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Scottish Green MSP Lothian. My Office is closed. Constituents should email andy.wightman.msp@parliament.scot or for urgent matters my Office Mobile 07984 014368

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@pforpaddy @CommonWealAngus You will see the decision recorded in the Minutes of the meeting on 26 June. The decisi… https://t.co/7nV82cD5wl
7/2
2020
Reducing pay of employees at the upper quartile by 3% could fund a median pay rise of £2,000 for the lowest earning… https://t.co/3G3QlKeF3j
7/1
2020
We've issued a call for views on the @NeilBibby's Tied Pubs Scotland Bill which seeks to strengthen the position of… https://t.co/FToL5hGQS5
Retweeted by Andy Wightman MSPSo pleased to see this motion from @DJohnsonMSP highlighting the importance of outdoor education and residential ex… https://t.co/gmm7kccA4l
Retweeted by Andy Wightman MSP @DesignAndConker The only thing stopping it is a lack of political will. @DesignAndConker Land reform is devolved. There's a few things we can't do on tax (inheritance/capital gains etc) b… https://t.co/s4SQp4v9fa
6/30
2020
@RichardYarnell1 @STOTEN_journal @CNPnature @nature_scot Thanks, Richard. Can youi email me a copy? andy.wightman.msp@parliament.scot @_Polinard @ScotCharityReg @ScottishLandCom Noted but not looked at yet. Thanks.Green councillor @SteveAMBurgess writes in today's Edinburgh Evening News on why Edinburgh needs a route out of the… https://t.co/nLxZGiWhtE
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6/29
2020
@overlandertheb1 Not in person but as a Member of Economy Committee, we have taken evidence from him.Unsurprisingly, you will find nothing about any of this in ScotGov's Economic Recovery Report because it is focusse… https://t.co/4hVKIHxwmdA question we’re all asking ourselves a lot more lately is ‘what things do we consider normal today, but will seem… https://t.co/T12j7rD81M
Retweeted by Andy Wightman MSPOur online mini Recital Festival kicks off at 4pm on YouTube! Come and join us! https://t.co/gci1ZZ7Uc8
Retweeted by Andy Wightman MSPThe @RCSTradMusic recital festival has moved online this year! Tune in 4pm-5:15pm for some lovely music 🎶 https://t.co/zJCRh8wd6b
Retweeted by Andy Wightman MSP @thoughtland @JimHunter22 @LesleyRiddoch @AlastairParvin @scotgp @AlastairParvin won the RIBA prize for his excelle… https://t.co/ywPIaVpPWu @thoughtland @JimHunter22 @LesleyRiddoch @AlastairParvin This is @scotgp policy. I invited Alasdair to Parliament 2… https://t.co/mOPMuU0SDm
6/28
2020
How to second term https://t.co/WTuH277sUA
Retweeted by Andy Wightman MSPThe land round my mum's home town is owned by the Duke of Buccleugh. His Grace can walk from Edinburgh to Carlisle… https://t.co/UCdgaxtZVt
Retweeted by Andy Wightman MSPNot true. Part I of the Land Reform (Scotland) 2003 Act has not been suspended. Anyone planning to wild camp should… https://t.co/VTTePigbfdIn 2015 Scottish Ministers committed to establishing vessel tracking on Scottish Fishing boats "by 2020", to improv… https://t.co/tdnxng7231
Retweeted by Andy Wightman MSPCoronavirus: our study suggests more people have had it than previously estimated https://t.co/mrXLfgfr9L via @ConversationUKLast week Scottish Parliament voted to increase protection for mountain hares. In our latest blog we discuss what t… https://t.co/7smzXNOr3G
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6/26
2020
@laurenmarybyrne But they are all operating within local geographies and are normally in dialogue with each other.… https://t.co/cho71qRLdU @drgs100 As for ponds, theya re safe, chlorinated, regularly cleaned and have been risk assessed. People should of… https://t.co/a7KWk6GLy9 @drgs100 There is guidance issued by trade bodies but I want public health advice.Search for airbnb availability in Edinburgh from 3 July. Over 300 properties. Plus misleading report of ScotGov adv… https://t.co/vhQxwBChtRNicola Sturgeon says she won't comment on Fergus Ewing labelling @PLACEEdinburgh's concerns "manifestly ill-founded… https://t.co/s4c3FZMs9u
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6/25
2020
@drgs100 @AlisonJohnstone I would not be concerned about them taking a dip.Today I asked the FM about short-term lets in shared stairwells. I was pleased that she engaged constructively and… https://t.co/V4eASJIk3C @drgs100 @AlisonJohnstone I will raise this matter with parliamentary Authorities tomorrow.Andy Wightman asks whether short-term lets in communal stairways are part of July 3 measures. FM says she will com… https://t.co/uwWxj7Rp5s
