Douglas Ross appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Scotland

Douglas Ross with his ministerial box at Dover House in London

Following his appointment as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Scotland, Douglas Ross said:

I am delighted to have the opportunity to work alongside the Secretary of State for Scotland as we strengthen Scotland’s place in the UK and deliver on our commitment to leave the EU at the end of next month.

The UK Government is firmly focussed on bringing the whole of the United Kingdom together.

We are determined to show how the UK works for Scotland. This includes driving forward our transformative investment of more than £1.4 billion in Scottish city and growth deals and progressing the UK Industrial Strategy

We’ll ensure Brexit works for Scotland and all parts of the UK. It will mean great new opportunities for our fishing industry and coastal communities, it will allow us to tailor better support for our farmers and our exporters will benefit from new global trade deals.

We are also committed to building a better world for future generations and are ramping up our efforts to deliver a successful COP26 climate change conference in Glasgow.

I’m honoured and excited to be entering government at such an important time.

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