• by Trevor Loveday

Cunningham collects Scotland's first ever climate change cabinet job


Scotland's first minister, Nicola Sturgeon has appointed Roseanna Cunningham (pictured) to the first Scottish cabinet position with a dedicated responsibility to climate change following a reshuffle.

Cunningham took up the role of Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform and replaced Richard Lochhead, who has stepped down from the now defunct Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Food and Environment position.

Cunningham's responsibilities will include flood prevention and water quality as well as sustainable development, biodiversity, natural heritage and environmental protection.

Rural affairs, which previously fell to Lochhead in his former position will now go to cabinet secretary for the rural economy, Fergus Ewing.


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