First Minister Humza Yousaf has appointed the new Scottish Cabinet.
For the first time ever, the Cabinet consists of a majority of women, and has five Cabinet Secretaries aged under 40.
We’re ready to deliver the bold policies needed to drive Scotland’s Covid recovery, protect our NHS and drive a Just Transition to net zero.
This is a Cabinet brimming with ambition and energy to deliver a radical, ambitious and progressive policy agenda. Here’s what you need to know.
Cabinet Secretary for Finance and the Scottish Budget
Scotland’s new Deputy First Minister Shona Robison is also appointed as Cabinet Secretary for Finance and the Scottish Budget, driving forward our plans to build a fairer and more prosperous nation.
Cabinet Secretary for NHS Recovery, Health and Social Care
Michael Matheson is the new Cabinet Secretary for NHS Recovery, Health and Social Care, as we work to deliver on the post-pandemic remobilisation of Scotland’s NHS.
Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills
Jenny Gilruth is the new Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills, continuing our mission to tackle the attainment gap, tear down barriers to learning and end the digital divide.
Cabinet Secretary for Wellbeing Economy, Fair Work and Energy
Neil Gray takes on the role as Cabinet Secretary for Wellbeing Economy, Fair Work and Energy, as we work towards delivering our vision of Scotland an economy with wellbeing at its heart.
Cabinet Secretary for Net Zero and Just Transition
Màiri McAllan takes on the role as Cabinet Secretary for Net Zero and Just Transition, as we work towards meeting our world-leading climate targets and building a greener Scotland for all.
Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Land Reform and Islands
Mairi Gougeon continues in her expanded role as Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Land Reform and Islands, taking charge of our policies to empower and support Scotland’s rural communities.
Cabinet Secretary for the Constitution, External Affairs and Culture
Angus Robertson remains as the Cabinet Secretary for the Constitution, External Affairs and Culture, building Scotland’s international connections, working to enhance Scotland’s cultural footprint and preparing to deliver on Scotland’s right to have its choice on independence.
Cabinet Secretary for Social Justice
Shirley-Anne Somerville is the new Cabinet Secretary for Social Justice, continuing our bold plans to tackle child poverty and develop a social justice system based on compassion, not cruelty.
Cabinet Secretary for Justice and Home Affairs
Angela Constance is the Cabinet Secretary for Justice and Home Affairs, continuing our work to reform the justice system and build a safer Scotland.