The Minister for Environment, Biodiversity and Land Reform is a junior ministerial post in the Scottish Government. As a result, the Minister does not attend the Scottish Cabinet, but supports the Cabinet Secretary for Net Zero, Energy and Transport who attends the cabinet.[1] [2]

The current Minister for Environment, Biodiversity and Land Reform is Màiri McAllan.

Overview

Responsibilities

The Minister for Environment, Biodiversity and Land Reform has specific responsibility for:[3]

List of office holders

Minister for Rural Affairs and the Natural Environment[edit]

Name Portrait Entered Office Left Office Party First Minister
Mairi Gougeon
27 June 2018 21 December 2020 Scottish National Party Nicola Sturgeon
Ben Macpherson
21 December 2020 20 May 2021 Scottish National Party

Minister for Environment, Biodiversity and Land Reform[edit]

Màiri McAllan
20 May 2021 Incumbent Scottish National Party Nicola Sturgeon

See also

References

  1. ^ Scotland Act (1998), Only those appointed under Section 47 of the Scotland Act "attend" Cabinet. Junior ministers are appointed under Section 49 and may be "present".
  2. ^ "Cabinet Secretary for Net Zero, Energy and Transport - gov.scot". www.gov.scot. Retrieved 2021-06-03.
  3. ^ "Minister for Environment, Biodiversity and Land Reform - gov.scot". www.gov.scot. Retrieved 2021-06-03.