New Scottish Cabinet

Full Ministerial team confirmed. 

Ruth Maguire MSP welcomes the new ministerial team appointed by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. 

Consisting of 10 Cabinet Secretaries, including the First Minister, the Scottish Cabinet will be supported by 15 Junior Ministers.  

First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon 
Minister for Drugs Policy, Angela Constance 

Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Covid RecoveryJohn Swinney 
Minister for Parliamentary Business, George Adam 

Cabinet Secretary for Finance and the Economy, Kate Forbes 
Minister for Just Transition, Employment and Fair Work (who will also work alongside the Net Zero Secretary), Richard Lochhead 
Minister for Business, Trade, Tourism and Enterprise, Ivan McKee 
Minister for Public Finance, Planning and Community Wealth, Tom Arthur 

Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Care, Humza Yousaf  
Minister for Public Health, Women’s Health and Sport, Maree Todd 
Minister for Mental Wellbeing and Social Care, Kevin Stewart 

Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills, Shirley-Anne Somerville 
Minister for Children and Young People, Clare Haughey 
Minister for Higher Education and Further Education, Youth Employment and Training, Jamie Hepburn 

Cabinet Secretary for Net Zero, Energy and Transport, Michael Matheson 
Minister for Environment, Biodiversity and Land Reform (who will also work alongside the Rural Affairs Secretary), Mairi McAllan 
Minister for Transport, Graeme Dey 

Cabinet Secretary for Justice, Keith Brown 
Minister for Community Safety, Ash Denham

Cabinet Secretary for Social Justice, Housing and Local Government, Shona Robison 
Minister for Equalities and Older People, Christina McKelvie 
Minister for Social Security and Local Government, Ben MacPherson 

Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and Islands, Mairi Gougeon

Cabinet Secretary for the Constitution, External Affairs and Culture, Angus Robertson  
Minister for Culture, Europe and International Development, Jenny Gilruth 

Commenting on the announcement Ruth Maguire MSP said: 

“Our First Minister has appointed a strong and talented team who are committed to working to build a better and fairer Scotland as we recover from the pandemic and crucially will ensure that Scotland’s future is Scotland’s choice. 

I look forward to seeing this new Scottish Government implementing the progressive policies the SNP were elected to deliver.” 

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