The Scottish Government

Education and lifelong learning in an independent Scotland

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

Scottish Budget

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

Programme for Government

Our Programme for Government 2023 to 2024 sets out the actions we will take in the coming year.

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.


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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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