Fergus Ewing

Fergus Stewart Ewing (born 23 September 1957) is a Scottish National Party (SNP) politician who served as the Scottish Government's Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy from 2016 to 2021, having previously held two junior ministerial posts. He has been a Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) since 1999: for Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber from 1999 to 2011, and for Inverness and Nairn since 2011.

Fergus Ewing

Official portrait, 2021
Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy and Tourism[1]
In office
18 May 2016  20 May 2021
First MinisterNicola Sturgeon
Preceded byRichard Lochhead
Succeeded byMairi Gougeon
Minister for Business, Energy and Tourism
In office
20 May 2011  18 May 2016
First MinisterAlex Salmond
Nicola Sturgeon
Preceded byJim Mather
Succeeded byPaul Wheelhouse
Minister for Community Safety
In office
17 May 2007  20 May 2011
First MinisterAlex Salmond
Preceded byJohann Lamont
Succeeded byRoseanna Cunningham
Member of the Scottish Parliament
for Inverness and Nairn
Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber 1999–2011)
Assumed office
3 May 1999
Preceded bynew constituency
Majority10,857 (28.3%)
Personal details
Born (1957-09-23) 23 September 1957 (age 63)
Glasgow, Scotland
NationalityScottish
Political partyScottish National Party
Spouse(s)Margaret McAdam(m. 1983–2006; her death)
ParentsStewart Ewing
Winnie Ewing
RelativesAnnabelle Ewing (sister)
Alma materUniversity of Glasgow