New sector minister in Scottish Government

The recently selected Scottish First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, has created a new ministerial position of Cabinet secretary for social justice, communities and pensioners rights, which includes responsibility for the third sector. Alex Neil is the first occupant. See Third Force News for more on the ministerial reshuffle or go to the official news release at

Plus, the First Minister’s ‘Programme for Government’ speech is here, or see the news release at