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Strategic Objectives

One of the Government's first actions on taking office in May 2007 was to streamline the resources of government in order to focus on creating a more successful country.

We aligned the Scottish Government around five Strategic Objectives that underpin our Purpose and describe the kind of Scotland we want to live in - a Scotland that is Wealthier and Fairer, Smarter, Healthier, Safer and Stronger and Greener.

We believe that success lies in focusing all of Government and public services on the achievement of our Purpose. By working together across all of these strategic objectives, we can increase sustainable economic growth so that all of Scotland can flourish.

Strategic Objectives

Wealthier and Fairer
Enable businesses and people to increase their wealth and more people to share fairly in that wealth.

Smarter
Expand opportunities for Scots to succeed from nurture through to life long learning ensuring higher and more widely shared achievements.

Healthier
Help people to sustain and improve their health, especially in disadvantaged communities, ensuring better, local and faster access to health care.

Safer and Stronger
Help local communities to flourish, becoming stronger, safer place to live, offering improved opportunities and a better quality of life.

Greener
Improve Scotland's natural and built environment and the sustainable use and enjoyment of it.