The statistics in this release are based on administrative records and surveys of individual public sector bodies carried out by the Scottish Government and the Office for National Statistics (ONS). This is a snapshot of employment as at March 2015. The publication includes information on public sector employment in Scotland with distinctions made for employment in devolved bodies and reserved bodies (located in Scotland).
Statistical bulletin on crimes and offences involving firearms recorded by the police in Scotland in 2013-14.
This publication presents post review attainment for 2013/14 school leavers, initial and follow up school leaver destinations for 2013/14, and information on the healthy living survey taken in February 2015.
An evaluation of the Scottish Government's Whole System Approach for young People who Offend (WSA)
Youth Justice strategy for Scotland, 2015-2020. With a strategic focus on advancing the Whole System Approach, improving life chances and developing capacity and improvement
This publication details the attainment and post-school destinations for any looked after children who could be linked to the relevant datasets.
This statistics publication provides Council Tax collection figures for Scottish Local Authorities for the financial year 2014-15 and previous years.
This publication provides statistics on the Council Tax Reduction scheme, which reduces the Council Tax liability of vulnerable people in Scotland. The statistics are based on data extracts and statistical returns from local authorities. Statistics are available for each month between April 2013 and March 2015.
An initial examination of the benefits which are set to be devolved to Scotland under the Smith Commission recommendations.
This document outlines the work carried out so far to undertake an Equality Impact Assessment for the pilot Pentland Firth and Orkney Waters Marine Spatial Plan.
This report provides the evidence collected to inform a Business and Regulatory Impact Assessment.
This Regional Locational Guidance collates information from a wide variety of sources to assist the wind, wave and tidal energy developers in situating their developments.
This Socio-Economic Baseline Review provides a regional overview of the Pentland Firth and Orkney Waters area for the pilot Pentland Firth and Orkney Waters Marine Spatial Plan. It also informs the Sustainability Appraisal for this Plan.
This report summarises the findings of the Sustainability Appraisal undertaken on the draft pilot Pentland Firth and Orkney Waters Marine Spatial Plan incorporating a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) required under Directive 2001/42/EC and the Environmental Assessment (Scotland) Act 2005, a Socio-Economic Assessment and work undertaken to meet obligations under the European Commission (EC) Habitats Regulations (HRA).
This consultation paper seeks comments on the draft Reservoirs (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2015.
This consultation draft has been developed taking into account comments from a previous consultation in July 2013. The working group are now inviting comments on the draft Marine Spatial Plan.
The Circular explains the relationship between the marine and terrestrial planning systems, including related regimes such as marine licencing and consenting for offshore energy generation, ports and harbours development and aquaculture.
A consultation paper seeking views on the Scottish Government's proposals to extend coverage of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 to contractors who run privately-managed prisons; providers of secure accommodation for children; grant-aided schools, and independent special schools.
Public Engagement for Wind Turbine Proposals – Draft Good Practice Guidance PUBLIC CONSULTATION ANALYSIS REPORT
pocketbook compendium of agricultural facts and figures, from Scotland, and comparisons from UK and EU