Sarah Boyack MSP

Sarah was first elected to the Scottish Parliament in 1999 and served in Donald Dewar’s Cabinet as Minister for Transport and the Environment. Prior to her election she was a Town Planner and a lecturer. In Parliament Sarah has consistently raised the need to tackle climate change and currently services on Cross-Party Groups on Sustainable Transport and Renewables and Energy Efficiency. Sarah was briefly out of Parliament between 2016 and 2019 during which time she worked for the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations. Sarah is currently Scottish Labour’s Spokesperson for Net Zero, Energy and Just Transition.

Sarah Boyack MSP
Former Minister for Transport (1999-2001) and current Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Net Zero, Energy, and Just Transition
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19 Jun 2024

To mark this historic moment, for both Holyrood magazine and its namesake institution, we will be publishing a special commemorative issue and celebrating with a drinks reception on 19th June at the Fruitmarket Gallery in Edinburgh. The reception will feature a panel discussion with former first ministers, as well as lively ‘then and now’ conversations between current and past portfolio ministers.