KateForbes MSP

Minister for Public Finance and Digital Economy in the Scottish Government

Kate Forbes is the Member of the Scottish Parliament for the Skye, Lochaber & Badenoch, and Minister for Public Finance and Digital Economy in the Scottish Government. 

A fluent Gaelic speaker, Kate made history earlier this year by becoming the first female MSP to give a plenary speech entirely in Gaelic in the current Scottish Parliament chamber. During her first two years at Holyrood, she was named as a finalist in the “One to Watch” category at the annual Scottish Politician of the Year 2017 awards, and also a finalist for Holyrood magazine’s backbencher of the Year for 2017/18.