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.

Scottish Budget

We have set out our spending and tax plans for 2024 to 2025. See: Scottish Budget.

Justice in an independent Scotland

Paper sets out the Scottish Government's vision for justice in an independent Scotland. Read this and other papers.




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About government

First Minister

John Swinney

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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