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Fergus Ewing is the Member of Scottish Parliament (MSP) for Inverness and Nairn. The SNP politician has been elected to Holyrood since 1999. He has previously served as a Scottish Government minister and later a cabinet minister from 2011-2021.

Fergus Ewing

FERGUS EWING: It’s time perhaps to review and reform devolution

21 May 2024
FERGUS EWING: It’s time perhaps to review and reform devolution

FERGUS EWING: It’s time perhaps to review and reform devolution

21 May 2024

The A9 dualling project and Post Office scandal are also topics for our MSP.


FERGUS EWING: Lack of info on A96 dualling is not good enough

07 May 2024
FERGUS EWING: Lack of info on A96 dualling is not good enough

FERGUS EWING: Lack of info on A96 dualling is not good enough

07 May 2024

SNP leadership, end of the power-sharing agreement with the Greens and wood-burning stoves are among the hot topics for our MSP.


Fergus Ewing: environmental laws must make sense for Highland households

23 April 2024
Fergus Ewing: environmental laws must make sense for Highland households

Fergus Ewing: environmental laws must make sense for Highland households

23 April 2024

Last week in Holyrood, the Scottish Government bowed to the inevitable. Climate change targets for 2030, always unachievable, have now been scrapped.


FERGUS EWING: The people spoke and the politicians listened

09 April 2024
FERGUS EWING: The people spoke and the politicians listened

FERGUS EWING: The people spoke and the politicians listened

09 April 2024

Working together across party divides can bring results, says our MSP.


FERGUS EWING: I asked ‘could we not just admit we were wrong?’

26 March 2024
FERGUS EWING: I asked ‘could we not just admit we were wrong?’

FERGUS EWING: I asked ‘could we not just admit we were wrong?’

26 March 2024

Fair to say the committee members, all of whom asked probing questions, were not overly impressed, says our MSP.


FERGUS EWING: My 'crime' was standing up for my constituents

12 March 2024
FERGUS EWING: My 'crime' was standing up for my constituents

FERGUS EWING: My 'crime' was standing up for my constituents

12 March 2024

'If my constituents had wanted a doormat, they would have gone to B&Q!' says our MSP.


FERGUS EWING: Bond system could end healthcare short change

27 February 2024
FERGUS EWING: Bond system could end healthcare short change

FERGUS EWING: Bond system could end healthcare short change

27 February 2024

Last week, during the hullabaloo in Westminster, in Holyrood we debated the NHS and lack of NHS dentistry.


FERGUS EWING: Resignation brings hope for A9 dualling vision?

13 February 2024
FERGUS EWING: Resignation brings hope for A9 dualling vision?

FERGUS EWING: Resignation brings hope for A9 dualling vision?

13 February 2024

In nearly a quarter of a century in Holyrood I have never called upon anyone to resign as a Minister.


FERGUS EWING: It's about time Transport Scotland had an Inverness office

31 January 2024
FERGUS EWING: It's about time Transport Scotland had an Inverness office

FERGUS EWING: It's about time Transport Scotland had an Inverness office

31 January 2024

Staff usually drive up and back on the same day or have to stay over in hotels – that does not seem a practical or effective, says our columnist.


FERGUS EWING: Honour Mr Bates for standing up to Post Office

17 January 2024
FERGUS EWING: Honour Mr Bates for standing up to Post Office

FERGUS EWING: Honour Mr Bates for standing up to Post Office

17 January 2024

The Post Office used a flawed computer system.


FERGUS EWING: Here’s hoping for a more boring year in politics!

02 January 2024
FERGUS EWING: Here’s hoping for a more boring year in politics!

FERGUS EWING: Here’s hoping for a more boring year in politics!

02 January 2024

My job is to press the government to implement the A9 plan whilst listening carefully to industry about how in practice we ensure it can be delivered.


FERGUS EWING: Pressure has kept the issue of A9 dualling alive

19 December 2023
FERGUS EWING: Pressure has kept the issue of A9 dualling alive

FERGUS EWING: Pressure has kept the issue of A9 dualling alive

19 December 2023

This week, I expect the Scottish Government to make its much vaunted Ministerial Statement on the A9 dualling project.


FERGUS EWING: Positive steps towards an increase in NHS dentists

06 December 2023
FERGUS EWING: Positive steps towards an increase in NHS dentists

FERGUS EWING: Positive steps towards an increase in NHS dentists

06 December 2023

In addressing insufficient NHS dental services the challenge spans the entirety of Scotland and is particularly pronounced in the Highlands.


FERGUS EWING: Political stalwart is still an example for all of us

22 November 2023
FERGUS EWING: Political stalwart is still an example for all of us

FERGUS EWING: Political stalwart is still an example for all of us

22 November 2023

Helping promote an important health message and remembering a towering figure of Scottish politics.


FERGUS EWING: People can have a stake in Highland wind farms they look at – here's what has to happen

07 November 2023
FERGUS EWING: People can have a stake in Highland wind farms they look at – here's what has to happen

FERGUS EWING: People can have a stake in Highland wind farms they look at – here's what has to happen

07 November 2023

Better than a fixed cash payment is a share in ownership of each farm, says Inverness and Nairn MSP.


FERGUS EWING: Scotland must be able to provide food and energy

23 October 2023
FERGUS EWING: Scotland must be able to provide food and energy

FERGUS EWING: Scotland must be able to provide food and energy

23 October 2023

Arthur Balfour, the last grandee to be UK PM, once said of what matters in politics: “Most things do not matter at all, only a very few matter much.”


FERGUS EWING: We want the truth, whole truth and nothing but the truth on A9 dualling

10 October 2023
FERGUS EWING: We want the truth, whole truth and nothing but the truth on A9 dualling

FERGUS EWING: We want the truth, whole truth and nothing but the truth on A9 dualling

10 October 2023

Following Alex Neil's testimony to the A9 committee inquiry Mr Ewing believes the former First Minister has questions to answer.


EXCLUSIVE: Fergus Ewing on his suspension from the SNP – 'sadly, minds were made up'

28 September 2023
EXCLUSIVE: Fergus Ewing on his suspension from the SNP – 'sadly, minds were made up'

EXCLUSIVE: Fergus Ewing on his suspension from the SNP – 'sadly, minds were made up'

28 September 2023

He argues if conscience plays no role in decisions 'we are not a parliament but a group of automatons voting at the behest of party bosses.'


FERGUS EWING: I don't know if ministers possess enough determination or gumption

27 September 2023
FERGUS EWING: I don't know if ministers possess enough determination or gumption

FERGUS EWING: I don't know if ministers possess enough determination or gumption

27 September 2023

The SNP MSP says voices were loud and clear at the A9 Crisis Summit, but it appears we must raise them even higher to ensure our concerns are heard.


FERGUS EWING: Let's get A9 Inverness-Perth dualling details before all leaves fall

11 September 2023
FERGUS EWING: Let's get A9 Inverness-Perth dualling details before all leaves fall

FERGUS EWING: Let's get A9 Inverness-Perth dualling details before all leaves fall

11 September 2023

The Inverness and Nairn MSP's latest take on the A9 dualling saga, as well as thoughts on his mum Winnie and health matters.


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