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Social media accounts

Scottish Government social media accounts are managed by communications teams and policy teams.

What we post

Posts and Tweets will be about:

  • Key policy developments
  • Key publications and consultations
  • News releases
  • Video, audio and imagery
  • Ministerial events
  • Sector developments

If you follow a Scottish Government social media account, you can expect regular posts and tweets providing alerts about content on our other digital channels (news, publications, videos, ministerial speeches, etc).


If you follow us we will not automatically follow you back. Being followed or re-posted by a Scottish Government social media account does not imply endorsement of any kind.


We will update and monitor our social media accounts during office hours, Monday to Friday.

Social media accounts may occasionally be unavailable and we accept no responsibility for lack of service due to platform downtime.

Direct messages and replies

We will read all direct messages and ensure that any emerging themes or helpful suggestions are passed to the relevant people in the Scottish Government. We will also keep an eye on replies and respond if appropriate.


All comments submitted are moderated in advance of being made public. There may be a time delay between submission and posting. Anything that is abusive, indecent, unlawful or defamatory will not be displayed. Individuals are personally liable for the comments they submit. Email addresses will not be displayed.

Please note that comments will usually be limited to a maximum of approximately 500 words.

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