Paul Wheelhouse gets new ministerial post

New role: Paul Wheelhouse
New role: Paul Wheelhouse

South of Scotland MSP Paul Wheelhouse has a new job within the Scottish Government following the new First Minister’s cabinet reshuffle.

Ayton based Mr Wheelhouse was previously minister for environment, climate change and land reform.

That role has been taken by Aileen McLeod, one of a number of female MSPs promoted by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, to make the cabinet gender split 50-50.

Mr Wheelhouse has been given the role of minister for community safety and legal affairs, under the new secretary for justice, Michael Matheson, after Kenny McAskill was replaced in the reshuffle.