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Minister for Public Health and Sport

Current role holder: Mairi Gougeon MSP

Mairi Gougeon  MSP

Mairi Gougeon was appointed Minister for Public Health and Sport in December 2020.


Supports the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport.

Specific responsibilities are:

  • COVID-19 testing programme
  • Health improvement
  • Public health and healthy working lives
  • Physical activity, sport, sporting events and events legacy
  • Problem alcohol use and recovery
  • Care Inspectorate
  • Carers
  • Child and maternal health (excluding mental health)
  • Health protection
  • Person-centred care
  • Self-directed support
  • Sexual health
  • dentistry


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.