UPDATED: Scottish Government 28 Appointments

First Minister of Scotland, Humza Yousaf, has announced his Ministerial appointments for those who will serve in the Scottish Government.

The Scottish Government cabinet is made up of a series of Secretaries and working within their overall remit a list of Ministers. There are 10 Cabinet Secretaries, including the First Minister and 18 Junior Ministers.

First Minister of Scotland

Humza Yousaf (MSP for Glasgow Pollok)

Minister for Drugs and Alcohol Policy Elena Whitham (MSP for Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley)

Minister for Independence Jamie Hepburn (MSP for Cumbernauld and Kilsyth)

Minister for Cabinet and Parliamentary Business George Adam (MSP for Paisley)

Deputy First Minister, will take on the Finance portfolio, including responsibility for the Scottish Budget

Shona Robison ( MSP for Dundee City East)

Minister for Community Wealth and Public Finance Tom Arthur (MSP for Renfrewshire South)

Minister for Local Government Empowerment and Planning Joe FitzPatrick (MSP for Dundee City West)

Cabinet Secretary for NHS Recovery, Health and Social Care

Michael Matheson (MSP for Falkirk West)

Minister for Public Health and Women’s Health Jenni Minto (MSP for Argyll and Bute)

Minister for Social Care, Mental Wellbeing and Sport Maree Todd (MSP for Caithness, Sutherland and Ross)

Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills

Jenny Gilruth (MSP for Mid Fife and Glenrothes)

Minister for Children, Young People and Keeping the Promise Natalie Don (MSP for Renfrewshire North and West)

Minister for Higher and Further Education; and Minister for Veterans Graeme Dey (MSP for Angus South)

Cabinet Secretary for Net Zero and Just Transition

Màiri McAllan (MSP for Clydesdale )

Minister for Transport Kevin Stewart (MSP for Aberdeen Central)

Cabinet Secretary for Wellbeing Economy, Fair Work and Energy

Neil Gray (MSP for Airdrie and Shotts)

Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade Richard Lochhead (MSP for Moray)

Minister for Energy Gillian Martin (MSP for Aberdeenshire East)

Minister for Green Skills, Circular Economy and Biodiversity (who will also work alongside the Cabinet Secretary for Net Zero and Just Transition) Lorna Slater (MSP for Lothian) – Scottish Green Party

Minister for Zero Carbon Buildings, Active Travel and Tenants’ Rights (who will also work alongside the Cabinet Secretary for Social Justice) Patrick Harvie (MSP for Glasgow) – Scottish Green Party

Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Land Reform and Islands

Mairi Gougeon (MSP for Angus North and Mearns)

Cabinet Secretary for Constitution, External Affairs and Culture

Angus Robertson (MSP for Edinburgh Central )

Minister for Culture, Europe and International Development Christina McKelvie (MSP for Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse)

Cabinet Secretary for Social Justice

Shirley-Anne Sommerville (MSP for Dunfermline)

Minister for Equalities, Migration and Refugees Emma Roddick (MSP for Highlands and Islands )

Minister for Housing Paul McLennan (MSP for East Lothian )

Cabinet Secretary for Justice and Home Affairs

Angela Constance (MSP for Almond Valley)

Minister for Victims and Community Safety Siobhian Brown (MSP for Ayr)

The appointments have to be agreed to by the Scottish Parliament (tomorrow, Thursday) and approved by His Majesty King Charles III.

Head and shoulders shot of Humza Yousaf

“The Cabinet team I have unveiled reflects the priorities that we will pursue as a government – including tackling child poverty, improving public services and building a fairer, greener economy.” FM Humza Yousaf

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