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General Enquiries

Telephone Enquiry Line: 0300 244 4000*
*0300 numbers are geographically neutral (Office Hours: 08:30 to 17:00 Monday - Friday)

International Callers: +44 131 244 4000

Email: ceu@gov.scot

Text Relay Service: 18001+ 0300 244 4000 (service for the deaf)

BSL users can contact us via contactSCOTLAND-BSL, the online British Sign Language interpreting service.

Find out more on the contactSCOTLAND website.

Main addresses

If you need to contact the Scottish Government in writing and require any assistance please contact the main number above for advice.

Local Government and Communities

Director for Local Government & Communities: Kenneth Hogg




Local Government and Communities Directorate works to deliver better outcomes for people and the places they live in.  We do this by being innovative, promoting equality and fairness, building assets within communities and encouraging citizen ownership.

Key responsibilities


  • Strengthening the relationship between central and local government and across the wider public sector.
  • Providing strategy, policy and guidance on planning and architecture and promoting the creation of successful, sustainable places.
  • Leading policy on Third Sector, Equality and Human Rights. 
  • Balancing the Government’s world-leading climate change aspirations with achieving sustainable economic growth.
  • Promoting reform of public services and ensuring that community planning arrangements support local implementation of that reform.