Mairi Gougeon was appointed Minister for Rural Affairs and Natural Environment in June 2018.
Specific responsibilities are:
- Animal health & welfare
- Marine planning
- National Parks and natural heritage
- Physical and marine environment
- Sustainable development
- Plant Health (including forestry disease issues)
- Climate Change implications related to Agriculture
Mairi Gougeon was previously a councillor for Brechin and Edzell, during which she was chairwoman of the East of Scotland European Consortium.
She is a history graduate from the University of Aberdeen.
Mairi was elected as the MSP for Angus North and Mearns in May 2016.