Minister for Commonwealth Games and Sport
Shona Robison was born in Redcar in 1966. Educated at Alva Academy, she went on to graduate from Glasgow University with a Social Sciences MA and Jordanhill College with a Postgraduate Certificate in Community Education. Previously she worked for Glasgow City Council's Social Work Department.
She was MSP for the North East from 1999-2003 and elected MSP for Dundee East in 2003. Latterly she was Shadow Minster for Health and Social Justice and a member of the Parliament's Health Committee before being appointed Minister for Public Health in the Scottish Government formed after the May 2007 election.
She was re-elected at the May 5, 2011 election and appointed to her present Ministerial position. She is married with a daughter and lives in Dundee.
Shona Robison MSP, The Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh, EH99 1SP
On Twitter: @shonarobison