Office of the First Minister
The Right Hon Alex Salmond MSP
Head of the Scottish Government; responsible for development, implementation & presentation of Government policy, constitutional affairs and promoting and representing Scotland.
Minister for Parliamentary Business
Joe FitzPatrick MSP
Responsibilities include: Parliamentary Reform, Group matters, liaison between the Group and Ministers. Reporting to both First Minister and Deputy First Minister.
Infrastructure, Investment and Cities
Deputy First Minister (with responsibility for Government Strategy and the Constitution) and Cabinet Secretary for Infrastructure, Investment and Cities
Nicola Sturgeon MSP
Responsibilities include: Infrastructure and capital investment, transport policy, housing policy, Scottish Water, procurement, European Structural Funds, Scottish Futures Trust, cities strategy, welfare reform, broadband and digital. Developing Government strategy and co-ordinating policy delivery across portfolios. Responsible for constitution policy, including preparations for the Referendum, UK relations. Freedom of Information.
Minister for Transport and Veterans
Keith Brown MSP
Responsibilities include: Transport Policy & Delivery,Public Transport, Roads, Rail Services, Air and Ferry Services, Housing, Veterans
Minister for Housing and Welfare
Margaret Burgess MSP
Responsibilities include: Housing, communities, anti-poverty measures and welfare
Health and Wellbeing
Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing
Alex Neil MSP
Responsibilities include: NHS, Health Service Reform, Allied Healthcare Services, Acute and Primary Services, Performance, Quality Strategy, Patient Safety, National Service Planning, NHS Workforce, NHS Pay.
Minister for Commonwealth Games and Sport
Shona Robison MSP
Responsibilities include: Sport, Commonwealth Games, obesity, physcial activity and equality
Minister for Public Health
Michael Matheson MSP
Responsibilities include: Public Health, Health Protection, Dentistry, Healthy Working Lives, Sexual Health, Child & Maternal Health, Medical Records, Adult Care & Support, Drug Misuse, Social Inclusion
Finance, Employment and Sustainable Growth
Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Employment and Sustainable Growth
John Swinney MSP
Responsibilities include: Economy, Employment, Scottish Budget, Budgetary Monitoring, Public Sector Pay Policy, Pensions Agency (SPPA), Public Service Reform and Delivery, Efficient Government, Simplification of the Public Sector Landscape/Public Bodies/Scrutiny, Community Planning/Business Improvement Districts, Community Business and Co-operative Development, Third Sector and Social Economy, Relocation.
Minister for Energy, Enterprise and Tourism
Fergus Ewing MSP
Responsibilities include: Energy & Energy Consents, Voluntary Sector & Social Economy, Accountant & bankruptcy, Highlands & Islands Enterprise, Scottish Enterprise, Trade & Inward Investment (inc. SDI), Business & Industry inc manufacturing , Registers of Scotland.
Minister for Local Government and Planning
Derek Mackay MSP
Responsibilities include: Local Government, Community Planning, Business Improvement, Elections, Planning, Building Standards
Education & Lifelong Learning
Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning
Michael Russell MSP
Responsibilities include:Teacher and school workforce issues, School infrastructure - building programme and technology, School closures, Further and Higher Education, The Scottish Funding Council, Educational attainment, Performance improvement and reform of education
Minister for Children and Young People
Aileen Campbell MSP
Responsibilities include: Social Services workforce, Early Years/Early Intervention, Protection of Vulnerable Groups Child protection, adoption and fostering, Kerelaw and Historic Abuse
Minister for Learning, Science and Scotland's Languages
Alasdair Allan MSP
Responsibilities include: Gaelic and Scots, Modern Languages and Scottish Studies, Scottish Education Quality and Improvement Agency, Scottish Qualifications Authority, Behaviour, Bullying, Skills Strategy, Non-advanced vocational skills
Minister for Youth Employment
Angela Constance MSP
Responsibilities include: Employability for 16-24 year olds, Ministerial oversight of Skills Development Scotland (SDS) activity , Engagement with employers and employer bodies on youth employment, Engagement with DWP, third sector bodies and local authorities on support for young people, Coordinating cross government activity to support young people into work.
Cabinet Secretary for Justice
Kenny MacAskill MSP
Responsibilities include: Police, Football legislation and Joint Action Group, Prisons and sentencing policy, Reducing reoffending, Victims and witnesses, Life sentence prisoner casework, Criminal Law and Procedure, Criminal justice social work and system reform, Legal Aid and Legal Profession, Youth justice, Liquor Licensing, Resilience.
Minister for Community Safety and Legal Affairs
Roseanna Cunningham MSP
Responsibilities include: Community safety and anti-social behaviour, Sectarianism, Violence, Human rights, Drugs, Civil law, Charity law, Fire and rescue, Religious and faith organisations
Rural Affairs and the Environment
Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and the Environment
Richard Lochhead MSP
Responsibilities include: Agriculture, Fisheries and Rural Development, Environment and Natural Heritage, Land Reform, Water quality regulation and sustainable development
Minister for Environment and Climate Change
Paul Wheelhouse MSP
Responsibilities include: Forestry Commission Scotland, Biodiversity, Crofting, National Parks and Environmental Justice, Flooding, Scottish Natural Heritage, Scottish Environment Protection Agency, Aquaculture
Culture and External Affairs
Cabinet Secretary for Culture and External Affairs
Fiona Hyslop MSP
Responsibilities include: Europe, external affairs, culture and the arts, broadcasting, architecture, built heritage, Historic Scotland and lottery funding, National Records of Scotland, major events strategy and Digital–Participation.
Minister for External Affairs and International Development
Humza Yousaf MSP
Responsibilities include: Europe, external affairs, international development, culture and the arts, broadcasting, architecture, built heritage, Historic Scotland and lottery funding, National Records of Scotland, major events strategy
The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service, prosecution of crime, investigation of sudden deaths, complaints against the police, support for victims and witnesses of crime, international cooperation (including mutual legal assistance and extradition), confiscation of proceeds of crime.
Register of Interests for Frank Mulholland
Legal advice to Scottish Ministers, civil litigation, constitutional issues and appointment of Counsel.
Register of Interests for Lesley Thomson