Fergus Ewing is the Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy and Tourism.
He is MSP for Inverness and Nairn, and was first elected in 1999, having been re-elected on four occasions. He is the elder son of Winnie Ewing.
Educated at Loretto School, Edinburgh, he graduated in law from Glasgow University before serving his apprenticeship and then running his own legal practice. After decades of bagging Munros, completing marathons and serving as a member of Lomond Mountain Rescue Team, he now engages in more sedentary pursuits such as the piano, listening to jazz and doing crosswords.