Retweeted by Andy Wightman MSPThank you @andywightman for representing the concerns of your constituents in Edinburgh. We hope that the other MSP… https://t.co/BLaP4Lgj9X
Retweeted by Andy Wightman MSPAfter concerns about re-opening short-term lets with shared stairs were dismissed entirely yesterday, we wrote to a… https://t.co/AhJKXL0JJu
Retweeted by Andy Wightman MSPAlison Johnstone raises the need of a job guarantee for young people, a proposal that featured in the Scottish Gree… https://t.co/jRDvFDk3CK
Retweeted by Andy Wightman MSP @laurenmarybyrne Broadly speaking, folk who live in stairs negotiate how to manage a crisis like this. Generally sp… https://t.co/qXgu7W8BPDI am not carping from the sidelines. My concerns are not manifestly ill-judged. I am simply refusing to lie down in… https://t.co/GQI090bQduMeanwhile @asscnews accuses me of "carping from the sidelines" & claims its members will follow Government guidance… https://t.co/bumXxiTDm0Ewing claims that my concerns are "are manifestly ill-founded as a glance at the guidance will make clear" But the… https://t.co/SMttG28nZ7I have had no reply but instead, Ewing has seen fit to respond in the media. Ewing is one of the rudest and ill-tem… https://t.co/Qm3Ll1ccMWOn 12 June I wrote to Fergus Ewing asking about the evidential basis to suggest that it is safe for hordes of stran… https://t.co/KMgJWWZFYu
6/24
2020
Good to hear @andywightman drawing on our response to the Advisory Group on Economic Recovery to Scottish Gov. Our… https://t.co/LgdtC4p08q
Retweeted by Andy Wightman MSPWriting in the Edinburgh Evening News today, Green MSP @AlisonJohnstone says everything possible must be done to ge… https://t.co/EbKkv7V4U9
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6/23
2020
@dmstorr @gordonmaloney @ewangkennedy @Living_Rent there is a separate social rented resilience group chaired by sc… https://t.co/LMy5mDiRHL @ianssmart I’ve advanced no views on schools37.7% of all covid-19 cases in Ireland over past 14 days have been in under 35 yr olds including 9 in the 0-4 age g… https://t.co/Qn5uRbL4Pu @ashleyannotate @Edinburgh_CC This is the Private Rented sector resilience group. it is not concerned with social h… https://t.co/Bbs84PxPRMInstead of just demanding schools 'use their imagination' to magically solve the problem, or that public health mea… https://t.co/4HeKubaxKC
Retweeted by Andy Wightman MSP @jhnmcgnly Notices served before 7 April remain valid and the emergency provisions do not apply to them. See… https://t.co/kowUmCAyLEThe Scottish Government has created a Private Rented Sector Resilience Group...with no actual representation of peo… https://t.co/Cova4uNcBh
Retweeted by Andy Wightman MSP @ExMinimis @lornagreens @scotgov Colin has moved out of his home of 27 years but I am glad to say is now securely h… https://t.co/HbkR5uTpM2You can read the letter here 7/7 https://t.co/f2P3yTnLgrOnly tenants can represent tenants interests and if they are not on the group, any ambition to deliver resilience i… https://t.co/JIr9CZTr3nAccording to ScotGov, tenants’ interests are represented by Shelter Scotland and Citizens Advice Scotland. But neit… https://t.co/tZNFGCtTjSBut most extraordinarily, a Group established by Ministers to discuss the resilience of the private rented sector h… https://t.co/aPGQBZsOBxIn comparison to the Social Housing Resilience Group which has met 3 times per week since 24 March, the PRS Group f… https://t.co/JsL1i1qIOuMembership is ScotGov, Scottish Association of Landlords, Citizens Advice Scotland, Shelter, Association of Local A… https://t.co/AGxc2TGYqbOn 9 June, I asked the following question in Parliament about the recently established Private Rented Sector Resili… https://t.co/5BRS0oawwC
6/22
2020
On Wednesday evening, it was announced that Ireland had won a two-year stint on the UN Security Council. Here's why… https://t.co/6oocbBuicg
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6/20
2020
#COVID19 has highlighted problems created by short-term holiday lets. Maintenance is really important in tenements.… https://t.co/xP63geS9vl
Retweeted by Andy Wightman MSPRemember FACTS & #StaySafe ⚠️ 5 things we all need to do to stop COVID-19 spreading 🇫Face coverings in enclosed s… https://t.co/3JQubQxsUL
