A letter from the Minister for International Development and Europe, Dr Alasdair Allan MSP, in response to the Home Affairs Committee inquiry into the developing a consensus on an effective immigration policy.
This Discussion Document seeks comments and views from individuals and organisations about the issues the National Plan will need to cover. It sets out ideas on workforce planning at national, regional and local level. And it asks questions about a number of key areas, including governance, workforce planning roles, workforce data and recruiting and retaining staff.
The form issued by Scottish Ministers by which a parent can request an assessment of the need for Gaelic Medium Primary Education from their education authority under the Education (Scotland) Act 2016.
Guidance on Succession Planning for Public Body Boards
A consultation on unconventional oil and gas in Scotland.
Total Income from Farming is an estimate of the net income from farming in Scotland, taking into account outputs and support payments, less total costs.
The Scottish Government consulted on proposals for transposing the amended Environmental Impact Assessment Directive 2014/52 EU into Scottish legislation. This report summaries the responses received.
This research was carried out to better understand forced marriage in Scotland, including professionals' understandings of forced marriage and potential legal responses, and barriers to working in this field.
An independent ex-post evaluation of the Scotland Rural Development Programme 2007-2013
A joint Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) of the Draft Climate Change Plan: The Draft Third Report on Policies and Proposals 2017-2032 and Draft Scottish Energy Strategy: The Future of Energy in Scotland. The Environmental Report sets out the findings of this assessment.
Document providing Level 2 and 3 budget details for the portfolio totals contained in the Budget Bill 2017-18
This privacy impact assessment considers any potential privacy impacts that result from the implementation of the registration of letting agents. It sets out the privacy risks and the action proposed to mitigate against these risks.
Scottish Government consultation paper on local heat & energy efficiency strategies,and regulation of district heating. Views are invited on planning at local level of heat decarbonisation and energy efficiency programmes within Scotland's Energy Efficiency Programme (SEEP), and supporting the development of district heating in Scotland.
A consultation on a draft Scottish Energy Strategy, which sets out the Scottish Government’s vision for the future energy system in Scotland, to 2050. It articulates the priorities for an integrated system-wide approach that considers both the use and the supply of energy for heat, power and transport. The Scottish Government are seeking views on the vision set out in the draft Energy Strategy and how we will seek to achieve this.
Scotland’s Energy Efficiency Programme will operate over 15 – 20 years and make our homes, shops, offices, schools and hospitals warmer and easier to heat. By reducing energy demand it will help to tackle fuel poverty, help businesses improve their energy productivity and competitiveness and release savings in the public sector for front line services. We are now formally consulting and seeking your views on these different options for programme and policy design.
This statement reaffirms the Scottish Government's existing onshore wind policy and seeks views on a number of issues relating to supporting the sector.
The Scottish Government is prescribing Humanist Society Scotland so all of its celebrants are automatically authorised to solemnise marriage and register civil partnership. This document records the results of the Scottish Government's Equality Impact Assessment of the policy.
This report draws together statistics and research on sexual orientation from a range of sources and presents these in a single bulletin, providing user-friendly infographics and commentary. It examines the differences between heterosexual adults in Scotland and those who self-identify their sexual orientation as lesbian, gay, bisexual or other in major household surveys.
A step-by-step guide for community bodies setting out who can make an asset transfer request; how to get information about suitable properties; how to make a request and how the relevant authority will deal with it. It also covers review and appeal procedures.
A step-by-step guide for relevant authorities on the requirements for dealing with asset transfer requests, including who can make a request; registers of land and provision of information; procedures for processing requests and matters to be considered in making a decision. It also covers review and appeal procedures.