Mairi Gougeon

Scottish National Party MSP for Angus North and Mearns


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  • Scottish Parliament: Bees (Welfare) 21 Feb 2024

    I can offer the member some assurance on that front: those pesticides are not currently used in Scotland and we intend to continue not to allow their use. I would be happy to follow up on that, as would Jim Fairlie, but I want to give the member that assurance.
  • Scottish Parliament: Bees (Welfare) 21 Feb 2024

    It will probably not surprise Kenneth Gibson to hear that I absolutely agree with the sentiments that he has set out. We are extremely concerned not only about the impact of Brexit on our businesses and the agri-food sector, but about the way in which the UK Government chose to implement it. Only now are we seeing the beginnings of border checks on a variety of goods from the EU this year....
  • Scottish Parliament: Bees (Welfare) 21 Feb 2024

    The member has raised an important point. He is absolutely right: the emerging scientific evidence shows that managed pollinators—even when they are native, as honey bees are in Scotland—could have a detrimental effect on wild pollinators in fragile ecosystems. That is why it is important for us to try to understand the potential risks that are caused by competition, changes in plant...

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Scottish National Party MSP for Angus North and Mearns

Entered the Scottish Parliament on 7 May 2016 — Election

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