Minister for Energy

Gillian Martin MSP



Minister for Energy
Scottish Government
St Andrew's House
Regent Road


Gillian Martin was appointed as Minister for Energy in March 2023.


Supports the Cabinet Secretary for Wellbeing Economy, Fair Work, and Energy.

Specific responsibilities are:

  • energy policy and strategy
  • energy consents
  • hydrogen
  • carbon capture utilisation and storage
  • industrial decarbonisation
  • offshore wind, wave and tidal
  • fuel poverty


Gillian Martin grew up in Newburgh, Aberdeenshire. Prior to her role as an MSP, she lectured in Television Production at North East Scotland College and ran her own video production company. She also designed safety courses for the energy industry and was the manager of an emergency media response team for companies operating in the North Sea for 10 years.

Ms Martin was elected as a Member of the Scottish Parliament to represent Aberdeenshire East in 2016.

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