Christina McKelvie takes medical leave, Edinburgh, 26 February 2021Add to Lightbox Download
Scottish government minister Christina McKelvie is temporarily stepping aside from her role.
The SNP MSP will be on medical leave from Monday for an undisclosed condition.
Ms McKelvie said she would retire for "a short time" to receive medical treatment before returning to contest her seat at the Holyrood elections.
Shirley-Anne Somerville will fill in as minister for equalities and older people.
Ms McKelvie has represented the Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse constituency for a decade.
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- Christina McKelvie takes medical leave, Edinburgh, 26 February 2021