Elspeth Hough


Elspeth Hough job-shares the role of Head of the Family Unit in the Scottish Government.  Prior to joining the civil service shortly after devolution, Elspeth studied French and  Mediaeval History and taught English abroad.  In her youth she was an active participant in debating and public speaking events, which she now recognises provided invaluable training for  transitions to higher education and the world of work as well as much enjoyment.  She is keen to ensure that similarly high-quality opportunities remain available to young people today. (Elspeth holds this appointment in a personal capacity.)