THERE are 23 MSPs who are landlords or own shares in letting companies.

But who are they, how much money do they make each year and how many properties do they own?

Read our full Sunday National investigation on how the number of MSPs in parliament has sparked fears of delays to rent controls here. 


The National:

Alexander Burnett, Aberdeenshire West (Constituency)

Properties: Unknown, Burnett is a trustee of both the Fordie Trust, which owns property in Aberdeenshire valued at £5.5m, and the Banchory Trust, which owns property, also in Aberdeenshire, valued at £15.3m.

Estimated rental income: Combined, both trusts’ gross annual income is estimated between £390,002 and £460,000. Burnett states he doesn’t expect any income from either during this parliamentary session.

The National:

Liam Kerr, North East Scotland (Region)

Properties: A flat in Edinburgh.

Income: £5000 to £10,000 per year

The National:

Donald Cameron, Highlands and Islands (Region)

Properties: Achnacarry Estate, Lochaber, includes residential property lets, valued at £8.5 million.

Income: £840,000 per year

The National:

Edward Mountain, Highlands and Islands (Region)

Properties: 14 – eight cottages, three houses, two farmhouses and one croft in Moray.

Income: £80,000 per year. Mountain says he does not receive income from four properties, and three are under “service occupancy”. The rest are estimated to produce income of between £10,000 and £15,000 per year each.

The National:

Murdo Fraser, Mid Scotland and Fife (Region)

Properties: Two flats in Edinburgh; one a half flat share.

Income: £20,000 per year.

The National:

Craig Hoy, South Scotland (Region)

Properties: Part share in two flats; one in Edinburgh and one in Midlothian.

Income: £10,000 – £20,000 per year.

The National:

Sandesh Gulhane, Glasgow (Region)

Properties: One jointly owned flat in Glasgow.

Income: £10,000 to £15,000 per year.

The National:

Finlay Carson, Galloway and West Dumfries (Constituency)

Properties: Unknown. Carson is a partner in J and F Carson, a farming and property letting partnership in Kirkcudbright. Income: £13,000 per year

The National:

Pam Gosal, West Scotland (Region)

Properties: One house in Glasgow, but Gosal says she receives no rental income. Owns 50% shares in Strathblane Developments Ltd and APCL Trading Ltd, a property investment and letting firm.

Income: Gosal’s shares in the firm have an estimated market value of £700,000.


The National:

Michelle Thomson, Falkirk East (Constituency)

Properties: Six. Three houses – one each in Edinburgh, Stirling and Argyll and Bute. Three flats – one each in Clackmannanshire, West Lothian and Edinburgh.

Income: £30,000 per year.

The National:

Colin Beattie, Midlothian North and Musselburgh (Constituency)

Properties: One flat in Edinburgh.

Income: £10,000-£15,000 per year.

The National:

Annabelle Ewing, Cowdenbeath (Constituency)

Properties: One flat in Edinburgh.

Income: £10,001 - £15,000

The National:

Fergus Ewing, Inverness and Nairn (Constituency)

Properties: One house in Lossiemouth.

Income: £5000 per year.

The National:

Kenneth Gibson, Cunninghame North (Constituency)

Properties: One flat in Glasgow.

Income: £5000 per year, but Gibson states that costs associated with the property “exceed the income from letting it”.

The National:

Michael Matheson, Falkirk West (Constituency) and Cab Sec for Net Zero, Energy and Transport

Properties: One house, jointly owned with his wife, in the Highlands.

Income: £10,001-£15,000. Matheson adds that the property doesn’t make a profit due to “running costs”.

The National:

Ivan McKee, Glasgow Provan (Constituency) and Minister for Business, Trade, Tourism and Enterprise

Properties: One house in Stirlingshire.

Income: £10,001 to £15,000 per year.

The National:

Paul McLennan, East Lothian (Constituency)

Properties: One house in Dunbar, East Lothian, which he rents to his parents-in-law. Income: £5000 per year.


The National:

Jackie Baillie, Dumbarton (Constituency)

Properties: One flat in Portugal.

Income: Between £3500 and £5200 per year.

The National:

Claire Baker, Mid Scotland and Fife (Region)

Properties: One flat in Aberdeen, jointly owned with her husband.

Income: £5000 per year.

The National:

Rhoda Grant, Highlands and Islands (Region)

Properties: One sixth of a house share on the Isle of Lewis.

Income: £5000 per year

The National:

Mark Griffin, Central Scotland (Region)

Properties: One flat in North Lanarkshire.

Income: £5000 per year.

The National:

Carol Mochan, South Scotland (Region)

Properties: Three houses in East Ayrshire.

Income: £15,000 - £20,000 per year.


The National:

Alex Cole-Hamilton, Edinburgh Western (Constituency)

Properties: One flat in Edinburgh, his own, which he sublets part of on Airbnb. Income: £5001 and £10,000 per year.


The National:

OUT of the Greens seven MSPs and Presiding Officer Alison Johnstone, the party has no landlords.

All the information above is publicly available on each MSPs register of interests.