The Scottish Government

Building a New Scotland

Opportunities that independence would provide for Scotland’s marine sector are set out in a new paper.

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.


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



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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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