Fergus Stewart Ewing was a member of the Federation of Small Business, and the SCDI, and developed policy of
the Scottish National Party on business legal and taxation matters, as well as serving on its National Executive
Committee and as a Vice Convenor.
Elected to the Scottish Parliament in 1999 for the constituency of Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber, he has
been re-elected on each of the three subsequent elections.
During the first three sessions of the Scottish Parliament he sat on various committees, and was a front
bencher on Finance and then Transport. In 2007 in the minority SNP administration he served as Minister for
Community Safety. Since 2011 he has been Minister for Energy, Enterprise and Tourism.
Andrew has had forty years’ experience in the casual dining sector of the hospitality industry, working in the
UK, Europe and the USA.