A knighted Tory landowner charged taxpayers £163 for a night in a luxury
hotel and £113 for a taxi ride to an airport, the latest MSPs’ expenses
returns has revealed.
Sir Jamie McGrigor, former Conservative MSP for Highlands and Islands,
claimed a total of £680 for a trip to Norway in May 2015, final-year
expenses for 2015/16 shows.
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The Tory – who retired in March this year – earned about £40,000 a year
over and above his £59,000 MSP salary, which included up to £25,000 income
from a £500,000 flat in London and £5,000 from renewable energy
developments on his Argyll farm, according to his final register of interests.