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Scottish Parliament: Fisheries Negotiations (22 Nov 2022)

Rachael Hamilton: I thank all people who work in our fisheries sector—the thousands of fishers who are employed on Scotland-registered vessels, the people who work in our processing firms and the people who work to promote our fantastic fish and shellfish. In my constituency, Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire, a statue on the seafront in Eyemouth commemorates the lost lives of 189 fishermen from Eyemouth,...

Scottish Parliament: Fisheries Negotiations (22 Nov 2022)

Rachael Hamilton: Will the member take intervention?

Scottish Parliament: Fisheries Negotiations (22 Nov 2022)

Rachael Hamilton: The Bute house agreement between the Greens and the SNP contains a commitment to extend the renewables and offshore wind sector. What does Jim Fairlie make of the spatial pressures report from Elspeth Macdonald, which says that fishermen will be crowded out from our seas?

Scottish Parliament: Fisheries Negotiations (22 Nov 2022)

Rachael Hamilton: Will the member take an intervention?

Scottish Parliament: Fisheries Negotiations (22 Nov 2022)

Rachael Hamilton: In a round-table meeting of the Rural Affairs, Islands and Natural Environment Committee, Elaine Whyte suggested that we look at the Norwegian model. The Scottish Government is continuing to ignore scientific advice. We should bring in fishermen and allow them to give us reference data. What does the cabinet secretary think of that proposal?

Scottish Parliament: Presiding Officer’s Statement (15 Nov 2022)

Rachael Hamilton: Presiding Officer, thank you for making it clear that no breach of the code of conduct occurred during this morning’s committee meeting. I had planned to make a point of order regarding the issue. It is important that you have confirmed that MSPs are treated in exactly the same way as members of the public, and that wearing the suffragette colours does not breach the guidelines that have...

Scottish Parliament: Snaring (9 Nov 2022)

Rachael Hamilton: NatureScot predicts that the capercaillie will become extinct in the next two to three decades, and the British Trust for Ornithology notes that curlew populations have been rapidly declining over the past two decades. Predation by species such as fox is one of the foremost challenges that are faced by these rare birds, so how does the minister intend to confront biodiversity loss and protect...

Scottish Parliament: Forestry (Contribution to Net Zero) (9 Nov 2022)

Rachael Hamilton: Will the minister take an intervention?

Scottish Parliament: Forestry (Contribution to Net Zero) (9 Nov 2022)

Rachael Hamilton: Funding for rainforest recovery is valued at £1.3 million. Woodland Trust Scotland says that the Scottish Government needs to invest £500 million to meet the COP26 targets. What will the minister say next week, when she travels to Egypt, to ensure that we can meet last year’s targets?

Scottish Parliament: Forestry (Contribution to Net Zero) (9 Nov 2022)

Rachael Hamilton: What is Willie Rennie’s opinion on greenwashing? We know that not only farmers but gamekeepers can be displaced. Gamekeepers are integral to managing the land in order to preserve our declining species, such as the capercaillie.

Scottish Parliament: Forestry (Contribution to Net Zero) (9 Nov 2022)

Rachael Hamilton: It would be interesting to know who Jane is. Around 100 years ago, only 5 per cent of Scotland’s land area was covered with trees. That figure, which is creeping up towards 20 per cent, does not take into account the swathes of landscape in which trees are unable to grow. The capacity for forests to contribute to meeting Scotland’s net zero ambitions is indisputable. However, as we have...

Scottish Parliament: Forestry (Contribution to Net Zero) (9 Nov 2022)

Rachael Hamilton: Yes, quickly.

Scottish Parliament: Forestry (Contribution to Net Zero) (9 Nov 2022)

Rachael Hamilton: It is important to control deer—there is no doubt about it—but we should do that without having secret, dodgy deals whereby we are planting woodland. We have to manage the land, and we need land managers to do that. We need gamekeepers to help us, as they are trained to kill deer. We need a proper approach to this that involves the community as well. I thank the member for his...

Scottish Parliament: Business Motions (9 Nov 2022)

Rachael Hamilton: I am not sure that the Government even believes its own reasons, either. Just this week, in the Rural Affairs, Islands and Natural Environment Committee, we were given to understand that our deadline for the Hunting with Dogs (Scotland) Bill will be extended because Màiri McAllan is jetting off to Egypt. Does the member agree that, if deadline extensions can be made at the drop of a hat for...

Scottish Parliament: Business Motions (9 Nov 2022)

Rachael Hamilton: On a point of order, Presiding Officer. My app did not work, but I would have voted yes.

Scottish Parliament: Avian Influenza (8 Nov 2022)

Rachael Hamilton: 2. To ask the Scottish Government how it plans to mitigate the threat of avian influenza outbreaks among domestic poultry populations, in light of its impact on wild bird populations in Scotland. (S6T-00951)

Scottish Parliament: Avian Influenza (8 Nov 2022)

Rachael Hamilton: Birds do not stop at borders between Scotland and England. As long as that is the case, nor will avian flu. The same threat that exists south of the border, which the United Kingdom Government has acted decisively to mitigate, exists here, in Scotland. This is the largest outbreak of avian influenza that the UK has ever seen: since October 2021, there have been more than 200 cases and many...

Scottish Parliament: Avian Influenza (8 Nov 2022)

Rachael Hamilton: NFU Scotland has labelled the Scottish Government’s response “wholly inadequate”. As we speak, more outbreaks are being confirmed across the country, in Aberdeenshire and Orkney. There has also been reported striking of wild birds in distress in my constituency in the Scottish Borders. Evidence shows that housing flocks would reduce the risk of birds being infected. Birds are no...

Scottish Parliament: Agriculture Support and Food Security (8 Nov 2022)

Rachael Hamilton: I thank the cabinet secretary for the advance sight of her statement. Farmers provide the fantastic Scottish produce that we eat and enjoy, but that is not all: they are at the front lines of our efforts to tackle climate change. I am very pleased that the cabinet secretary acknowledged that in her statement. Innovation and well-meaning farmers are driving us towards becoming a net zero...

Scottish Parliament: Agriculture Bill (Consultation) (3 Nov 2022)

Rachael Hamilton: 7. To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on its consultation on a new agriculture bill. (S6O-01506)


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