By Alex Neil [Cabinet Secretary for Social Justice, Communities & Pensioners’ Rights].
Scotland is a great country to live in and in recent years the quality of life for everyone has improved. But there is still more we can do to make it an even better place to live. So this morning I visited the Kirkshaws Neighbourhood Centre in Coatbridge, to launch a summer of discussion on what a fairer Scotland might look like for generations to come.
It’s an area I feel passionately about. It will mean tackling deep seated issues not looking for quick fixes or temporary measures. Achieving genuine change will take time and will be challenging but the Scottish Government are ready to take that on. It cannot just be about government though – it will require collective effort and a shared vision of what a fair and equal Scotland should look like in the years to come.