First Minister appoints cabinet and ministerial teams
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has appointed her cabinet and ministerial teams.
Angela Constance MSP has been appointed Cabinet Secretary for Communities, Social Security and Equalities, a portfolio which includes housing and welfare policy.
Kevin Stewart MSP becomes Minister for Local Government and Housing; Minister for Social Security is Jeane Freeman MSP and Paul Wheelhouse MSP is Minister for Business, Innovation and Energy.
A full list of new cabinet secretaries and ministers can be viewed on the Scottish Government’s website.