New Scottish Minister for Rural Affairs and Natural Environment Appointed

Ben Macpherson has been appointed Scottish Minister for Rural Affairs and the Natural Environment following the appointment of the former post holder Mairi Gougeon as the new Public Health Minister.

First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, said:

Ben Macpherson takes on the environment post at a critical time in our fight against climate change and as we take new steps to protect Scotland’s wonderful and diverse natural environment.

Having previously worked on climate justice and climate finance, Ben will continue our work to protect wildlife, enhance biodiversity and support Scotland’s rural economy.