The Scottish Government

The Scottish Government


Scotland will move beyond Level 0 on 9 August. Read the news release.

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Islands Bond Consultation

  • Business, industry and innovation
  • Children and families
  • Communities and third sector
  • Economy
  • Farming and rural
  • Housing
  • Work and skills

02 Aug 2021

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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: