John Scott

Former Conservative MSP for Ayr

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Former Conservative MSP for Ayr

Entered the Scottish Parliament on 16 March 2000 — Byelection

Left the Scottish Parliament on 5 May 2021 — Dissolved for election

Recent appearances

  • Scottish Parliament: Dogs (Protection of Livestock) (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill 24 Mar 2021

    Thank you for your indulgence, Presiding Officer. I have very little to say except to welcome the passage of the bill and declare an interest—[ Interruption .] I thank the cabinet secretary for her sedentary intervention. I declare an interest as a sheep farmer and I give a heartfelt welcome to Emma Harper’s bill, having twice had my in-lamb ewes worried by dogs. There is no worse sight...
  • Scottish Parliament: Covid-19 (Reflections and Next Steps) 23 Mar 2021

    The First Minister is aware of the continuing anxieties and tensions in our communities resulting from vaccination anxiety, the worry about appointments for other illnesses being delayed and the lack of contact with friends and loved ones. Mental health issues are emerging and will inevitably continue to grow for some time. Social work services and other third sector agencies will be at the...
  • Scottish Parliament: Covid-19 16 Mar 2021

    The First Minister will be aware that two primary schools in my Ayr constituency have had to close, having reopened, because staff had caught Covid or had to self-isolate. Are such temporary closures to be expected in other schools across Ayrshire and the country? Will the First Minister again consider whether early vaccination could be considered for teachers and the police, who are still...

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