SCOTLAND’S First Minister is to tour East Lothian before taking questions from residents.

Humza Yousaf MSP and Cabinet Secretaries will visit a number of projects across the county next Monday (December 11) to learn how local people are making a difference to their communities.

Following the tour, the travelling Cabinet will meet in Haddington and later take questions from the public in the town’s Corn Exchange (2-3.30pm).

Mr Yousaf told the Courier: “I am looking forward to the Cabinet’s first visit to East Lothian and hearing more about issues which matter to the people there.

“I know there are a number of excellent community-based initiatives in the area enabling local people to get involved and make a difference.

“We learn a lot from meeting and listening to people in every part of the country and these visits and discussions help us shape and inform Government decision-making as we build a fairer, greener and more prosperous Scotland.”

Details of which projects will be visited will be announced closer to the time due to security reasons.

Fifty-one travelling Cabinets have been held across the country since 2008 but they were put on hold in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.

They resumed in September, with senior MSPs visiting Inveraray.

Go to for registration details for the public discussions.