Gillian Martin, will no longer be appointed as the new further education, higher education and science minister.
The Scottish government has removed the Aberdeenshire East MSP from her position today.
The decision comes after Ms Martin made “inappropriate and offensive” remarks about transgender people in a blog post.
Ms Martin who was first elected to Holyrood in 2016, was appointed as minister for further education, higher education and science in Nicola Sturgeon’s cabinet reshuffle yesterday.
I have released the following statement in regard to press interest today. pic.twitter.com/b2vmNKTxva
— Gillian Martin (@GillianMSP) June 28, 2018
She insisted the comments did not reflect her view when she wrote them on her blog.