Lorna Slater

MSP for Lothian Region

Lorna Slater outside the Scottish Parliament

Lorna Slater was elected MSP for Lothian Region in the Scottish Parliament 2021 elections and is now a minister in the Scottish Government. Along with Patrick Harvie MSP, she is Co-Leader of the Scottish Greens.


In her role as Minister for Green Skills, Circular Economy and Biodiversity, Lorna will focus on building sustainable industries in Scotland and a just transition away from fossil fuels. The implementation of a Green New Deal and a Green Deal for workers are needed to overhaul how our economy works and ensure fair well-paid jobs for generations to come.

Lorna lives in Leith Walk Ward in Edinburgh, and has had a career as an electro-mechanical engineer working in renewable tidal energy. In 2019 she spent a year studying leadership and climate change in the Homeward Bound leadership program, which included a three-week visit to Antarctica to see the devastating effects of this first hand.

Group of council candidates holding up 'Vote Green 1' placards with Scottish Greens co-convenors, Patrick Harvie and Lorna Slater
Lorna Slater with Patrick Harvie and council candidates at 2022 Election Campaign Launch

Contact details

Scottish Parliament

To contact Lorna as your MSP, email lorna.slater.msp@parliament.scot
or phone 0131 348 6997

Scottish Greens

To contact Lorna on Scottish Green Party matters,
email lorna.slater@scottishgreens.org.uk

Social media

Twitter: @lornaslater 
Instagram: @lornagreens

Recent posts

Putting the brakes on fast fashion

Lorna Slater on the launch of the Circular Textiles Fund and what that can do to mitigate the cost to the planet of fast fashion.

View Lorna’s ‘Road to Holyrood’ blog posts here >