Until 13 May 2016 I was a columnist with The National newspaper (of 200 Renfield Street, Glasgow G2 3QB), writing approximately 40 columns per year, and receiving remuneration of between £3,001 and £5,000 per annum. I have now ceased writing this column and will no longer receive this remuneration.
No registrable interests
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No registrable interests
I own, jointly with my civil partner, a flat in Argyll and Bute with a market value of up to £50,000 and a gross rental income of up to £5,000 per annum, this rental income is received solely by my civil partner. [Amended interest 30 March 2017]
From 22 November 2016 I own, jointly with my civil partner, a flat in Argyll and Bute with a market value of up to £70,000. [Registered 30 March 2017]
Interest in shares:
I own ordinary shares in Freeman Associates Ltd, a public affairs consultancy, representing 100% of the issued share capital, with a value of £1.
I am a member of CIPR.
Until 20 May 2016 I was an associate consultant for SOLACE.
Until 20 May 2016 I was an elected member of the National Committee of Women for Independence.
On 10 June 2016 I visited Hendrick’s distillers and received a gift of two miniature bottles of Hendrick’s Gin and a book, with a value of up to £40.
I am a member of Women for Independence. [Registered 21 November 2016]
On 22 September 2016 I received the gift of a bottle of "Spirit of Scotland" craft beer from Visit Scotland. The value of this gift was £2.70. [Registered 21 November 2016]
On 1 October 2016 I attended two Cumnock Tryst events as a guest. The value of the tickets was £56. [Registered 21 November 2016]
On 21 October 2016 I attended a meeting at the Catrine CEVIC, I received a copy of the book "A Lot 0f Genuine Folks and A Wheen o Rougues" by Richard Stenlake. The value of this book was £16. [Registered 21 November 2016]
On 29 October 2016 I attended the Annual STUC Women's Conference in Perth and was gifted framed picture from the STUC Women's Committee with an estimated value of £30. [Registered 21 November 2016]
On 19 November 2016 I attended the Annual STUC Disabled Workers Conference in Cumbernauld. I was gifted a box of chocolates from the STUC Disabled Workers Committee with an estimated value of £5. [Registered 21 November 2016]
On 18 August 2016 I attended an event at the Edinburgh Book Festival as a guest of OU Scotland - no expenses or remuneration were received in connection with this event. [Registered 29 November 2016]
On 3 February 2017 when opening the Dalrymple Early Childhood Centre I was presented with a hand painted canvas which the children had created from finger-paints. The estimated nominal value of this canvas is £20. [Registered 30 March 2017]
On 3 February 2017 at my official constituency office opening I was presented with the following gifts from the Provost of East Ayrshire - Highland cow brooch with a value of £16; Two EAC Burns Crystal glasses with an estimated value of £25 and a 700ml bottle of The Famous Grouse Blended Scotch Whisky with a value of £15. [Registered 30 March 2017]
On 15 March 2017 I received a copy of "Poverty in Scotland 2014" published by the Child Poverty Action Group. The value of this is £12.00. [Registered 30 March 2017]
On 22 April 2017 I was gifted two tickets to the Eddie Reader Concert at Kilmarnock Palace Theatre. The value of these tickets was £50. [Registered 02 May 2017]
On 26 May 2017 I was gifted, from OU Scotland, one ticket to the Dumfries and Galloway Arts Festival Performance of "Wind Resistance". The value of this ticket was £23. [Registered 07 June 2017]
On 14 May 2018 I was gifted from Ayr United Football Academy a Football for Life Membership with a nominal value of £20. I was also gifted a pack of Ayr United Football Legends card with a nominal value of £10. [Registered 24 May 2018]
On 4 June 2018 I was gifted a Discovery Selection Classic range miniature gift pack from Crucial Drinks when I visited The Lost Distillery. The value of this gift was £34.99. [Registered 14 June 2018]
On 3 November 2018 my civil partner and I were invited as guests of Crucial Drinks, to a pre-display dinner at the Dumfries House fireworks event with an estimated value of £74. [Registered 27 November 2018]
On 25 January 2019 I was gifted a Nestle "goody bag" which contained items from across their confectionery and healthy options brands, with a nominal value of £40. [Registered 29 January 2019]
On 10 May 2019 my partner and I were invited as guests of Crucial Drinks, to attend the Boswell Book Festival opening event by Kirsty Wark at Dumfries House, with a nominal value of £18.00. [Regsitered 21 May 2019]
On 13 May 2019 I was gifted a NATS Cross pen, with a nominal value of £55.00. [Registered 21 May 2019]
On 30 August 2019 I was presented with a framed East Ayrshire Council graphic print, as well as a pack of gift cards with an estimated nominal value £25. [Registered 5 September 2019]
Remuneration and related undertaking:
Until the end of April 2016, when the company completed its final contract, I worked full time for Freeman Associates Ltd, a public affairs consultancy (in the local authority of Glasgow City Council) as the owner of the company. I will receive a final payment of £1,680 at the end of May 2016. This payment is for the final contract that the company undertook and the company ceased trading in May 2016. [Amended interest 21 November 2016]