Sturgeon Unveils New Cabinet Team

21 November 2014, 12:43 | Updated: 21 November 2014, 12:44

The new Scottish Cabinet has been unveiled by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.

Ms Sturgeon revealed her new team, which has a 50-50 gender split, at an event in Edinburgh just two days after becoming leader of the Government.

John Swinney has been appointed Deputy First Minister, and also retains his brief as Finance Secretary.

Michael Russell has made way for Angela Constance as the new Education Secretary, and Michael Matheson takes over from Kenny MacAskill with the justice portfolio.

Former sports secretary Shona Robison has been promoted to Health Secretary, with Alex Neil moving to the role of Cabinet Secretary for Social Justice, Communities and Pensioners' Rights.

Former legal affairs minister Roseanna Cunningham is now Cabinet Secretary for Fair Work, Skills and Training, while ex-transport minister Keith Brown takes on the role of Secretary for Infrastructure, Investment and Cities.

Richard Lochhead and Fiona Hyslop are staying on in their roles as Environment Secretary and Culture Secretary respectively.