House of Commons

The Register of Members' Financial Interests
As at 8th February 2016

Blackford, Ian (Ross, Skye and Lochaber)

Blackford, Ian (Ross, Skye and Lochaber)

1. Employment and earnings

From 1 December 2015, Chairman of Golden Charter Trust Ltd, Canniesburn Gate, 10 Canniesburn Drive, Bearsden, Glasgow G61 1BF. Paid £6,219.60 quarterly, until further notice. Hours: 8 hrs per quarter. In addition, I will be paid £1,429.82 per day for any additional work (additional payments will be listed below). (Registered 3 June 2015; updated 14 December 2015)

Payment of £1,430, plus expenses, to be made for additional day's work on 14 August 2015. Hours: 7 hrs. (Registered 01 September 2015)

Payment of £1,630, to be made for one hour telephone call on 5 October 2015 and meeting on 6 November 2015. Hours: 6 hrs. (Registered 12 November 2015)

Payment of £1,430, to be made for additional day's work on 22 January 2016. Hours: 7 hrs. (Registered 25 January 2016)

Chairman of Commsworld Plc, Commsworld House, Peffer Place, Edinburgh EH16 4BB. Paid £1,000 a month, from 31 July 2015 until further notice. Hours: 8 hrs per quarter. (Registered 3 June 2015; updated 3 August 2015)

Director of First Seer Ltd, 12A Chester Street, Edinburgh EH3 7RA. First Seer owns our croft business and ancillary activities, for which my wife received a monthly salary of £1,000 until 1 November 2015. Hours: none. (Registered 3 June 2015; updated 17 November 2015)

2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation

Name of donor: David Craigen
Address of donor: private
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,000
Donor status: individual
(Registered 03 June 2015)

6. Land and property: (i) value over £100,000 (ii) rental income of over £10,000 a year

Croft, Isle of Skye; (i) and (until September 2015), (ii). (The croft includes two properties which until September 2015 were used for holiday lettings, with rental paid to First Seer.) (Registered 3 June 2015; updated 1 October 2015)

House in Lanark: (i) (Registered 03 June 2015)

7. (ii) Other shareholdings, valued at more than £70,000

Commsworld; telecoms company. (Registered 03 June 2015)

Until 3 November 2015, Corbion NV; food ingredients. (Registered 3 June 2015; updated 3 November 2015)

8. Miscellaneous

Investment portfolio managed on a discretionary basis by Brooks MacDonald Plc. (Registered 03 June 2015)

9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses

I employ my step-son, John O'Leary, as Caseworker. (Registered 03 June 2015)


Prepared 9th February 2016