The Scottish Government

Cost of living support

People in Scotland are being affected by the most severe economic crisis in a generation. Find out what help is available.

Programme for Government

Our Programme for Government 2022 to 2023 - A stronger and more resilient Scotland - sets out the actions we will take in the coming year.


Find out what we are doing and how you can help the people of Ukraine.

Building a New Scotland

Read papers making the case for Scottish independence.


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About government

First Minister

As head of the Scottish Government, the First Minister is responsible for the overall development, implementation and presentation of the administration's policies and for promoting and representing Scotland at home and overseas.

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How government works

The Scottish Government is made up of:

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