Annabelle Ewing was appointed Minister for Community Safety and Legal Affairs in May 2016.
- supports the Cabinet Secretary for Justice
Specific responsibilities are:
- access to justice
- anti-social behaviour
- civil law
- community safety
- fire and rescue services
- legal profession
She graduated with EC Law Honours from Glasgow University in 1981. Following post-graduate studies in Bologna and Amsterdam, and 10 years as a Brussels-based EC lawyer, Annabelle returned to run a legal practice in Glasgow.
She was previously elected as the MP for Perth between 2001-2005. As an MSP, Annabelle was elected for Mid Scotland and Fife region in May 2011 and re-elected in May 2016. She was appointed as Minister for Youth and Women's Employment on November 2014.
Annabelle is interested in reading, travelling, gardening and swimming.