19 May 1999
Dewar puts landowner
in charge of land reform

DONALD DEWAR, Scotlands first minister, has appointed a landowner to be in charge of land reform in the new Scottish assembly.

Mr Dewar completed his 22-strong government team by naming 11 deputy ministers to join the 10 Scottish cabinet ministers.

John Home Robertson, a landowner who is also a Labour MP, is to be deputy minister for fisheries and land reform.

Alasdair Morrison, Labour MSP for the Western Isles, is to be deputy minister for the Highlands and Islands.