Fate is a Cruel Mistress

The First Minister, Alex Salmond MSP, has today re-shuffled his cabinet. He obviously didn’t know that Mike Russell MSP had a long standing appointment this afternoon with the good folk of Freuchie! Unfortunately, Mike Russell was called back to Edinburgh as he headed out to see us! The reason for the last minute cancellation of his visit to Freuchie becomes apparent as he is promoted from Environment to Culture. We wish Mike well in his new role and thank him profusely for his past help and support.

Mike Russell MSP   Roseanna Cunningham MSP

Photos: Mike Russell promoted to Culture, Roseanna Cunningham appointed to Environment – © Office of the Queen’s Printer for Scotland

Fortunately, Roseanna Cunningham MSP moves from the back benches to Minister for the Environment, a wise and very appropriate appointment. As convenor of the Environment and Rural Affairs Committee she guided the new Flood Risk Management (Scotland) Bill through committee stage in the Scottish Parliament. The new Minister brings with her a wealth of experience and knowledge of flooding issues.

Looks like we’ll be inviting the new Minister of the Environment to come visit us. We look forward to welcoming Roseanna to Freuchie in the near future.

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