Register of Interests

Member's Name:

Constituency:

Date on which initial statement lodged: 06 June 2011

All MSPs are required to provide details of their interests under the Interests of Members of the Scottish Parliament Act 2006 (asp 12). The Register of Interests of Members of the Scottish Parliament lists details of interests registered under categories such as remuneration, heritable property and gifts. More information about the exact nature of information required under each category of interest can be found at Volume 2: sections 1 and 2 of the Code of Conduct for Members of the Scottish Parliament.

Information on the exact nature of the requirement under each category can be found in the Interests of Members of the Scottish Parliament Act 2006 (asp 12).

Election expenses are not detailed on the Register of Interests as candidate spending returns are collated by the Electoral Commission. Details of spending and donations for all candidates at the 2011 Scottish Parliamentary election are available on the Electoral Commission’s website.  Donations made to MSPs, other than in relation to Scottish Parliamentary elections, may also require to be registered with the Electoral Commission.  Details of such donations are published regularly by the Electoral Commission.


Remuneration and Related Undertaking:
NONE

Gifts:
As a member of the Scottish Parliament’s football team, I played in an inter-Parliamentary tournament in London in support of the Community Shield on 4 August 2007. The event was sponsored by McDonalds (McDonald's Restaurants Ltd. 11 - 59 High Road, East Finchley, London, N2 8AW) and I received a benefit in kind of accommodation and hospitality totalling approximately £570. As part of the event I was also given a gift of six match tickets for the Community Shield with a total value of £450. I gave four of these tickets to the Dunfermline Athletic Supporters Trust, and two tickets to the Rosyth Dockyard trade unions. The total value of this gift is between £1,001 and £2,000.

As a member of the Scottish Parliament’s football team, I played in an inter-Parliamentary tournament in support of the Community Shield in London on 9 August 2008. The event was sponsored by McDonalds (McDonald's Restaurants Ltd. 11 - 59 High Road, East Finchley, London, N2 8AW) and the accommodation and hospitality totalled approximately £675 and was met in full by McDonalds. As part of the event I was also given a gift of six match tickets by the Football Association (The Football Association Ltd, 25 Soho Square, London, W1D 4FA) for the Community Shield with a total value of £240, I gave these tickets to organisations supporting grass roots football in Mid Scotland and Fife, to assist with raising funds. The total value of this gift is therefore between £501 to £1,000 (approximately £915).

Overseas Visits:
NONE

Heritable Property:
NONE

Interest In Shares:
NONE

Voluntary:
I am a member of the Unite trade union.

I am a member of the Community trade union

On 10 July 2009, I was appointed as a member of the Scotland’s Futures Forum Board of Directors. I do not receive any remuneration for this position.

In December 2009 Bitwise Ltd, a software development company based in Fife, paid £494.50 for the printing and design of my Christmas cards. The sum of £494.50 was paid by Bitwise Ltd direct to Armstrong Printing who undertook the printing and design of the cards.

My 2011 election expenses were met by the Labour Party.

On 4 March 2012 I was appointed as a member of the Scottish Women’s Football Board of Directors. I do not receive any remuneration for this position. [Registered 7 March 2012]