Mr Alistair Carmichael

The Rt Hon Mr Alistair Carmichael is the Liberal Democrat MP for Orkney and Shetland, and has been an MP continually since 7 June 2001. He currently undertakes the roles of Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Home Affairs), Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Northern Ireland), and Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Justice).

Registered Interests

The Register of Members’ Financial Interests is updated fortnightly online when the House is sitting, and less frequently at other times. Interests remain in the Register for twelve months after the interest has ended.

The interests set out below are those included in the most recently published version of the Register. All versions of the Register can be found here.

1. Employment and earnings

  • Role, work or services: Member of the Advisory Board of the House Magazine
    From: 12 May 2021.
    Payer: Dods Group Ltd, 11th Floor, The Shard, 32 London Bridge St, London SE1 9SG
    (Registered 22 September 2021)
    • Payment: £1,650 for attending eleven meetings.
      Received on: 30 January 2024. Hours: 11 hrs.
      (Registered 6 February 2024)

3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources

  • Name of donor: Diageo Plc
    Address of donor: 16 Marlborough Street, London W1F 7 HS
    Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: I attended a dinner hosted by Diageo for MPs to discuss challenges facing the hospitality and drinks industries, value £324.91
    Date received: 20 February 2024
    Date accepted: 20 February 2024
    Donor status: company, registration 23307
    (Registered 5 March 2024)

6. Land and property portfolio with a value over £100,000 and where indicated, the portfolio provides a rental income of over £10,000 a year

  • Type of land/property: Agricultural land (Farmland including farm buildings and one house let as holiday accommodation, managed through Coillabus Farms)
    Location: Islay, Argyll
    Interest held: from 10 November 2021
    Rental income: from 10 November 2021
    Rental income details: income paid to my parents
    (Registered 16 November 2021)

7. (i) Shareholdings: over 15% of issued share capital

  • Name of company or organisation: Coillabus Farms
    Nature of business: A firm which manages two farms and the letting of self-catering holiday accommodation on Islay.
    Interest held: from 24 October 2021
    (Registered 16 November 2021)

8. Miscellaneous

  • Unremunerated Director of the Council for Arab-British Understanding.
    Date interest arose: 22 September 2017
    (Registered 12 October 2017)
  • An unpaid partner in Coillabus Farms.
    Date interest arose: 24 October 2021
    (Registered 16 November 2021)