Cabinet Secretary for Constitution, External Affairs and Culture

Angus Robertson MSP



Cabinet Secretary for Constitution, External Affairs and Culture
Scottish Government
St Andrew's House
Regent Road

Angus Robertson MSP was reappointed as the Cabinet Secretary for Constitution, External Affairs and Culture in March 2023.


The Cabinet Secretary is responsible for:

  • constitutional policy and strategy
  • global affairs network
  • Scottish diaspora
  • culture policy
  • broadcasting and screen
  • National Records of Scotland
  • British Irish Council
  • Royal and ceremonial

Supporting Ministers


The First Minister has issued mandate letters to all Cabinet Secretaries highlighting how they will collectively deliver on the priorities set out in the Policy Prospectus during the financial year 2023 to 2024. 


Born in 1969, he joined the SNP in 1984. After a distinguished career in international journalism, Angus worked in the Scottish Parliament as an expert advisor before being elected to the House of Commons in June 2001 where he served for 16 years. He was a member of the European Scrutiny Committee 2001-2010, and served as the SNP spokesman on defence and international relations. 

In May 2007, he became SNP leader in the House of Commons. He was elected to the Scottish Parliament in May 2021 to represent Edinburgh Central. He was appointed as the Cabinet Secretary for Constitution, External Affairs and Culture in May 2021 and reappointed in March 2023.

Angus lives in Edinburgh Central with his wife Jennifer, daughters Saoirse and Flora and two labradoodles: Freyja and Marnie.

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