Mairi Gougeon MSP

Mairi Gougeon MSP

Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Land Reform & Islands, Scottish Government

Mairi was elected as MSP for Angus North and Mearns in May 2016.

Mairi joined the government in 2018 and became Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs in 2021. Previous roles have included Minister for Public Health and Sport, and Minister for Rural Affairs and the Natural Environment.

Before joining the government, Mairi was a councillor for Brechin and Edzell. She was convenor of the infrastructure services committee and chaired the East of Scotland European Consortium. Mairi represented COSLA at the Council of European Municipalities and Regions.

She is a graduate of the University of Aberdeen.