Two New Government Appointments Made at the Scottish Office

The Government has confirmed two new appointments at the Scottish Office following the resignation last week of Douglas Ross, who quit following the revelations about the conduct of Dominic Cummings. Iain Stewart, the MP for Milton Keynes South, and David Duguid, the MP for Banff and Buchan, have both been appointed in the role of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Scotland.

Alister Jack, the Secretary of State for Scotland, said in a statement:

“It is great news that Iain Stewart and David Duguid have been appointed as UK Government Ministers for Scotland. Talented and experienced, they will both bring a great deal to government at this critical time.

There are huge challenges and great opportunities ahead for Scotland. As we continue to tackle coronavirus and protect the public’s health, start to recover our economy, and look forward to a new relationship with the EU, we will make sure that Scotland’s interests are at the forefront. I would like to take this opportunity to again thank Douglas Ross for his very valuable contribution in his time as a minister, and to wish him well for the future”