Minister for Transport

Current role holder: Graeme Dey MSP

Graeme Dey MSP

Graeme Dey was appointed Minister for Transport in May 2021.


Supports the Cabinet Secretary for Net Zero, Energy and Transport.

Specific responsibilities are: 

  • public transport
  • decarbonising public transport
  • active travel
  • ferry services – inc. CMAL
  • low-carbon transport and infrastructure
  • roads and road safety
  • motorways and trunk roads
  • Future Transport Fund
  • transport information
  • Scottish Canals
  • freight industry
  • Islands Connectivity Plan
  • maritime policy including ports and canals
  • aviation and air services (including HIAL)
  • Forth and Tay Bridge authorities
  • Transport and Travel strategy
  • rail services
  • concessionary fares and bus services


Graeme Dey attended Harlaw Academy in Aberdeen before embarking on a career in journalism, living in Dundee and Angus.

He was elected to the Scottish Parliament for Angus South in 2011 and has been Convener of the Parliament's Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee, and Depute Convenor of the Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee.

Born and raised in Aberdeen, Graeme is married with two grown up children.

He was previously the Minister for Parliamentary Business and Veterans.