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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

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 does not have any previous roles

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

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

I am a patron of Home-start Caithness.

I am a member of the Scottish Rural Parliament.

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

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

I am an associate member of Wick RBLS Pipe Band.

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

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

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

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

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

[Ceased interest removed from entry: 14 February 2018]

I am the chairperson of the Wick Harbourfest Committee.

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

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

[Ceased interest removed from entry: 14 February 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 Honorary Vice- President of Friends of the Far North Line. [Registered 03 February 2017]

I am an associate member of Wick RBLS Pipe Band.

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

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 the chairperson of the Wick Harbourfest Committee.

I am a patron of Home-start Caithness.

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

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.

Polypropylene Mesh Medical Devices (PE1517)

Gail Ross made 12 Contributions to this discussion

Public Petitions Committee - 22 October 2020

Gail Ross (Caithness, Sutherland and Ross) (SNP): "In your written submission and your opening statement, you explained that you offered to come to Scotland with the intention of helping the women. Can you explain what that work would have involved…

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Large Shops (Closure on New Year’s Day) (PE1780)

Gail Ross made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Public Petitions Committee - 08 October 2020

Gail Ross: "We must be quite traditional and old fashioned up where I live, because we still close for a half day on Wednesdays. That can be quite frustrating when you forget something and go down to the chemist but it is shut. I agree with what has been said…

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Maternity Facilities (PE1825)

Gail Ross made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Public Petitions Committee - 08 October 2020

Gail Ross: "Like the convener, I was very moved by the petition and the petitioner’s personal account of what she had to go through—she had an absolutely awful experience…

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Government Contracts (30-day Supply Chain Payments) (PE1824)

Gail Ross made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Public Petitions Committee - 08 October 2020

Gail Ross: "I always worry when I see phrases such as “strongly encourage” when we have evidence that something is not happening. Maybe we should have the word “ensure” or even “enforce”…

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A83 (Rest and Be Thankful) (PE1540)

Gail Ross made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Public Petitions Committee - 08 October 2020

Gail Ross: "I thank Jackie Baillie for coming along and pushing the matter on behalf of her constituents. She is absolutely correct that the petitioner has made an impact…

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Votes

How Gail Ross has voted in Parliament

Find out how Gail Ross 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 against

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 for

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 for

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 Gail Ross in Parliament

Find out what motions Gail Ross has submitted recently.

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.

S5O-04533 - Unanswered

26 August 2020

Ross, Gail: "To ask the Scottish Government what support it is providing to local authorities in their response to COVID-19."

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S5W-31275 - Answered

18 August 2020

Ross, Gail: "To ask the Scottish Government what information it has regarding whether the European Commission investigation into the complaint regarding the Northern Isles road equivalent tariff (RET) will be resolved."

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S5W-31244 - Answered

17 August 2020

Ross, Gail: "To ask the Scottish Government what its plans are for setting out a statement of policy on food, in light of a Good Food Nation Bill no longer being introduced in the current parliamentary session."

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S5W-31079 - Answered

04 August 2020

Ross, Gail: "To ask the Scottish Government when its response to the reports of the Advisory Group on Economic Recovery and Enterprise and Skills Strategic Board Sub-Group will be published."

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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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