Shelter Scotland praised the contribution former Communities Minister Stewart Maxwell has made following the news he has been replaced in a government reshuffle. The charity also welcomed the appointment of Alex Neil as new Communities Minister - urging him to breathe new life into Scotland's internationally acclaimed housing target.
Graeme Brown, Shelter's Director, said: "Stewart Maxwell has shown strong commitment to his portfolio during his time as Communities Minister. Alex Neil comes with a strong track record campaigning on social justice issues. I am sure he will want to make ending homelessness in Scotland by 2012 his top priority."