Matheson’s role changes slightly in Scotland

The man responsible for transport in Scotland, Michael Matheson, has been given a wider environmental role in the country’s government’s new cabinet.

He takes on a new role as Cabinet Secretary for Net Zero, Energy and Transport. The portfolio brings together cross government responsibility for coordination of Net Zero policy, encompassing transport, environmental protection, energy and COP26 delivery.

Graeme Day has been appointed Minister for Transport.

“Delighted to be joined in the Net Zero, Energy and Transport portfolio by Graeme Dey as Minister for Transport and @MairiMcAllan as Minister for Environment, Biodiversity and Land Reform,” he tweeted. “We will all work with colleagues across the chamber and beyond to become a net zero nation.”

(Picture – Scottish Government)

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