Retweeted by Andy Wightman MSP @GrayInGlasgow @UoELawSchool Huge congratulations, Michael. Quite an achievement - and a lovely photo! @RossiMargo Not that urgent that it could not have been published in draft for Parliament to actually scrutinise (o… https://t.co/EOSKUNW3iTRegional Resilience Partnerships & Exercise Silver Swan https://t.co/eTcbPAvd2S @Cat_Headley @dhothersall Indeed. The system is broadly OK. The law (of defamation) of course needs reformed but that's underway.New Coronavirus (Scotland) Regulations on facecoverings. Law from Monday despite not haveing been scrutinised or pa… https://t.co/yfNDGZ4cbRUPDATE Wildcat Haven Enterprises CIC vs Wightman. We have enrolled a motion for expenses. WHE has opposed this moti… https://t.co/xUjObruj7tIt is extremely difficult to counter landed power which has successfully protected its interests in Parliament for… https://t.co/fjZGhE0ZnA @overlandertheb1 @kearneycath @AlisonJohnstone Alternative is proxy voting with Scottish Greens support but other parties have objected to. @overlandertheb1 @kearneycath @AlisonJohnstone It is under development. But must be utterly secure, 100% reliable a… https://t.co/FiEKHCBgUe @overlandertheb1 @kearneycath @AlisonJohnstone There is currently no provision for remote voting but if MSPs can sa… https://t.co/95aYNdJC0w
6/19
2020
@AlishaCeit @rosscolquhoun @theSNP @scotgov @scotgp @StuMcMillanSNP @NicolaSturgeon email me andy.wightman.msp@parliament.scotGreat fun https://t.co/YEjQSRmoSUFM just mentioned the K number. There's an excellent @ConversationUK piece on it here https://t.co/ZkBYmy9yoq?How might we rebuild things differently in a post-viral Scotland? #MakeshiftSolas will host a panel discussion on S… https://t.co/Mk3lOUaEAq
Retweeted by Andy Wightman MSP @kearneycath @AlisonJohnstone 52 members were not present for a variety of reasons
6/18
2020
@andywightman It’s five years to the day since they said the same thing about fans’ right to buy their football clu… https://t.co/bKHH9iXXZH
Retweeted by Andy Wightman MSPVotes cast for and against @AlisonJohnstone Mountain Hares amendment 30 this evening. https://t.co/1dZlVvjsxcNO MORE GRATUITOUS MASSACRES OF MOUNTAIN HARES ON SCOTTISH GROUSE MOORS! A huge result as Scottish Parliament votes… https://t.co/Xm1k4yez6C
Retweeted by Andy Wightman MSPBreaking: Scottish Greens end hare slaughter! Thank you to the thousands of you who backed @AlisonJohnstone's mov… https://t.co/rpuxUUfzNx
Retweeted by Andy Wightman MSPA great day for mountain hares in Scotland. @AlisonJohnstone’s amendment has just passed through parliament, meanin… https://t.co/bUs5hdjlAt
Retweeted by Andy Wightman MSPCongratulations to @AlisonJohnstone on her years of hard work and dedication to the fate of Mountain Hares. An impo… https://t.co/HLwe9vEUNtAmendment 30 from @AlisonJohnstone giving Mountain Hares protected status in law is passed Yes (60) No (19) @AlisonJohnstone pays tribute to the life-long research of the late Adam Watson https://t.co/l2CRx0QJk1After considerable thought, the SNP will be supporting Amendment 30 but will not commence it (give it legal effect)… https://t.co/2DBVVOp1YnNot everyone loves the beavers claims @murdo_fraserAmendment 30 is provoking some disagreement. Edward Mountain now giving us a lengthy seminar on his 40 years of lan… https://t.co/mXZ6vEeRONNow onto Group 12 on @AlisonJohnstone Amendment 30 on strengthening protection for Mountain Hares & @markruskell Am… https://t.co/KuuWxOFV3vAmendemnt 60 agreed to - Yes (41) No (38)Now moving to Group 11 in relation to information sharing. Amendments 60 and 62 from @ColinSmythMSPAmendment 59 from @mgoldenmsp is agreed - Yes (42) No (37)Now moving onto Group 10 and amendment in name of @mgoldenmsp designed to commit Ministers to a review of electric shock collarsClaudia Beamish withdraws Amendment 58 in response to ScotGov announcing that they are to do research in this area… https://t.co/8JFl5P8mVAStewart Stevenson tells Parliament that he has a peacockNow moving onto Group 9 and amendment 58 from @claudiabeamish which would allow programmes of restorative justice… https://t.co/reSdjkbwI4Amendment 29A is withdrawn Amendment 29 is agreed Amendment 55a is agreed Amendment 55b is agreed Amendment 55 (as… https://t.co/9ELcEIsI03Forgot to report that @ColinSmythMSP amendment 32 increasing minimum sentencing for offences securing the welfare o… https://t.co/M4VHXzYqMINow @claudiabeamish speaking to her amendment 61 on strengthening penalties for offences against wildlife in Marine Protected AreasNow @markruskell speaking to Amendment 55 on acoustic devices used in fish farmsNow moving onto Group 8 Conservation and Protection of marine life. Amendment 29 moved by @MairiGougeon on killing of seals.Amendment 53 from @claudiabeamish debated earlier in Group 4 not being put to vote. Amendment 53 not agreed. Yes (2… https://t.co/BOzWKsGZSC
6/17
2020

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