2020

Gilruth, Jenny: "To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the progress to establish the public inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the death of Sheku Bayoh."

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S5W-26767 - Answered

18 December 2019

Gilruth, Jenny: "To ask the Scottish Government what progress has been made in reducing youth unemployment through the Developing the Young Workforce Programme."

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S5O-03952 - Unanswered

18 December 2019

Gilruth, Jenny: "To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with the UK Government regarding the WASPI campaign."

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