Isles MSP, Alasdair Allan has been appointed an education minister in the new Scottish Government.
First Minister, Alex Salmond, announced his new ministerial appointments today (Friday), which include Alasdair Allan’s new role as Minister for Learning and Skills in Mike Russell’s education department. Alasdair Allan will also have responsibility for Gaelic and Scots and is a fluent speaker of both.
Speaking from Benbecula in his constituency, Alasdair Allan commented: “This is another challenge to take on, and one I am looking forward to immensely.
“First and foremost in my mind I have a responsibility to the Western Isles as their MSP, and I will still be working hard at that job, though I will now also be pursuing causes close to my heart nationally – Scottish education, and the future of the Scots and Gaelic languages.
“I don’t expect life to get any less busy, but I intend to get stuck into the task I’ve been given with enthusiasm. Scotland’s new government intends to waste no time in making a positive difference to the lives of every Scot.”