The Scottish Government

The Scottish Government


Mainland Scotland is in lockdown with guidance to stay at home, except for essential purposes. Some islands are in level 3.

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Programme for Government

Protecting Scotland, Renewing Scotland, the government's programme for Scotland 2020 to 2021 sets out the actions we will take in the coming year.

EU Exit (Brexit)

Scotland voted to remain in the European Union.

Find out more about the Scottish Government's position on EU Exit.


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16 Jan 2021 00:01

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About government

First Minister

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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: