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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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John Scott

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for Ayr (Constituency) 2000 - present day

About John Scott

Contact details

Contact online

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 5638
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at their Constituency

17 Wellington Square
Ayr
KA7 1EZ

Phone: 01292 286251
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

John is a member of 1 committee

Cross-party groups

John is a member of 9 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Aviation

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Beer and Pubs

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on China

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Co-Operatives

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Food

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Rare, Genetic and Undiagnosed Conditions

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Rural Policy

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Scottish Horseracing and Bloodstock Industries

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Towns and Town Centres

Convener

Parliamentary and Government Roles

John has 1 parliamentary and government role

Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe

Member

Party Roles

John does not have any party roles

Previous roles

John has had 31 previous roles

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

28 June 2017 - 18 February 2020

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Farming

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

29 June 2017 - 18 September 2019

Standards Procedures and Public Appointments Committee

Substitute Member

29 June 2017 - 18 September 2019

Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee

Substitute Member

05 September 2017 - 10 September 2019

Environment Climate Change and Land Reform Committee

Deputy Convener

29 June 2017 - 05 September 2017

Environment Climate Change and Land Reform Committee

Member

14 June 2016 - 29 June 2017

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee

Convener

14 June 2016 - 29 June 2017

Conveners Group

Member

08 June 2016 - 29 June 2017

Standards Procedures and Public Appointments Committee

Member

26 May 2016 - 28 June 2017

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Sustainable Development

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

08 June 2016 - 14 June 2016

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee

Member

11 May 2011 - 12 May 2016

Deputy Presiding Officer

Scottish Parliament

01 February 2012 - 23 March 2016

Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee

Substitute Member

05 June 2013 - 23 March 2016

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee

Member

07 January 2015 - 23 March 2016

Standards Procedures and Public Appointments Committee

Substitute Member

01 June 2011 - 04 June 2013

Subordinate Legislation Committee

Member

20 June 2007 - 22 March 2011

Rural Affairs and Environment Committee

Deputy Convener

17 May 2007 - 22 March 2011

Party Spokesperson on Rural Development

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

17 May 2007 - 22 March 2011

Party Spokesperson on the Environment

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

27 June 2007 - 12 November 2008

Public Petitions Committee

Substitute Member

13 June 2007 - 20 June 2007

Rural Affairs and Environment Committee

Member

21 May 2003 - 24 May 2007

Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body

Appointed Member

02 June 2003 - 02 April 2007

Parliamentary Bureau

Substitute Member

14 September 2005 - 02 April 2007

Finance Committee

Substitute Member

11 June 2003 - 02 April 2007

Public Petitions Committee

Deputy Convener

03 September 2003 - 25 August 2005

Communities Committee

Substitute Member

03 September 2003 - 08 October 2003

Education Committee

Substitute Member

04 June 2003 - 11 June 2003

Public Petitions Committee

Member

16 May 2002 - 31 March 2003

Rural Development Committee

Substitute Member

27 June 2001 - 31 March 2003

Party Spokesperson on the Environment

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

28 June 2001 - 31 March 2003

Transport and the Environment Committee

Member

30 March 2000 - 28 June 2001

Public Petitions Committee

Member

Register of interests

John'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 John Scott. The date of their initial statement was 25 May 2016.

Remuneration and related undertaking

I am a partner in Messrs W. Scott and Son, Girvan, a farming concern. I work 14 hours per month for which I receive remuneration of between £5,001 and £10,000 per annum. [Amended interest 19 June 2017]

Gifts

On 22 April 2017 my wife and I attended Ayr Racecourse as guests of the Ladbrokes Coral Group plc (a betting firm of 5th Floor, The Zig Zag Building, 70 Victoria Street, London, SW1E 6SQ). The value of the tickets was £295 each and therefore the combined value of the gift to my wife and me was £590. [Registered 28 April 2017]

Overseas visits

No registrable interests

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests

Heritable property

I own a flat in South Ayrshire with a market value of between £100,001 and £150,000. I receive gross income from this flat of between £5,001 and £10,000 per annum.

I own a flat in South Ayrshire with a market value of between £250,001 and £300,000. I receive a gross income from this flat of between £5,001 and £10,000 per annum. [Amended interest 19 June 2017, Amended interest 24 March 2020]

I own agricultural land and property with a market value of between £800,001 and £900,000 which produces a gross annual income of between £190,001 and £200,000. From 6 March 2009, part of the Farm’s income comes from a contract with CRE Energy Ltd to provide access over the farm for the purpose of maintaining a windfarm on adjoining land. All of the above income is used annually to run, maintain and invest in the farm. [Amended interest 19 June 2017]

I own a cottage in South Ayrshire with a market value of between £50,001 and £100,000 and have done so since June 2015. I receive a gross income from this cottage of between £5,001 and £10,000 per annum. [Registered 24 March 2020.]

Interest in shares

I own 100% of Water Distribution and Energy Services Ltd, a water retailing company. This company is registered but not trading.

Voluntary

I am an unremunerated Fellow of the Royal Agricultural Society. [Amended interest 19 June 2017]

I am an unremunerated honorary member of the British Veterinary Association.

I am an unremunerated co-opted regional branch member and honorary fellow of the Moredun Institute.

I am a member of the National Farmers Union of Scotland.

Recent Activity

What was said

What John Scott 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.

Devolved Benefits (Face-to-face Assessments)

John Scott made 2 Contributions to this discussion

Chamber - 26 June 2019

1. John Scott (Ayr) (Con): "To ask the Scottish Government what progress has been made in developing new face-to-face assessments for new devolved benefits. (S5O-03439)"

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Climate Change (Emissions Reduction Targets) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 2

John Scott made 4 Contributions to this discussion

Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee - 25 June 2019

John Scott (Ayr) (Con): "I declare an interest as a farmer and landowner. Amendment 101 is a probing amendment that seeks to create a new class of land that will identify and group types of land that have a particularly beneficial effect on climate change mitigation…

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Climate Change (Emissions Reduction Targets) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 2

John Scott made 3 Contributions to this discussion

Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee - 18 June 2019

John Scott (Ayr) (Con): "I wish to speak briefly. Before I do, I declare an interest. I believe that the 2045 targets and the IPCC advice are sufficient, although the targets will be immensely difficult to achieve…

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Road Network (South Ayrshire)

John Scott made 2 Contributions to this discussion

Chamber - 12 June 2019

4. John Scott (Ayr) (Con): "To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to improve the road network in South Ayrshire. (S5O-03361)"

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Scottish Greenhouse Gas Emissions 2017

John Scott made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Chamber - 12 June 2019

John Scott (Ayr) (Con): "I declare an interest as a farmer…

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Written questions

Written questions John Scott 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.

S5O-03439 - Unanswered

19 June 2019

Scott, John: "To ask the Scottish Government what progress has been made in developing new face-to-face assessments for new devolved benefits."

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S5O-03361 - Unanswered

05 June 2019

Scott, John: "To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to improve the road network in South Ayrshire."

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S5W-22958 - Answered

02 May 2019

Scott, John: "To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to ensure that fire breaks are adequately maintained by swiping or other methods on Forestry Commission Scotland-owned land and forests, following reports of many moorland wildfires in 2019, and what analysis it has carried out of the effectiveness of this work…

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S5O-03222 - Unanswered

08 May 2019

Scott, John: "To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on encouraging behavioural change with regard to food production, in light of evidence received by the Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee from the Committee on Climate Change."

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S5O-03188 - Unanswered

01 May 2019

Scott, John: "To ask the Scottish Government how it allocates funding from the Scottish Welfare Fund to local authorities."

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